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#26 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:54 PM

Just a note.

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#27 OFFLINE   GrumpyBear

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 01:56 PM

Worthwhile movie,
enough said :)

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 02:52 PM

Mrs. Smiddy and the Smiddelette are there right now. I hope to get a full brief when they return.
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Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:41 PM

Mrs. Smiddy and the Smiddelette are there right now. I hope to get a full brief when they return.


Let us know how the Smidellette likes it.

Our realtor is doing an open house here tomorrow, and if the reviews are favorable, I think I might take the whole Sharkie clan to see this tomorrow.
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 10:07 AM

The Smiddelette loved it. Mrs. Smiddy said that he got bored in the beginning, but got real into it has the movie progressed. He likes WALL-E a lot!
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 02:51 PM

Excellent movie.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 07:32 PM

So I took the whole Sharkie clan to see the movie today....

I enjoyed it alot. My wife just thought it was OK.

My son was a little tired and when it was done he said that it wasn't any fun. But he hasn't stopped talking about Wall-E and Eva since we left the theater. And he got a snazzy Wall-E watch that he's really enjoying running around wearing.
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 08:45 PM

It was actually a lot better than I gave credit for. As a coming-of-age teenager, that's giving it some serious recognition. Kinda depressing at the beginning, but a great movie

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 07:59 AM

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 08:22 AM

Stuart, you really should use spoiler tags. EVE's true mission itself is plot point, and there simply no reason you need to give so much away.

Saw this at a matinee at the local cafe theater yesterday, where not only can the kids make more noise and move around a bit more, but they bring really good burgers and hot wings right to your seats. Try that a home without servants!

Good movie. My 5 year old commented more than once that it was a little long, but he paid attention to the whole thing nonetheless.

And I agree, it's a pretty good year for movies. Haven't been disappointed yet....next on the list: Dark Knight!

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 08:30 AM

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 08:35 AM

I don't feel I gave away anything more than any other review, but out of consideration I will add spoiler tags.
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 08:45 AM

I don't feel I gave away anything more than any other review, but out of consideration I will add spoiler tags.


Thanks. As for 'any other review', many reviews are written by inconsiderate hacks and give WAY too much away. No need to restrict ourselves to such a low standard as popular journalism.

No offense to the GOOD popular journalists, in case either of them are reading this.
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:06 AM

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You should be careful Mav... some people may misinterpret this as spam. :rolleyes:

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:21 AM

I took my 4 year old and 8 year old (almost) to see it yesterday. They liked the blue watches they gave out at the ticket office.

The movie must have struck a chord with them. The theater had a cardboard WALL-E kiosk. Before the movie, my kids looked at it and seemed uninterested. After the movie I had to tear them away from that same cardboard WALL-E.

The show starts out really slow. Really, really slow. I was concerned it was going to get spooky and freak out my 4 year old but he was cool about it. You're left to piece things together during the first 30 - 45 minutes of the show. It moves along nicely after that. The movie can be enjoyed at a child's level and at an adult level.

There was more dialog than I was led to expect.
I agree that it came across as more of a drama than a comedy. Sure, there were funny parts.

One movie like this is fine, but I hope this isn't the beginning of a trend. Kudos to whoever thought this up, and my hat is off to the cg & sfx guys.

The worst thing about the matinee was the preview of the Chihuahua movie. The rest of the night, my kids yelled out their new catch phrase, "Aye, Chihuahua."

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:24 AM

Think I'll pass. Haven't watched a Pixar since The Incredibles. Seems like that's where they reached their zenith.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:25 AM

You should be careful Mav... some people may misinterpret this as spam. :rolleyes:


True did not think about that I guess I should have put in some sort of note that the link is associated with the movie I found the link on another board discussing the movie and found it funny and just copied the link and reposted it here.
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:39 AM

Think I'll pass. Haven't watched a Pixar since The Incredibles. Seems like that's where they reached their zenith.


That's a shame. I haven't seen a Pixar movie I didn't like. They're all fun and most of them have a message as well.
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 10:06 AM

I am not an immature, impulsive person.

I am a mature, patient individual. I have an awesome widescreen HD home
theatre. I also have every premium movie channel in the known Universe, all
of which I can easily afford on a modest retirement because I no longer waste
my money and gas going out to the movies.

As such a mature person :sure:, I will wait patiently for the movie to come to me.
When I really feel the need to experience the "real" movie ambience, I go hire
strangers to come into my home, sit behind me and talk to each other and on
their cells, and spill cokes and popcorn on my carpets.

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Posted 05 July 2008 - 06:56 AM

I really love Pixar. Thought Ratatouille was amazingly well written. Loved the Toy Story films too.

But I walked out of this one.

My wife asked, "Were they on drugs when they wrote this?"

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 01:55 PM

I just saw this movie.

I cannot stress this enough. GO SEE IT!!! If you are a Pixar fan you will love it.

For me, this movie seems like Pixar went back to their roots. Excellent story telling, stunning visuals, and just good clean fun.

There is so much going on especially with the sight gags that I'm sure I missed a few which means a Blu-Ray disc is in my future. :)

Apple computer users will get a kick out of when Wall-E finishes charging his batteries. The sound is still used today even in the new iMacs and Macbooks during bootup.

I actually enjoyed this more than the last couple of Pixar offerings.

Highly recommended and take the whole family.

EDIT - BTW, for those that are wondering. The theme songs used throughout the film are from the movie Hello Dolly.

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Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:25 AM

Think I'll pass. Haven't watched a Pixar since The Incredibles. Seems like that's where they reached their zenith.


So you haven't seen "Cars"?! You are doing yourself a tremendous disservice.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 09:23 PM

I love lots of the Pixar movies (Although for Cars, I thought it was a tad too long for a childs attention span.)

I really want to go see it, and have slowly been working on HIM to go see it lol.
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 12:16 PM

I love lots of the Pixar movies (Although for Cars, I thought it was a tad too long for a childs attention span.)

I really want to go see it, and have slowly been working on HIM to go see it lol.


My husband and I went to see it a couple of days ago - now he's recommending it to everyone we talk to! We both loved it - trust me, you don't even need a kidlet along to enjoy it!
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Posted 19 July 2008 - 11:33 AM

This is a movie not just worth seeing, but worth seeing several times, if just to catch all the visual and audio gags! My youngest son and I went to see it the other night. Less than 20 people in the theater at the time -- that can be attributed to the other recently released flicks showing iat the multiplex, such as Wanted, Hancock. Hellboy II and KungFu Panda.

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