One look into those big, telescoping eyes and I was a goner, people.
I’m sure our resident filmes-type person Heather will have a full, real review of the movie soon, but I don’t come to review it. Or even discuss the Deep Messages and Whether Pixar Made a G-Rated Version of Idiocracy. I come to simply say HOW FREAKING ADORABLE IS THAT LITTLE ROBOT, PEOPLE?
Holy crap, he makes the Care Bears look like fucking trolls.
Anyway, we all thoroughly enjoyed this one in our house, from the thirtysomethings on down to the twosomething. Our toddler loved the Buster-Keaton-like physical antics of the robots, and the lack of a lot of dialog made the movie easy for him to understand (and oh, honestly it was refreshing to watch a CG movie that ISN’T all about the celebrity cast and "how are we going to get Chris Rock’s voice into this one?"). He sat quietly transfixed for the entire thing, an accomplishment not even Horton Hears a Who could give us.
Us grownup types appreciated the storyline and broader messages, and also…wow, a kid’s movie that actually warns kids against mindless marketing and consumerism instead of just showcasing all the kickass action figures they can buy later?
We’d actually just rented the abominable Bee Movie the night before, which made me want to punch everybody involved and didn’t hold our kid’s interest for more than 15 minutes. What Pixar does is just…so beyond everybody else it’s insane. The film easily looks better and "more real" than ANY of CGI sci-fi film I’ve seen in recent years, and OH MY GOD HOW FREAKING ADORABLE IS THAT LITTLE ROBOT, PEOPLE?