6. Wall-E

Wall-E_CubecolorsThe movie WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) is set 700 years in the future where Earth has been deemed uninhabitable due to excessive garbage. WALL-E is set out to change that and finds himself alone on the planet. One day EVE (Extra-terrestrial Vegetation Evaluator) visits the planet to scan earth for living vegetation and WALL-E becomes infatuated with her.

The adventure continues in space when EVE finds a living plant WALL-E has found amongst the debris deactivating EVE and sending a beacon back to the ship. Humans aboard the ship are excessively large and have been waiting to see if Earth could ever be inhabited again. Autopilot tried to eliminate hopes to return, however EVE and WALL-E overcome and the Humans return to Earth to start again.

The Movie Theme

The theme of the movie is a critique on society for how the world manages waste. This is apparent in the opening scene as it shows the Earth 700 years in the future and the extreme amount of waste left on Earth. WALL-E collects items he finds dear to him, which are common items wasted and not recycled. The critique on society is similar to the Lego Movie, however instead of garbage it reflects consumerism and always having the newest hot item and easily disposing of the previous item.

WALL-E is a great film that shows us what life could be like if we do not avoid simple things like walking and exercise. Becoming a lazy technology could leave us ending up like the humans in the movie and leave the Earth in a whole heap of garbage. WALL-E is a reflection on how we need to enjoy life as represented in the plant WALL-E had found and to make simple changes now to avoid desperate measures in the future.

The animation in the film is very crisp and uses great vibrant lighting and colors to illustrate outer space. Long shots in the film really help to show the vastness of EVE and WALL-E’s trip outside of the ship. The colors in the scene are very brilliant and vibrant to catch the viewer’s attention. There is great detail in the futuristic ship, the Axiom, in each robot and their job they were created to do. The robots are all very lovable and show their personality. This is shown in the scene with the robot that is made to clean up tracks left by WALL-E and his obsessiveness with cleaning every spot that is made.

Overall this was a great film and we recommend it to children and adults as there are a lot of adult mannerisms in the movie. WALL-E and EVE take you on adventure to save the human race and get the humans to depend less on consumerism and technology.

5. Finding Nemo

Finding-NemoFinding Nemo is a masterpiece Pixar animation about conquest and challenge with the search of Nemo who is netted by a fisherman when he disobeys his father’s orders not to stray from school. He is relocated in a fish tank in a dentist office. Merlin is joined in his search by Dory, a fish with a short memory disorder. They encounter a shark convention where the motto is “fish are friends, not food.” They also encounter a slew of sea turtles as well as electric jellyfish.

Directed by Andrew Stanton with wonderful writing and a creative eye for detail. Albert Brooks voices Merlin who senses failure over the horizon yet propels forward. William Dafoe voices the wise fish in the tank, who is instrumental in Nemo gaining the inspiration to find escape. Alexander Gould voices the curios Nemo who is the symbol of disobeyed instructions and the consequences.

Ellen DeGeneres steals scenes as the voice of Dory. She is without fear and looks at the positive even at the lowest moments. She is a creation all her own and DeGeneres makes it all the better. Geoffrey Rush voices a resourceful pelican.
Pixar out did itself with one of their very best films. It contains glorious computer generated images that accompany a theme regarding parenting, trust and independence.

4. How to Train Your Dragon

How_To_Train_Your_Dragon_3_67028There are so many good things we can say about this film. Most of the things we could say have already been said and thoroughly explored. Despite that we’re going to say them anyway. How to Train Your Dragon is a fun and heartwarming movie about a boy and the forbidden friendship he creates with a dragon in Viking Times. It’s such a simple plot and has seemed to be done many times however it just seems to work so well in this film it’s not hard to get pulled in.

The Visuals are absolutely stunning and magnificent. They are so beautiful and detailed it’s hard not to fall in love with the setting. The flying scenes are just spectacular. If you ever get a chance to see it in 3D jump on that opportunity. The voice acting is honestly very well and sometimes extremely funny. We love Jay Baruchel’s quirky voice that really doesn’t sound like an 11 year old boy, but works so well.

The Visuals are enhanced by the epic score backing it up. John Powell, the composer, is an extremely talented arranger and composer he really makes the movie with his soundtrack of brilliance that almost reminds you of the magic of Harry Potter and the epic-ness of Jurassic Park.

This movie is amazing and it is probably one of our favorite animated films ever and we would suggest it to those of you looking for a fun movie with lots of atmosphere.

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