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He was a human Wall-E.
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bulldog93 wrote:
He was a human Wall-E.

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He was a clone Wall-E.
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About half way through my bag of popcorn, I had a thought in the same vein. This is just Wall-E without the fat guys.
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A friend and I got to see it in IMAX on Thursday afternoon, and I would definitely do that again. There are parts of that movie I cannot get out of my head. Mostly in a good way. I ended up really liking it, even if it wasn't perfect.

However, the one thing that really got me was all of the references (intentional or not) to many other sci-fi classics, including Wall-E. Broke the fourth wall for me a few times.

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Planet of the Apes: Liberty's torch
Star Wars: several, including the canyon, podracing, and rebel base entrances, delivering a bomb to the center of the Death Star
Blade Runner: the library in the hole, the soundtrack
Tron: light cycles off the grid
2001/2010: look and feel of the technology, the flight recorder flashback scene near the end
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And probably five or six other obvious ones I'm forgetting.


Still, overall thumbsup
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I saw this Saturday with some friends then we went for burgers. I told him I had flashbacks to video games while watching it. When he was ridng the bike across a desert littered with ships I thought I've been there. It's Oasis in Captain Scarlet's dlc in Borderlands 2. Walking across the creaky I-beam? Hell, I did that Friday night in FarCry 3 and months before that searching for the Firehawk in BL2.

Overall I enjoyed the movie but I don't know whether it's because of or in spite of the similarities to other movies and games. Retrospectively, I wish I had seen it in IMAX 3D.

EDIT: I've never seen Wall-E.
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scribidinus wrote:
EDIT: I've never seen Wall-E.


Wall-E is brilliant, but don't expect sweetness and light. There is much in Wall-E to being profound sorrow. The early scenes were, for me, especially heartbreaking.
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I saw this on Saturday and saw the Star Wars and Blade Runner similarities. However, I completely missed the Wall-E similarities.

I think I am going to have to watch Wall-E tonight.


edit: Overall I enjoyed the show. Somewhat predictable, but had some good action.
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scribidinus wrote:
EDIT: I've never seen Wall-E.

Probably because your children are all much older than the Disney/Pixar addled youngsters in my household. My kids have watched it so much we now refer to Walmart as the Buy N Large.

While Wall-E has an emotional impact (as Michael mentions above), it is nothing compared to the first couple of minutes of Up. I defy anyone with a heart to not tear up while watching that.
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Bearcat89 wrote:
While Wall-E has an emotional impact (as Michael mentions above), it is nothing compared to the first couple of minutes of Up. I defy anyone with a heart to not tear up while watching that.


I know I did. And at the ending of Toy Story 3. Oddly enough, I'm only comfortable enogh to cry over something like that in a theatre.

Live theatre can get to me too. I wept all through most of the second act of a local production of South Pacific.
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I can never get pumped for a Pixar film by myself but every one I've gone to see at the urging of a lady friend I've really enjoyed. Good stories and voice acting.
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Just saw Oblivion, really enjoyed it!
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