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Double Feature Weekend *_*

Saw Wanted and Wall-E.

Wall-E - FABULOUS. Though coming out of the cinema, it was hard to point to specific moments because I'm so used to talking about dialogue and funny one liners. I've gotten used to seeing it in animated features like Mulan, Finding Nemo, Toy Story - and even Kung Fu Panda. In that sense I did feel like I had been expecting something, but didn't get it.

However, if there was more dialogue, it wouldn't be the same movie. Wall-E is different and rather than us wishing it were more mainstream, we should probably be trying to accept it as the unique wonder it is ^_^ Perhaps this might lead to a comeback of silent movies - except updated for the 21st century? SIMPLY WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE.

Ultimately, it's a simple (and if we're honest, a pretty cliched) story set in an unusual setting. But it's the uniqueness of the storytelling (the lack of words for the most part, the expressions and interactions) that get you to feel it all on a more fundamental level. There's are few clever one liners to guffaw over, but...that could also be why it's so easy to relate to. For a movie about a robot, it is incredibly human.

Wanted - WTF? I mean, WTFWTFWTF. The weirdness and the sheer stupidity left me reeling. James McAvoy was miscast and unlike Iron Man, Incredible Hulk etc. we have a lead who is odd and a female character stealing the spotlight instead. Wanted felt like a wannabe - trying to be like The Matrix and other cult classics but falling flat. There were several things which were GIANT WTFs - ok, no spoilers but just. UGH.


I'm glad someone felt the same way as I did about both of these films.

I totally felt like Jolie stole the show with Wanted, but I was really sad that the previews portrayed her as equal and she just kinds seemed like she was standing around watching, like in GOne in 60 Seconds, instead of being a bad ass like in Tomb Raider. The plot was awful and the camera spinning around all the time made me feel sick.

And Wall-E, I absolutely loved, especially the social commentary. I was like omg that's crazy and so realistic.

I can't wait for Dark Knight either!
Jolie is eyecandy for everyone, which means its hard for her NOT to overshadow the other leads. It's weird but I was happy to see her die >_> One of the few things that did work for me in the movie.

The lack of Cross' full name (so obvious), shooting a guy who could have already killed you but is trying to save you from plunging to your death (so stupid), beating up the main character simply so he says he doesn't know who he is (so weak for a plot device) - the story was all flash and no substance.

Wall-E made me want to hit the gym, LOL. It was super easy to relate to IMO.

HEATH LEDGER!!!! He better get a post-humous oscar nod for this.

Edited at 2008-07-01 05:32 am (UTC)
Oh, I am glad that I didn't go and watch Wanted. I had nearly went.

I have yet to watch Wall-E. It's not screening here yet and I want to burn down the cinema for being so slow. XD

Aaah, I can't believe I forgot that The Dark Knight will out. *facepalm*
;ajldkka;kdflj OH NO I want Wanted to be good! Now I hafta' go see it just to... see.
I really liked Wanted but to be honest I expected a movie like it. I wasn't hoping for something more I just jumped *G*

I think I'll watch Walle in the next few days, but it kinda scares me because thats a movie that I have so high hopes for that it's gonna be difficult to deliver. I mean I adored each and every preview how will they top it :)
I liked Wanted - I thought that it was great for what it was, and I didn't feel that James MacAvoy was miscast at all - he was just weird enough to pull off the role, and Angelina Jolie didn't steal the spotlight at all from him in my opinion.

I am looking forward to THe Dark Knight, but I do want to see Hancock really bad - they are releasing it early here for Canada Day, so we are going to go see it since I have the day off.

I really want to see Wall-E, but it will likely have to wait until I find someone to go with me - I am not a fan of seeing a movie by myself and Ryan doesn't want to see it.
I saw Wall-E Sunday night and thoroughly enjoyed it.

I didn't really notice the lack of dialogue but I thought some of the social commentary was really cutting ;).

It was very cute and I thought it had a lot to say about all sorts of things.
I'm amazed they managed to convey that with animation. It's hard to it with real people acting and using facial expressions, let alone computer imaging.

Anyway, Wanted totally killed the comic it was based on, and I went to watch only for the eyecandy anyway.

(Btw, 5 and 6 subs are up at soompi.)