As may be appropriate for a movie with few spoken lines, this review should be pretty short.
Amazing technical achievement. The visuals here are phenomenal. There were times that I forgot I was watching an animated film. Simply brilliant.
The story was pretty simple, which isn’t a knock. Sometimes the simple stories are the best. However, while it was heart-warming, it didn’t get to me as deeply as some other Pixar offerings. Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles all rope me in more than Wall-E did. (Heck, I’m getting choked up just thinking about the ending to Monsters Inc.)
I’ve heard rumors that some think this should be considered for a Best Picture Oscar. I don’t think it’s nearly that good. It’s very good, don’t get me wrong, and I’d even go so far as to say it’s ambitious in what it sets out to do with almost no speaking parts – but it’s not Best Picture material.
I’d be surprised if it doesn’t come away with Best Animated Feature, though.
Oh! And I absolutely loved the idea for the end credits. What a great way to cleverly tell more of the story.