Thanks again to Abbi of Abbiosbiston.com for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Tim of FilmFunkel We will be reviewing our favorite Found Footage movies. In order to get a better idea as to what this genre might include, check out this post by Tim.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of December by sending them to TisTheFFSeason@movierob.net Try to think out of the box! Great choice Tim!
Let’s see what I thought of this movie:
Number of Times Seen – 3 (3 Jan 200, 20 May 2013 and 24 Nov 2015)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – A waste collecting robot finds love when he meets another robot and will do anything to save her when she is taken to the far reaches of the galaxy.
My Take on it – Pixar has always been a company that has kept ahead of the competition and this movie is further proof of that.
The story presented seems on the outside to be just a simple tale of environmentalism, but it’s really a heartfelt love story between two inanimate objects… robots.
They do an exceptional job integrating both the animation with a few live action scenes. What’s great is that during those particular scenes, we forget that we are watching an aninated movie because it’s done so well.
The animation itself is also breathtaking to watch because so much of it looks real as if we could reach out and touch it.
Not to be outdone by the visual aspects of this film, the story is extremely memorable and touching because the adventure that these robots take is fun, educational and also tugs at our heartstrings.
Another great aspect of this movie is that nearly half of the story is told with no dialogue whatsoever and the use of pure visual storytelling still gets us hooked on these two loveable robots.
Bottom Line – Pixar truly at its best. The live action and animation integration is near perfect. The animated visuals are spectacular and some look so tangible. The adventure that these robots go on is so memorable, fun and also educational to all regardless of your age. The techniques used to tell this story are so endearing and its quite impressive how almost half of the movie has no real dialogue. Highly recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The survival of both the Twinkie and the cockroach perpetuates the urban myth that even should the world end, both will survive indefinitely. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (no change from original review)
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