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Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
I watched two movies today so I'll just go ahead and review both:
700 years into the future, manking has left Earth due heavy pollution. The only thing left with the mounds of garbage is WALL-E, a robot designed to clean up the large mess left behind, a task he has to tackle alone. Over the centuries in isolation, Wall-E has developed a personality and a sense of lonliness. That all changes when a more advanced "female" robot named EVE comes to Earth to fulfill an unknown directive. The curious WALL-E immediately becomes smitten with EVE and follows her around, thinking he has finally found a companion. When EVE's directive is fulfilled, she is taken back to a human colony off in deep space, and WALL-E follows her, not fully aware of the adventure he is about to go on.
Well all I have to say is that Pixar has done it again. Seriously. They have NEVER made a bad movie. Their worst was A Bug's Life, and even that one was pretty good. I think Toy Story, Monster's Inc, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Cars, and especially Finding Nemo all rank high up there as some of the greatest animated movies ever made, and Wall-E definately lives up to the high standard that Pixar has set for animated films. The film is ridiculously adorable, but also sophiticated enough to satisfy adult audiences. Alot of the communication between the characters is non verbal (Wall-E's voice is nothing but sound effects) but I was shocked at how well it works. Wall-E is probably the best slapstick, physical comedian since Buster Keaton. Overall, Wall-E is a very entertaining film, and if you like past Pixar films, you'll like this one.
and I went home and finally checked this film out:
FANTASTIC FOUR 2: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER
After the events of the first film, the Fantastic Four are major celebrities and the media only gets crazier when Reed Richards & Sue Storm plan their wedding. As personal conflicts among the team arise, so does an even greater threat as The Silver Surfer, herald and messenger for the planet eating being known as Galactus, comes to Earth and attempts to prepare the planet for his master's arrival. The Fantastic Four has to stop this new menace, while also having to deal with their old nemesis Dr. Doom, who has taken an interest in the Surfer's great power.
ALot of people hated the first movie it seemed. While I agree it was flawed, I still felt like it was a fun and entertainming film with the chemistry between the main cast being the high point. Cheesy yes. Charming, definately. The second film improves upon the first with a more interesting story, great action sequences, and still retaining the charm of the first. The Silver Sufer provides alot of stunning visuals, and the cast once again shows great chemistry and a genuine enjoyment of the work. One major improvement was Dr. Doom. In the first film he was kind of bland and the basic textbook villain, but he comes across as more menacing and devious here, making his presence far more impactful. It's not a brilliant film, but good for sheere enjoyment, and I've had people tell me that they hated the first, but enjoyed this one, so thumbs up for that. If I had one major complaint about this film, its Galactus. Yeah. He sucked.