Originally Posted by KaraBoo
can I ask if there is a post-credits scene?
At the very end of the credits, past the Disney castle logo, they showed the BNL logo with the little jingle. So I think the real message of the movie is buy our Wall-E toys when they come out this Christmas.
My 4 year old actually sat through it, only got up from her chair once to go to the bathroom. She did seem just a tad bored at the end, but she was in love with my empty coffee cup at that point, pretending it was her special friend. She even brought it home with her. She didn't respond as well to the last 2 movies we took her to see, first running around and then falling asleep. So this was a nice change.
I thought the movie was very visually interesting and inventive, I enjoyed watching it, but it didn't touch me emotionally. I didn't really feel for any of the characters, which is odd because I did really identify with the cars in Cars. I suppose I did find Wall-E endearing to a degree, but I had a hard time with the personification of the robots, especially the ones on the ship. I'm not sure why, really, but I could buy Wall-E being unique and having developed artificial intelligence, but then EVE developing feelings...eh, not so sure on that one. Then their humanlike romance...the holding hands, the kiss. And of course one had to be a man and one a woman. Bah humbug. I kept finding myself thinking things like, "hmmm, wouldn't he melt, wouldn't he be ripped apart, how did the plant survive all that? Wouldn't the boneless people who can barely force themselves to stand in microgravity, be feeling crushed and have blood clot issues and who knows what else when they came back to Earth?" When all the humans got thrown out of their chairs and were rolling, people in the theater were laughing. I tended to see them as visually representating overconsumption as opposed to representing obese people of today. Anyone can overconsume, whether they are fat or not, but making them blobby and physically incapable was a way of representing it. So I didn't tend to take it personally, but who knows how others will take it. The humans weren't exactly characters you could respect, and then the whole idea that now that the Earth can sustain a plant meant they could live on the planet again was just so rushed and the whole ending was kind of weak to me. I figure the first dust storm will wipe them out.
Oh well, I still liked it better than Ratatouille for the most part. I'm glad I saw it, there were things about it I really liked, and I even was sort of feeling Eve by the end, when she wanted to get Wall-E back. It really made me want to see Hello Dolly