WALL·E (2008)

” Just needed someone to look after you, that’s all. “

Left alone on a planet, a trash compacting robot searches for meaning in an endless loop.  In a sea of meaningless nostalgia, Wall-E fantasizes about companionship and a sense of belonging.  His adventure leads him on a quest for love and to preserve hope that Earth will once again be inhabitable.  Wall-E provides a vision of a post-consumerist world, neglected and void of any responsibility.  It does this through vivid dystopian landscapes and social commentary that, at times, seems closer to reality than fiction.

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Little Prince, The (2016)

The Little Prince is a creatively reimagined retelling of the original novella, written by Antoine deSaint-Exupéry.  While not a direct adaptation, Osborne still succeeds in capturing the essence of the 1943 tale that is engaging enough for children and thoughtful enough for adults.  The film blends together a modern narrative, in the 3d animation format, and an interspersed recollection of the story “The Little Prince”, in stop motion. Continue reading “Little Prince, The (2016)”

Last Airbender, The (2010)

The only reason that I am writing this review is because I needed to set a standard for my lowest rating.  In general I do not plan to write too many reviews that bash films without any constructive criticism.  A tremendous amount of time and work goes into movies and sometimes they just do not work out.  This film is an example of, possibly, the poorest execution of a film in recent history.   Continue reading “Last Airbender, The (2010)”

Jungle Book, The (2016)

I was a little nervous going into this film, as I grew up on the cartoon.  I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they stayed true to the original cartoon with only a few changes.  Favreau was able to capture the essence of the film as an escape from the hustle and bustle of society and to remember to take time for yourself and enjoy life. Continue reading “Jungle Book, The (2016)”