Dual Movie Review - Wall*E & Wanted
First up, Wall*E.
Rated G and starring the voices of Sigourney Weaver and John Ratzenberger.
Wall*E has lots of boring parts. I found myself squirming in my seat trying to keep myself interested in the flick. It was the same situation I found myself in when I watched Finding Nemo for the first time. That movie bored me to death the first time I watched it and now I enjoy it a lot. I wonder if this is how Wall*E will turn out for me, as it is getting rave reviews from most critics and did excellent at the Box Office with over $60 million in the bank. I'm excited to see it again when I'm not as tired and in the comforts of my own home.
Wall*E was a good show even though I was bored through some of it. I believe that I will enjoy this flick much in the same way as I enjoyed Finding Nemo after I was originally bored with it. That we will have to wait and see on, but for now, Wall*E is the number one film in the nation and the best reviewed film of the year from a consensus of critics, so it's well worth your time and money to go check it out!
We are going to switch gears and talk about Wanted now.
Stars James McAvoy, Angelina Jolie, and Morgan Freeman.
The movie is a high octane jolt of energy from beginning to end with lots of awesome special effects that explode on the screen with an adrenaline fueled rock soundtrack pushing it along at breakneck speeds. This movie is violent and bloody and loves it. The flick shines in the fact that it might be making you uncomfortable watching the up-close and in-your-face visuals. But, at the same time, throws so many original thoughts at you, that it's like watching something amazing for the first time. Of course, you are, as some of the special effects have never been seen before or at least used in this way before. The combination of great action, wonderful special effects, and groundbreaking new ways of implementing it all together create a can't miss movie for any fan of action.
The flick also has some great comedy bits that will have you laughing out loud. Granted, some of the comedy bits are just as violent and disturbing as the straight up action pieces, but it still makes you laugh out loud. This flick is getting great reviews across the board and opened very strong at $51 million, especially with Wall*E taking $60 million in the same weekend. I highly recommend this flick as I really enjoyed the ride. Sure, some of it is cliche and some of the plot is reminiscent of another great movie that came out back in the '70's, but overall a great movie.