For the three people would didn't see WALL-E this weekend, I would like to confirm that Pixar's new film really is that good. It's not just a visually stimulating animated picture, and it's not just one hell of a beguiling, sublime love story that will choke you up—it's also one of this year's most political films. I don't know why I'm constantly surprised by Pixar's ability to layer their narratives with complex themes, but, every time it happens, it wows me.
I originally wrote that Ratatouille is "a surprisingly complex study of creativity, artistic collaboration, and an artist's relationship to his work, his audience, and his critics." Without giving too much away, WALL-E is a surprisingly complex study of consumerism, capitalism, corporatization, and environmental crises. That said, the film miraculously manages to be both cynical and hopeful about humanity. It's a cautionary tale with a deep love for the very folks it is cautioning. See it. Love it: