By Jonathan Decker (Family therapist, film critic)
I loved it, loved it, loved it. From the visuals to the characters to the story to the comedy to the surprisingly deep morality, this is a fantastic movie, even if you don’t have any whippersnappers with you. Surprisingly touching, poignantly romantic (I know, it’s about robots, but…you have to see it to understand). Previously, the best Pixar movies had a razor-sharp verbal wit (Toy Story, The Incredibles) but Wall-E, having a pair of leads who hardly speak, resurrects the type of sweet characterizations and physical comedy found in the silent masterworks of Charlie Chaplin. While Iron Man may be the year’s best entertainer so far, Wall-E spoke to me more, and was equally entertaining in it’s own sweet way. And it is a visual feast. See it on the big screen. ***** (out of five)
Seriously, if you love Wall-E, watch Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights. It’s one of the best romantic comedies ever and Wall-E’s humor is definitely reminiscent of it.