Star Trek Into Darkness
Eco-friendly, pro-exercise and featuring a glorious use of a fire extinguisher, Wall-E sparks with genuine creativity.
| Original Score: 5/6
Ultimately, the elevation of technology to center stage, and the relegation of humankind to supporting act, left me cold.
A visual tonic of a film, wise enough to give its audience plenty of space.
A rich and provocative work of art that manages to be fun.
| Original Score: 4/4
If anyone doubted that Pixar is the most creative outfit in modern motion pictures, this movie should convince them. It is a genuine masterpiece, a word I don't use often.
It's a credit to the animators that they were able to create believable emotions in these beeping hunks of computer-generated metal.
| Original Score: 3/5
What transpires is a delightful and almost heartbreakingly tender love story between these two expressive and adorable characters.
Despite an intriguing story, the picture falls from Art to the realm of kiddy-film fare. I'd have loved to see Pixar limit the dialogue to two words: Eva and Wall-E.
| Original Score: B+
In what must be a tongue in cheek nod to his Antipodean origins, writer/director Andrew Stanton has named the CEO of By N Large, Shelby Forthright (the only genuine human seen in the film)
Wonderfully inventive, this whimsical sci-fi animation from the wizards at Pixar is topical in its environmental message and full of heart when it comes to its robot/ droid romance. Brilliant execution
Saving the world became secondary to the power of holding hands. There is an amazing amount of life and humanity throughout and a quality message to boot.
| Original Score: 10/10
Charming, funny and entertaining. All you've come to expect from the greatest animation house in the history of cinema.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Stanton finds more success with a tender, thoughtful and terrific-looking animated film.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
That's the beauty of Pixar, behoden only to its own quality standards, it can still play the part of the child prodigy whose creative genius appears to have no boundaries.
One of the most imaginatively made and individual pieces of work that the audacious Pixar has developed.
| Original Score: 4/5
Praise Pixar for trying to raise the stakes, but the longer the film goes on the more one appreciates the impact of that amazing first half-hour.
It is delicious for 30 minutes. Then the plot starts.
It's probably not right for a greying moviegoer to love a robot, but each R2D2-type beep, rattle and eye roll makes him even more irresistible.
Oddly, the humans have a lot less personality than the machines and the more time we spend in their company, the less fun the film becomes.
It is indeed a hard movie to explain, but a good story told well transcends any age even without words.