WHAT I LIKED: 'Wall-E' really is a bit of a departure from the usual Pixar formula, in that it tackles its message far more head on and does so in a way that will perhaps make even its youngest audience members consider something more than what's literally in front of them. That's because the entire premise for the story and every inch of the beautifully-realised world building is so geared towards this, and the result is something very sobering indeed, and actually extremelly delicate and slow. That's not saying it's all gone cold though, because the emotional significance of what Wall-E has to offer is on par with the studio's best, and the robot characters are as interesting and human as you could hope (intentionally more so, in fact, than the humans that occupy this story alongside). The result of that is a film that engages and touches your emotions, and consequently has you hooked in the desolate vision of its future dystopian world more than many un-animated offerings.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: It wont slap that big Pixar smile on your face in the way you might have been expecting, and its slower pace does occasionally annoy too.
VERDICT: 'Wall E' is a very different kind of Pixar movie, and whilst that may sadden some fans, for me it's one of their best.