WALL-E is probably one of the most impressive CGI films I’ve ever seen. The first thing that struck me was how realistic everything looked. At times you could be fooled into thinking it was live action with a computer generated character superimposed. That’s Pixar Animation Studios for you. The second half of the film looks less real, but that’s due to the nature of the scenery, not the quality of the animation.
The story isn’t too bad. It’s quite funny at times, but overly mushy in my opinion. I’m not totally sure what the target audience is for this film. It’s a “U” rating, but I can’t see my nephews being happy watching it. At the start there are long periods where it’s visually interesting, but not entertaining as such, so I don’t think it would hold their attention. The cinema was deathly quiet for most of the film, so I guess the adult audience were hooked. The second half of the film becomes more like your standard kids cartoon. I guess you could say it feels like a film of two halves.