Saturday, June 28, 2008

Wall-E hype alert, No. 1

"It's just adorable and smart and interesting. It has more character development and emotion than any movie I've seen this year." - unidentified studio bigwig quoted by Nikki Finke

Adorable and interesting, I buy. Smart, probably more often than not. Emotional, I'll give it that.

"More character development ... than any movie I've seen this year?" Oh, come on. We're not exactly exploring the deepest darkest chasms of a human or robot existence.

4 comments:

Daniel G. said...

While I enjoyed the movie, I don't know about the second part of the quote.

Besides, how many movies to "studio bigwigs" really see each year? Like 2-3?

K. Bowen said...

Their own and their best friends.

It's not that I dislike Wall-E. It's just that the praising quotes are positively Lord of the Rings-esque in their over-the-top-ness.

Pinko Punko said...

I'm going to guess Wall-E is a lot better than LOTR.

K. Bowen said...

I think so.