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Disney Pixar's Wall-E voted one of the best movies...ever

by Parm Mann on 2 July 2008, 14:09

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We fell in love with Wall-E when Disney Pixar debuted its first trailer, so much so that the animated adventure made its way up to the fourth spot in our 10 must-see movies of 2008.

Even with our high expectations, we hadn't anticipated the movie being dubbed as one of the greatest of all time. Yep, Wall-E is said to be just that good.

Though not the most scientific of movie-scoring systems, users at IMDB have given Wall-E a surprisingly high rating. After its US opening weekend, Wall-E received some 5,300 votes and claimed the #9 spot on IMDB's top 250 films of all time.

However, as more votes come in, that rating generally drops. Not so with Wall-E, it has now received over 13,000 votes and climbed up to #6 on IMDB's top 250! That puts it above Schindler's List and The Empire Strikes Back.

As stated earlier, IMDB's rating is by no means definitive, but breaking into its all-time top 10 is notoriously difficult and Wall-E's achievement should be noted.

IMDB users aren't the only ones to be praising Pixar's latest effort, either, here's a snippet of various reviews:

"This is getting to sound like a broken record: Pixar Animation Studios has just topped itself, again" - Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter.

"Daring and traditional, groundbreaking and familiar, apocalyptic and sentimental, Wall-E gains strength from embracing contradictions that would destroy other films" - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times.

"It works; this is Pixar's most enthralling entertainment since Nemo" - Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine.

"It is, undoubtedly, an earnest (though far from simplistic) ecological parable, but it is also a disarmingly sweet and simple love story, Chaplinesque in its emotional purity" - A.O. Scott, New York Times.

Wall-E reaches UK theatres on July 18th, and this one's a must-see.

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taking the missus to see this one, but I wonder if it'll be as good as Toy Story? That's still Pixar's best so far
oooh I dunno, I love Toy Story but I'm partial to Monsters Inc. myself :)
It's definately better than Toy Story, and Monsters Inc.

But to put it into subjective perspective: I wasn't a fan of Toy Story, but absolutely loved Monsters Inc.
monsters Inc has to be their best. Why no blueray release yet though? :(
You'd think Disney would want our money and hurry up and release the blu-ray of Monsters Inc as well as all the other Pixar greats. I too prefer Monsters Inc over Toy Story, I can't wait for WALL-E to hit blu-ray, Disney will prolly release that on blu-ray come Christmas time, makes the most sense.