June 26, 2008

Wall-E Was Wonderful

Hi Egofoodians. Forgive my excitment, but I had the good luck to see Wall-E on tuesday and it was pretty amazing. I'm not a Pixar fan boy, either, but it was a terrific movie. Artistically speaking, it was a beautifully crafted film and the story is touching and affecting. One surprise was how little actual dialog there is. It is a little off putting until you get into it and might be best shown to a non-sugared kid, but it's really amazing. It's mostly robotic beeps and voices and the odd word here and there.

On any one frame there is more going on than in the entire shrek series. From the very first frame you realize the amount of work they put into the models and renderings and tools in the movie.

The human (and thus talking) presence in the film is almost Idiocratically funny. I don't want to ruin or spoil the film, as I tried to avoid any real mention of the plot so I could be better entertained by the movie and that was a good idea. Thanks to Pixar for having me out. The screening room theatre that they have there is amazingly emotionally enveloping. If you ever get a chance to see a movie there, definately take it, you fool.

Edit: the short that preceded it was a perfect bit of tex-avery hyperkinetic fun. A short skit about a rabbit. a magician and his magic top hat.

June 18, 2008


You know, I think I like Commodification over commoditization for almost every single use I've heard commoditization used. Just saying. Google Trends agrees. Wikipedia considers them as being synonyms and Google's define operator (define:commodification,commoditization) has more glorious definitions for commodification.

That is all.