As much as I poke fun at Disney, their newest Pixar film WALL-E absolutely kicked my ass. For starters, The two main characters each have about five words in their respective vocabularies including: WALL-E, earth, plant, and Eve. Neither character uses the word "love," although you won't find two more compelling lovers on a movie screen today. The girl character is an egg and the boy character is a garbage collecting cube with Army tank-like tracks instead of feet.
Yet they are both beautiful and enchanting, brave and lush with emotion.
I could go on and on and on about the brilliance glowing behind this story, but I won't. Just go see it for yourself if you can fit it into your holiday weekend.
Confidential note to WALL-E viewers: In Walt Disney World, guests may rent electric scooter chairs for $45 a day or wheelchairs for $10 a day regardless of their health. They are very popular.
I couldn't stop thinking of all those electric scooters zooming around Disney World every time there was a scene aboard the Axiom. Humankind is moving ever closer to that reality.
Confidential to everyone: Click here for a stunning little animated short to tide you over until you can get to the multiplex.