If the second half was as good as the first half, this movie would be a modern classic. Still, the film is overall quite enjoyable. The first half is heartbreaking and a pretty damn great bit of filmmaking. Once the people are introduced, the movie loses some steam. No matter - for a kids movie, for a mainstream movie, this was pretty subversive and kind of twisted.
I was amused by the snippets of music from Star Wars, 2001, and Close Encounters. I loved the Eve - Eva bit. And the clever Mac product placement also made me smile.
Directed by Andrew Stanton
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