Wall-E Officially the Best Reviewed Movie of 2008!
Rotten Tomatoes has officially announced that Pixar's Wall-E is, so far, the best reviewed movie of the year. The film has a 96% fresh rating with 149 reviews counted, which beats out Iron Man at 93%. Additionally, this makes Wall-E Pixar's third best reviewed film in its history, just barely above Ratatouille at 96%. Let's hope it holds out as a few more reviews trickle in, since Iron Man has 209 reviews counted. I've talked so much and so highly about Wall-E over the last few months, that I think this intro is best left to Rotten Tomatoes. "It's rare that a picture earns comparisons with Chaplin's City Lights and Kubrick's 2001. It's rarer still that said picture is also praised as intelligent, visually remarkable, darkly funny, and ultimately, heartwarming family fare. However, critics say the good folks at Pixar have done just that with WALL-E, perhaps the studio's most audacious film yet." Congratulations Pixar!
"With WALL-E, Pixar at last takes the great leap forward many of us knew the company had in it. A 'family movie' in name and MPAA rating only, it's a major visionary work, a sci-fi parable of astonishing scope and depth that is anchored by an adorable bucket of bolts and yoked to a sensibility that is - there's no other word for it - furious. It's also, by a substantial margin, the best American film of the year to date." -Ty Burr, Boston Globe
Our review was written by Ken Evans, who gave it a perfect 10 out of 10 rating. He even asked me, jokingly to give it an 11 because he loved it so much. It's so great to hear that not only did everyone give it a positive review, but that it has been praised by many as a masterpiece. I'm always afraid that each new Pixar movie is not going to live up to the last, especially with Wall-E because I love the character so much. But when the film surpassed all my expectations and everyone else's, it was such a relief. Congratulations to Pixar yet again, and especially Andrew Stanton, for creating such an incredible film. You've truly shown the world that you're one of the best storytellers in cinematic history.