“I, Mobot”

"I, Mobot"


Tomorrow marks the opening of one of my most anticipated summer films, Wall-E. Reviews are finally in, and they are astounding, only aiding this anticipation.

Some Metacritic-made-easy quotes:

NYT: The first 40 minutes or so of Wall-E — in which barely any dialogue is spoken, and almost no human figures appear on screen — is a cinematic poem of such wit and beauty that its darker implications may take a while to sink in.

Voice: A film that’s both breathtakingly majestic and heartbreakingly intimate.

But Radar Online brought a different take than any of the reviews (so far, at least. maybe this will catch on)..

An opera version of Brokeback Mountain. Same-sex marriage in California. Madonna’s new album. America is, by any reasonable measure, getting its gay on. And nowhere is this more apparent than when it comes to robots.

Take Wall-E, the new movie about an ostensibly male robot’s romance with an ostensibly female visitor robot. Seems hetero enough, sure. Yet, on a closer inspection, Wall-E’s story of overcoming isolation and social awkwardness in a new, fast-moving cosmopolitan world seems like a classic coming-out tale.

Radar celebrate’s Wall-E’s coming out with a trip down homo-robot memory lane. Check it.

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