I think Finding Nemo was the last time I took the boys to a movie theater to watch a full price, just released movie. I can't even remember if Moosie was born yet? But I remember Bubba. Oy.
So today, on a whim (an expensive one at that) I took the boys to see Wall*E. I loved it, and judging by their reactions, so did the boys. There was hardly any dialogue in the movie, but that didn't stop the story from unfolding.
My boys remained quiet and entranced, hands over their ears for most of the movie. Every so often Moosie's legs would dance or Bubba would squeal and cackle loudly.
It is difficult for me to watch any movie and not see it through my life experiences, and I won't lie and say that the consumerism and destruction components didn't make me deeply sad. I tried to turn off the over-analytical part of me once the robots got to the spaceship; I'll let you figure that part out yourself.
It was a very unique experience watching a movie without constant talking, and I felt the animation did a much better job at capturing my attention than I am Legend (which I found incredibly boring). At times, I forgot I was watching an animation. I nearly cried during one of the scenes at the end.
If you have visual kids (like I do) or are visual yourself (like I am), I highly recommend it. If you don't want to hear your children say "Wall*E" over and over again in their best imitative robot voices, then you might just want to skip it.