Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Help me answer this...

A question from Bubba:
"Why does outer space not have a place to land?"

Good one, eh? I'm open for suggestions.

The movie Wall-E prompted this question. That was actually a very good movie. We expected it to be really preachy, but it wasn't too bad. Put aside the green, anti-Wal-Mart message and some of the silly plot involving the humans, and just enjoy the interaction of the robots. They did a great job of giving Wall-E a lovable personality. He is so sweet in his pursuit of the girl robot's affection. It's very moving when she finally holds his hand. Definitely the kind of love story that you don't mind showing to little kids. Cars may still be my favorite animated movie, but this one is up there in the top five for sure.

And the music was really wonderful. There were a lot of old showtunes which MommaLlama loved, and the orchestral score was beautiful. Lots of great "spacey" music. I think we will definitely own this movie when it comes out on DVD, and probably get the soundtrack as well.

1 comment:

Jen said...

My standard answer to these kinds of questions is "Because that's the way God planned it." If I get a follow-up "Why did God plan it that way?" then my response is "I don't know. You'll have to ask Him . . ."

By the way, Bernie's first word was "Wall-E"! She went around the house and incessantly repeated it for a couple of days after seeing the trailer. We usually wait to rent the DVD when it comes to kids' movies but maybe we'll have to make an exception on this one!