[img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lXr2iiC5L._SL500_AA240_.jpg[/img]Wall-E on BluRay Review
This weekend the family sat down to watch Wall-E, Given the anticipation of seeing this movie was fairly high I think I had my expectations set a bit high.
Pixar is very well know for putting out great animated films and this installment was a bit of a disappointment in some ways. Dont get me wrong the quality of the animation was very good in most parts of the film but there seemed to be a somewhat laziness about some of the animated sequences and I found myself getting distracted by them.
This movie is a bit of a yawner at times and even our kids seemed to get board. The nature of this movie has little dialogue for the first half and needs to keep you visually stimulated and it fails to do so. There are some funny parts that even as an adult you cant help but laugh out loud.
I dont know why Disney chooses to do so but almost all there newer animated films have some sort of hidden sexual content that if your not watching for it you would not see it but again in Wall-E there is one part that again had a questionable image (lasts only about 1 second) thats not at all necessary.
Video quality: :3.5stars:
As I mentioned above some parts of the animation seemed rushed and other parts looked great particularly the detail of the reflections off of EVE's outer shell were very well done.
For a BluRay disc I was disappointed in the playback as the new disc I had had issues playing through properly and on several ocations the video would studder and the audio would cut out completely for 5 or so seconds. This is where HD DVD really had it going for it as playback issues were rarely an issue.
This is what really surprised me, after going into the audio setup options there was no uncompressed audio format available not even DD+ so I had to stick with Dolby Digital 5.1 Disney, What was up with that??
The audio was good and use of the surround channels was plenty and full. The LFE channel was used well but not deep. Not once did I notice my chest or seat really rumble.
Overall enjoyment: :4stars:
The story was interesting and keeps your mind busy but there are parts that just dont have enough going on to keep you focused. I dont know why there was such a fuss made about this movie as its just not as good as it could have been.
Overall its fun and good family entertainment but to buy the BlyRay may be a stretch.