With all the school related hoo-hah that was going on this week, I almost forgot to mention the great new movie I saw on Tuesday. I went to see Robots at the IMAX for the late (21:00) show. I was worried that because this is March Break that there would be throngs of bratty kids there, but that was not the case. In fact there were only a few rows of people there and all told it was a very pleasant experience.
As far as the movie Robots itself I will say the following. It is very funny. If you like Robin Williams in some of his more goofy roles, you will like this. I will also say that despite the popular opinion that I have heard floating around, this is not a Pixar movie. It was produced by 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios. As such, I was told that the characters aren’t as good as a Pixar movie — although the animation is still quite spectacular. I didn’t find this to be the case — and I quite enjoyed the Fox-esque quality that they demonstrated. This movie had me laughing almost all the way through — certainly after the character of Fender (voiced by Robin Williams) was introduced. And because it is from Fox it seems to cater quite well to the adult audience as well as the children — indeed the theatre was filled mostly with adults when we were there.
On another movie related note, I bought the Incredibles on DVD last night. As well, the 10 DVD Matrix box set. Why? Because.