Came back from seeing WALL•E today. Excellent film, clearly on par to Pixar's high standards, but not quite on the level of greatness as their last few outings. Loved the "silent film/brevity of words" aspect of the movie, and the animators did a great job at expressing the robot characters through their actions and minimal voice dialog. WALL•E himself is adorable, and while I'm not one who actively praises "female empowerment" in films, EVE makes for a wonderfully strong heroine figure. The love relationship between the two thankfully worked so much better than I anticipated. There's definitely an anti-pollution message in the film, which although never gets to the level of preachy, does leave an unmistakably potent mark. Also, kudos to the nifty 8-bit pixel renderings of the characters during the end credit roll.
Sadly, I didn't find Thomas Newman's music score all that memorable. There's a slightly unsettling space-fantasy main theme that runs from time to time, along with some tender moments for WALL•E and EVE and the appropriately bombast cues for the action sequences, but nothing I left the theater with. In fact, the song most remembered is the Michael Crawford track "It Only Takes A Moment" from the "Hello Dolly!" film, which persists in making itself the actual main theme of WALL•E.
Right, so it's time once again to update the ol' Pixar ranking:
1) Monsters, Inc.
3) The Incredibles
6) Toy Story
7) Toy Story 2
8) Finding Nemo
9) A Bug's Life