I mean, it was good...but hardly best of the year material. It was decent and all, don't get me wrong, but it could have been soooooooo much better.
The social commentary was hardly subtle, and while I'm not taking points off for that, I do take points off for the plot taking a turn towards the generic and just riding it out for the last half. It actually sort of dragged for a while.
I do applaud the near absence of dialogue and infact found it unneccesary for the 'bots to start speaking nearly-dicipherable English at all. But whatever. The film did have some really nice touches in the first half or so...it's not a waste of time. The short that opens the film is by far the best part of Wall*E (which is a painful thing to say to someone sitting down to watch the whole thing for the first time).
Ok, seriously, people. JULY 18. I am not afraid to get my hopes up, I am not afraid of high expectations. Because it is going to FUCKING ROCK.