First, the movie we saw second: The adult movie. WALL-E was pretty damn good. Sure, it is rated G, and sure it is a cartoon, but this really is a movie for adults. I remember when Disney hit on the formula of "movie for the kids with some stuff to keep the adults entertained" thing in the eighties. Pixar seems to have moved past this to "movie for adults with some stuff to keep the kids entertained". The core of the movie is satire that goes way over the head of most kids. (The FoML was firing off a litany of questions afterwards. He doesn't quite understand the concept of "Science Fiction" and assumes that any story, real or not, is something that was supposed to have happened in the past.)
The kids movie was the one the night before. Iron Man is an average, by the numbers superhero flick that is nearly singlehandedly raised to "good" status by Robert Downey Jr. It flirts with social consciousness, but pulls quickly back before touching controversial territory. (As opposed to WALL-E, which in some ways seems to be criticizing the very entities that produced it.)
Oh, and Jeff Bridges looks freaky bald.
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