"WALL·E" is really an art film. It is besotted with its own technology, its own art -- almost to the point that it allows technology to sublimate the story.
It is, the more I think about it, a jewel of a film in conception, execution and message. But the kids, who had been laughing at a recent screening, got very quiet during certain sequences, especially when the Earth seemed irredeemable. "WALL·E's" glance into the future didn't do much for my bliss either, but the idea that a company in the business of mainstream entertainment would make something as creative, substantial and cautionary as "WALL·E" has to raise your hopes for humanity.
This is why those folks at Pixar should be commended for taking such chances. It only makes me even more excited to go see this movie.