Wendell and WALL-E

It looks like living on Eastern time and having children of a matinee-going age makes me among the first of us to have seen WALL-E. I don’t intend to write a review, but I will say that the nearly wordless first act is marvelous, and I was relieved to see a kids’ movie in which the obligatory message of ecological apocalypse is framed in terms of jeopardizing our own humanity, rather than being mean to poor Gaia.