This is nothing at all like anything Pixar has attempted before. I would say that it’s Brad bird good, but really, this is even better than that. Wall-E is in a class by itself, a nearly indescribable masterpiece of epic proportions that will, regardless of commercial success, be regarded in the film community as one of the very best films in the history of animation. This will no doubt be spoken of in the future alongside such works as Fantastic Planet andFantasia. It is arguably the best thing Disney has ever had their name on and clearly the best with the name Pixar. It will take the Academy Award for best animated next year without anything resembling a fight and will no doubt be on almost every Top ten list you read at the end of the year.
If you have in any way written this off or decided to wait until DVD, you desperately need to reconsider your opinion on the matter. I spent my childhood dreaming about a movie like this. And finally it has come. You really have no idea what you’re in for.
Can it really be THAT good? I certainly hope so (and bet it will be). I'll let you know as soon as I see it.
UPDATE: Some quotes from various reviews:
"As perfect as a movie can be."
"I don't know if it's a masterpiece; what I do know is that it is perfection."
"The 2001 of animation. It's a sci-fi masterpiece."
"Wall-E is art. Hell, it's philosophy -- it's practically religion."
And my favorite:
"Enough to restore your sense of wonder not only in movies, but in the universe as well."