Karina Longworth takes issue more with Frank Rich writing the piece on Wall-E than with the piece, or the message:
I haven‚Äôt seen Wall-E, and though I‚Äôm sure it‚Äôs just as good as everyone insists it is and totally deserves 20 million Oscars (or else it‚Äôs a virus that‚Äôs going to turn Our Children into tax-hiking Commie zombies‚Äì‚Äìwhatever!), there few things in this world that irk me more than the sanctimonious suggestion from a newspaper columnist that prospective world leaders ‚Äúcould really learn a thing or two‚Äù from watching a Hollywood movie, let alone a Hollywood movie geared toward an audience old enough to be susceptible to the charm of the film‚Äôs assorted synergistic tie-ins, but too young to actually pay for their own ancilaries themselves. Shit is, as we know, pretty bad out there, but it‚Äôs hard to decide what‚Äôs the more ridiculous rhetoric suggestion for the replacement of our current political system: rescue by corporation, or by cartoon.
For my money, Longworth is one of the best there is on the subject of film and I wish her blog were more prominent in the sea of fanboy dominance but I might delicately suggest she see the film before spoutblogging off. Just a thought.