Due to inconvenient timing of becoming a Dad, I missed this particular Pixar film on the big screen. Which, having seen it on Blu-Ray, seems a shame. For a 3D animated film, the level of detail, and the inclusion of some live action footage makes it visually spectacular.
But – as with other Pixar films – it’s the story that matters. Their ability to make us care about a robot, and what he’s trying to do, is amazing. Granted, their robot’s face is quite similar to the robot in Short Circuit, so we already care about him a little, but you get the impression they could achieve this even with a completely dissimilar robot.