01/29/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The Best -- And Worst -- Eco-Movies Of The Year

The best eco-movie of the year is Disney/Pixar's Wall-E -- easily one of the best movie dystopias ever. It ranks with Blade Runner, Brazil, A Clockwork Orange, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, the Matrix, Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green, and the first two Terminator movies.

Yes, Hollywood loves dystopias. Perhaps because it is one (okay, technically Hollywood is an anti-utopia).

The worst eco-movie of the year for me was Quantum of Solace. I had been somewhat hopeful upon learning the villain was a green-washing "eco-entrepreneur." But as a huge James Bond fan, I was quite disappointed. The writing and directing were dreadful, among the worst of the entire series. The story line was incoherent. The characters' motivations were opaque. And the direction of the action scenes suffered from the Jason Bourne syndrome -- way too much fast-cutting.

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See also:

::The Real Green Message Of "Quantum Of Solace"
::8 Movies Featuring the Environment: Time to Hibernate with DVDs