WALL·E (2008)

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WALL·E (2008)
  • Time: 98 min
  • Genre: Animation | Adventure | Family
  • Director: Andrew Stanton
  • Cast: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin

Storyline:

WALL-E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the mess, but has developed some rather interesting human-like qualities. When a ship arrives with a sleek new type of robot, Wall-E thinks he’s finally found a friend and stows away on the ship when it leaves.

One review

  • The movie WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) is set 700 years in the future where Earth has been deemed uninhabitable due to excessive garbage. WALL-E is set out to change that and finds himself alone on the planet. One day EVE (Extra-terrestrial Vegetation Evaluator) visits the planet to scan earth for living vegetation and WALL-E becomes infatuated with her. The adventure continues in space when EVE finds a living plant WALL-E has found amongst the debris deactivating EVE and sending a beacon back to the ship. Humans aboard the ship are excessively large and have been waiting to see if Earth could ever be inhabited again. Autopilot tried to eliminate hopes to return, however EVE and WALL-E overcome and the Humans return to Earth to start again.

    The theme of the movie is a critique on society for how the world manages waste. This is apparent in the opening scene as it shows the Earth 700 years in the future and the extreme amount of waste left on Earth. WALL-E collects items he finds dear to him, which are common items wasted and not recycled. The critique on society is similar to the Lego Movie, however instead of garbage it reflects consumerism and always having the newest hot item and easily disposing of the previous item.

    WALL-E is a great film that shows us what life could be like if we do not avoid simple things like walking and exercise. Becoming a lazy technology could leave us ending up like the humans in the movie and leave the Earth in a whole heap of garbage. WALL-E is a reflection on how we need to enjoy “life” as represented in the plant WALL-E had found and to make simple changes now to avoid desperate measures in the future.

    The animation in the film is very crisp and uses great vibrant lighting and colors to illustrate outer space. Long shots in the film really help to show the vastness of EVE and WALL-E’s trip outside of the ship. The colors in the scene are very brilliant and vibrant to catch the viewer’s attention. There is great detail in the futuristic ship, the Axiom, in each robot and their job they were created to do. The robots are all very lovable and show their personality. This is shown in the scene with the robot that is made to clean up tracks left by WALL-E and his obsessiveness with cleaning every spot that is made.

    Overall this was a great film and I recommend it to children and adults as there are a lot of adult mannerisms in the movie. WALL-E and EVE take you on adventure to save the human race and get the humans to depend less on consumerism and technology.

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