Saturday, March 6, 2010

#64 WALL-E - give a hoot, don't pollute, or we'll all be condemned to 700+ years of being in outer space and getting fat

2008. dir. Andrew Stanton, starring Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, MacInTalk.

Seen it before? Yes.

So I was at my parents house typing up the review of WALL-E but it wouldn't save and so now I have to write another's not going to be the same I tell you but I'll try...

Pixar does it yet again with this manages to captivate young audiences with interesting characters but then sends a message to grown-ups - stop your insane polluting habits now while earth still grows vegetation to sustain its inhabitants.

How sad it must be for WALL-E to be the only remaining cleaner robot in 700 years...and how interesting that he was so curious about the earth's inhabitants that he began collecting items such as Rubix cubes, light bulbs, Christmas lights, and egg beaters and learned about love from Hello Dolly. 700 years of building and he built quite the city of garbage...Daniel was amazed that it was ALL garbage.

So when EVE shows up looking for some sign of life, and happens to be a robot too, WALL-E thinks he could have found the one thing he was looking for...someone to love. He risks his existence to go and 'save' EVE when she gets taken back to the Axiom...

I'm glad we watched 2001: a Space Odyssey before this otherwise I wouldn't have gotten that AUTO was acting like HAL. I thought that watching the captain look up things like soil and plants and dancing was like watching someone going through Wikipedia and clicking link after link (same can be said about

Would I see it again? Yes, and Daniel has made sure of it since it has replaced Monsters, Inc. and The Incredibles
Would I own it? Sure, in fact I'm thinking it's going to be Daniel's birthday present.
Two highlights:
1) lightning and umbrellas don't mix
2) fire extinguishers are great for dancing in outer space
Last thoughts...what is up with BNL? How did they rule the world so excessively that the entire planet has to live in the Axiom and why did people lose their ability to do things for themselves to the point that their bones deteriorated?

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