Released 2008 (USA)
American, in English
Director - Andrew Stanton
Stars - Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight
In the distant future, after Earth has been overrun by garbage and abandoned, WALL-E (Burtt), a trash compacting robot with a personality, finds a plant and, with it, hope. Knight provides the voice of EVE, WALL-E’s love interest.
I don’t believe that a group of humans who’ve spent their whole lives in space being pampered, who’ve never exercised, and who lack both critical thinking skills and knowledge, would be enthusiastic about building a society on a planet that is barely habitable. Even if they were enthusiastic, I don’t believe they could do it.
Anachronisms. For example, 900 hundred years from now, are they really going to still have fire extinguishers exactly like the ones we have now?
It’s sweet and adorable and fun.
I love the soundtrack.
It’s clever, imaginative, and funny. There are many scenes that make me chuckle.
I like this movie. I’m having a difficult time imagining why anyone wouldn’t. WALL-E is an extremely likable protagonist. The story is simple and, for the most part, makes sense. It’s pretty to look at, it’ll make you laugh, and you’ll have the catchy songs stuck in your head for days. Do I have some quibbles? Sure, but this is a kids’ movie, and I tend to give those a little more leeway. This is the kind of film that’s so enjoyable that you’re likely to watch it more than once. I know I have. Side note: Going to see this movie with a friend is one of the last things I did before I left Portland for good. It’s still a little bittersweet for me.
I give it 4.25 stars.