WALL E Movie Review
Pixar has done it again! Ever since Pixar came out with Toy Story in 1995, I have been enthralled with their films. Not only does Pixar create beautiful computer generated movies, but their stories are always emotionally moving. As a matter of fact, I am more impressed with Pixar’s storytelling ability, rather than how good their films look. The same is true for their newest adventure WALL E.
Wall E is really a cautionary tale to Americans and humans alike about the danger of a super sizing society. In the film, Earth has become so overburden with garbage due to the super size culture, which is controlled by a corporate government called B-n-L (Buy n Large) that the people of Earth have to flee the planet and live in spaceships, where all of their needs are taken care of by robots. WALL E, which stands for (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth) is a robot that has been assigned the duty of cleaning up the planet Earth and making it livable for humans once again. As Wall E goes about his cleaning duties, you can see that the little robot has developed a self awareness and tries to preserve aspects of human society. The story starts to pick up when a probe from the human colony ship lands on Earth to see if it is livable once again. The probe, which is called Eve, is also sentient and strikes up a relationship with Wall E. When Wall E shows Eva a single plant that has been discovered, all HE (double hockey sticks) breaks out as they run into obstacles trying to get the plant to the captain of the human colony ship.
This film is a blatant attack on consumerism, Walmart and other big conglomerate businesses that do business in the United States and the world, but it also attacks the people who keep these businesses in operation. When you see the denizens of the human colony ship, you can’t help but laugh nervously because the reality is we are on our way there. Wall E is not only a beautiful love story, but it is an eye opening tale of what can happen to our planet if we don’t take care of it. I have to admit, the movie moved me so much that I got a little misty eyed towards the end.
Although this is a film marketed for kids, adults will enjoy the satire and adult themes that Pixar has placed in the movie. I am sure Green Peace and other environmental groups will be using this movie as a way to gain new membership. Don’t be surprised to see Al Gore wearing a Wall E shirt. Although this is a movie that supports going Green, it doesn’t brow beat you with it. Everyone should see Wall E!
Roshawn: Didn’t wish to see the film. He is a teenager after all.