Newest Review: ... ok, I wouldn't necessary run out and go and see it if it came out in 3D, as some of the films are now doing. DVD if you can pick it for un... more
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Member Name: debzt112
Advantages: You can watch this with your Grannie
Disadvantages: Kids may want to watch it less than you do
Wall-e (Waste allocation lift loader earth-class) is an unusual sort of chap who just happens to be a robot. Wall-e spends his days among the waste filled streets of Earth in the distant future and his evenings in his base unit watching the 1969 musical Hello Dolly.
Alone Wall-e follows his programming and unlike the rest of his fellow robots who have long since ceased working continues to crush the rubbish into cubes, stacking them to make skyscraper like towers.
As the film progresses Wall-e travels accross the Earth and the story of what happened to the humans becomes clear, what look like motion sensitve advertisements for The Buy N Large corporation are tripped, providing an inivitive way to show the back story. The Humans abandoned the Earth leaving on an extravagent fleet of space ships with the view to clearing the Earth of the rubbish and returning when life could be resumed.
Wall-e being the only robot left "alive" has developed a personality and seems to crave company and even love, recording snippets of the Hello Dolly sound track and whistfully looking up towards the stars, his only company- a cockroach, until EVE (Extra-terrestrial Vegetation Evaluator).
EVE changes everything for Wall-e and from here the story takes him on a wild trip half way arround the galaxy to the stars he once looked at so longingly.
Wall-e may not be the most talkative of heros but he makes up for that with his exuberent personality and sweet innocence. The film is 98 minutes long and the combination of animation and live action make the film extremely watchable and easy to follow. Pixar have yet again proven themselves to be masters in their field. The film may look like a kids film and in many ways it most deffinately is but I loved it and the story behind the love story is captivating and gives a very dim view of a wasteful yet not that unreal future. The animation as with other Pixar films is flawless, the direction by Andrew Stanton and voices by various well known actors and actresses (including John Ratzenberger) are impressive to say the least.
Wall-e, despite a slight resemblance to Johnny 5 from the Short Circuit films, is very much an individual and inspiring character who appeals to all making Wall-e a highly reccomended film to watch with the whole family from Grandma to Grandchild!
Summary: Might look like Johnny 5 but much less talkative!