WALL-E: The Lonely Robot Who Finds Love
|WALL-E going about his work.|
|Captain and Eve, with Auto in the background.|
One day, EVE (Elissa Knight), a sleek (and dangerous) reconnaissance robot, arrives. She has been sent to find out if life is once again sustainable. WALL-E rescues EVE from a storm and shows her around. Of course, he falls in love with her, and she likes him.
|Earth is a barren wasteland.|
Pixar was at the top of its game when it made "WALL-E." It borrows heavily from the classic Stanley Kubrick film "2001: A Space Odyssey," which is undeniable and which is the case with a lot of other films, too. "WALL-E," though, is not a remake, but instead has its own distinct style and themes. Comparing the two is pointless. "2001" was ground-breaking, solidified the careers of people who wound up making "Star Wars" and other classics and dealt with profound philosophical issues in the context of the manned space program and man's glorious future (which, at the time of that film, seemed shaky). "WALL-E," on the other hand, is a wonderful love story, primarily (but certainly not exclusively) aimed at younger viewers that is another in a seemingly endless series of quality products turned out by the Disney/Pixar machine.
|WALL-E walks the walk.|
|There are many thoughtful moments in "WALL-E."|
"WALL-E" is well worth giving a shot. Probably the main reason it does not seem to have stayed in the public imagination as much as some other films is that Disney/Pixar hasn't seemed to figure out the right way to market it at theme parks - while the "Frozen" princesses have meet and greets, for instance, that is a bit tougher to do with robots. Perhaps Disney just needs to develop a cool ride for it, and nobody's better at doing that than Disney. In any event, you may wind up enjoying watching "WALL-E" more than you thought you would.
Below is the trailer for "WALL-E."
And here are some cute vignettes of WALL-E doing zany things.