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||The voices of: Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin, Ben Burtt,
Elissa Knight, Sigourney Weaver
Disney Pictures /
||It's supposed to
be for them, I just hope they can get through 40 minutes of
||My BFF liked it
more than I did. It almost might be a Pixar
||Only the slightest
in a cartoon kind of way.
catching and flying.
||There are some
is trying to make his "moves" on Eve.
There are times, after seeing a movie, when I really
wonder what is wrong with me. Usually it harkens to my being
King of "The Land of the Easily Amused," therefore loving a
most everyone else hates. But, this time, after seeing
"Wall-E," for whatever reason, maybe I had things on my
mind, maybe it was my time of the month, or maybe the person
a few seats from me, who seemed overly amused by nearly
every scene in the movie, just bugged the living daylights
out of me, but, in the realm of Pixar movies, and I seem to
be about the only one in movie-review land with this opinion, I
care for "Wall-E" that much, although I did like it better
than "A Bugís Life."
A Movie Review
Anyway, the story is very simple on one level, yet
totally complex on another. In simplicities take, we have
Wall-E, a trash compactor robot, left on Earth to clean up
the garbage left behind. But Wall-E doesnít just follow his
prime directive, nope Wall-E has developed a sort of
wonderment about the trash he collects, is smart enough to
save replacement parts from defective robots, has developed
a romantic side, and other than his little friend, a
cockroach, his life is quite boring. Enter a scary spaceship
bringing another robot, in this case Eve. Eveís prime
directive is to see if there is any plant life on Earth, but
she is inquisitive as well, and the two robots become
smitten with each other. The problem comes when Eve finds some plant life,
"shuts down," and then her spaceship comes to take her away.
Wall-E canít lose the love of his life, so, he catches a ride
on her spaceship, finds himself on the Mother Ship, and
in his continued pursuit of getting Eve to hold his robot
hand, discovers a conspiracy on the part of the Mother Ship,
but then, with the help of Eve and the good Captain (voiced
by Jeff Garlin), they all work to save Earth.
This, of course, is the simple story.
On the complex side of the story there are undertones of
giant corporations taking over America, our continued
polluting of the Earth, which, one day, will deem it
uninhabitable, and how our lifeís are becoming so centered
around creature comforts and technology (think two girls in
the back seat of a car, texting each other rather than
actually talking to each other), that we forget that life has
a human side and sometimes it can be fun to discover
things, whether those things are new, or have been right in front of
our faces the
And so I hate to get too deep with what, at its heart, is a nice, little, love story, even if the two main characters
pretty much only develop their feelings for each other
through actions, and not words. The Pixar people,
however, do know that
there is one thing that will always show feelings, and that
are the eyes, because Eve is given a "computer screen"
showing her blue eyes, and even though Wall-E's eyes canít
really change shape, a simple lean of his head and a
change in pupil size, well, we know what he is thinking.
Okay, fine, you loved the movie, I know you did, everyone
seems to love it, but like I said, for whatever reason, and
maybe it was also the lack of dialogue that did it in for
me, my rating gives it 3 stars out of 5. However, to be fair
as I am sometimes wont to do, since everyone else loves it
with their 5 star ratings, and visually, the Pixar people
never cease to amaze me, Iíll average stuff together and
give "Wall-E" 4 stars out of 5.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!