Movie Review: Wall-E (2008)

What do you say about robots that are more human than the humans?

Voice in commercial:
Wall-E1Too much garbage in your place?
There’s plenty of space out in space!
BnL StarLiners leaving each day.
We’ll clean up the mess while you’re away.

WALL-E is a superbly entertaining movie on all levels with it’s ET appeal to youngsters, its romantic-comedy angle for lovers, its science-fictional world for the imaginative, and its unsubtle—yet loosely constructed— political statement for the socially conscious.

WALL-E’s World

Bringing to mind Wally World in the classic Chevy Chase comedy, National Lampoon’s Vacation.  Well, just as devoid of people as Wally World, Earth as we know it—the world inhabited by the protagonist of the story, WALL-E, has become literally a toxic-ocean-to-toxic-ocean waste heap.  WALL-E stands for Waste Allocation Lift Loader—Earth Class; he/it is a drone, a complex electro-mechanical robot whose job it is to compact trash into a cube inside his midsection, then stack it diligently, neatly to make stable building-sized piles. Continue reading