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WALL-E

2008 computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios

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Robots Can Hold an Audience??

  • Jul 22, 2010
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+5
Robots can hold an audience, absolutely! Ok, so I am the biggest skeptic when it comes to certain movies and especially cartoon movies. Don't get me wrong, some of my favorite movies are in animation, but robots? I did not want to see this movie for nothing. I thought of all the Disney/Pixar films, this was going to be one of the worst because it had seemed to be one of the most hyped films.

Ok, so we start out with Wall-E on a deserted earth trekking daily out to his job of cleaning up and consolidating trash. From the minute you start watching him you realize he has a really sweet personality. He finds various odds and ends that attract him and throws him into his little cooler to take home. On his way home you realize that he is surrounded by multiple Wall-E's and that he seems to be the last of his kind in working order. Once he gets to his house which is a giant Wall-E you really see how he has truly developed a real personality. His collection from the days trash pick-up goes in an already organized move able shelving unit, from lighters, to Rubik cube, to where does the spork fit in with spoons or forks. His love of music and imitating the dancing is infectious, you can't help but really get sucked in.

So in comes EVE probe from a mission ship from the Axium which is celebrating it's 700th Anniversary of their 7 year cruise. EVE is dropped off on this planet trying to find something which we don't know what it is yet. She runs around scanning this and that and all the while WALL-E is following her every move and is just smitten over this high tech sleek machine who twirls, spins, and fires off her laser gun. Once WALL-E convinces her that he's not a bad Robot, he rescues her from a horrific sand storm and shows her all the things that he has saved. One item being a very small green piece of vegetation that he saved from an old refrigerator. EVE goes into alarm mode, scoops up the plant, deposits it in her inner core and shuts down cold. You have some little sequences here that show WALL-E taking her around with him, trying to hold her hand, giving her a sludge boat ride, and protecting her from the rain while getting jolted with bolts of lightening. All while EVE is waiting for the ride back to the AXIUM, in which WALL-E hitches a ride following his beloved EVE.

I have to add in here that amazing versatility and creativity of the Pixar team because WALL-E's only companion before EVE showed up is a little cockroach. Ok, I find that humor funny because it's always a joke that the cockroach would survive just about anything including a nuclear holocaust, but what's truly endearing is that they gave him so much personality. Even down to making him jump through a Twinkies and come out on the other end with cream filling all over his head. That's amazing attention to detail and detail is something this movie has a lot of. In fact you almost have to see the movie multiple times to see everything.

As I am sure most people have seen this movie, I won't go on about all the major details on the rest of the plot. While these kinds of movies are supposed to be geared toward children, I think they are just as wonderful for adults. I think the movie it's self has a great message. The trash piled on earth shows the destruction of what we are doing and while the people have been in space for so long the captain of the Axium realizes that earth is home and they need to be there to make things better no just ignore it and I think that's something we can all think about. I don't think we would ever have to worry about that kind of trash overload, but we all have a responsibility to help our planet and find ways to keep it looking good and working properly. For anyone who hasn't seen this movie, the robots and the people in the movie are endearing and you can laugh and cry, which is a great all around movie for entertainment.
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July 22, 2010
Groovy review. I liked this one although for some reason, I thought it was inferior to my other Pixar faves. I have a strong weakness for Ratatouille, Monsters Inc., The Incredibles and Toy Story, but this was good. Thanks, Holly!
July 22, 2010
I love all those as well and I would probably rate all them a 5 because each on is so different in their stories and effects. I think for the fact that there is very little human interaction, this film can hold it's own with the robots. Thanks for reading my review, your always very supportive!
August 09, 2010
I truly enjoyed reading your review, it brought back vivid momories of watching the movie--well done.
 
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Quick Tip by . April 22, 2011
What an endearing robot Wall-E is! I hated the vision of fatties in lounge chairs, the direction we are going in, but the robot made it a fun movie to watch.
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review by . January 31, 2010
Quite possibly Pixars best film
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Quick Tip by . September 16, 2010
cute flick about little robot. funny segment where the bot goes into space and encounters slug-like humans with little minds and no initiative served by a robot work-force.
Quick Tip by . September 02, 2010
pixar wins again...like they always do. With barely any, if not any, spoken dialogue in this movie but some beeps and sounds that only come from things you can purchase at best buy, it still captivates you and I'm not gonna lie def made me cry..one tear...I work out
review by . July 19, 2010
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This futuristic film follows the adventures of a lonely robot named Wall-E who follows an intriguing "female" robot EVE to a large spaceship, within which the remaining human population is residing after evacuating Earth many years earlier after it was essentially destroyed by an overabundance of man-made garbage.      The reason this movie is so intriguing is that it holds audiences fully captivated with minimal to no dialogue for most of the movie, a trait unheard …
Quick Tip by . July 22, 2010
the first half has no dialogue which is fantastic sound production
Quick Tip by . July 22, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Probably the most adorable, heart wrenching pieces of political animation ever conceived. You'll be singing Hello Dolly for weeks
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Definitely not Pixar's best but charming nevertheless. Makes me fear for the future a bit.
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WALL-E is a 2008 computer-animated science fiction film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and directed by Andrew Stanton. It follows the story of a robot named WALL-E who is designed to clean up a waste-covered Earth far in the future. He eventually falls in love with another robot named EVE, and follows her into outer space on an adventure that changes the destiny of both his kind and humanity.

After directing Finding Nemo, Stanton felt Pixar had created believable simulations of underwater physics and was willing to direct a film largely set in space. Most of the characters do not have actual human voices, but instead communicate with body language and robotic sounds, designed by Ben Burtt, that resemble voices. In addition, it is the first animated feature by Pixar to have segments featuring live-action characters.



Walt Disney Pictures released it in the United States and Canada on June 27, 2008. The film grossed US$23.1 million on its opening day, and $63 million during its opening weekend in 3,992 theaters, ranking #1 at the box office. This ranks as the fourth highest-grossing opening weekend for a Pixar film as of May 31, 2009. Following Pixar tradition, WALL-E was paired with a short film, Presto, for its theatrical release. WALL-E has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews among critics, scoring an approval rating of 96% on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

It grossed $534 million worldwide, won the 2008 Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature...
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Director: Andrew Stanton
Genre: Family
Release Date: June 27, 2008
MPAA Rating: G
Screen Writer: Andrew Stanton
Runtime: 1hr 37min
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios
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