August 18th, 2008

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Review: WALL-E

Rating: 3 out of 5

Summary: Earth is so covered in garbage and toxic fumes that humans leave to live in space while robots clean up the mess. Seven hundred years later, one robot called WALL-E is the only robot left to clean up Earth. Suddenly another robot appears and WALL-E's loneliness ends.  

I would say this is a very different movie from "Cars" or "Finding Nemo." There is a lot of underlying social commentary. I was suprised because  Pixar generally sticks with "safer" topics. The movie features an utopian/ dystopian society run by robots and has a robot which is slightly reministant of HAL from "2001: A Space Odyssey."  

However, it is a kids' film and so it is light hearted enough to go see without feeling overwhelmingly sad or upset. There are other, more universal themes that appear in all Pixar films, like love, bravery, and friendship.
The one thing I disliked was that the first part of the movie moved pretty slowly. A whole twenty to thirty minutes is spent just watching WALL-E go about his day on Earth. 

Overall, this movie is certainly not one of Pixar's best. However, it is still entertaining for both kids and adults alike. 
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