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The Diva's Review of WALL•E


The Diva's review of
WALL•E (2008)


Speed Racer
Rated; running time of 1 hour and 37 minutes
Genre: Animation
Written by : Andew Stanton
Directed by: Andew Stanton
Cast (voices): Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver, Fred Willard
Theatrical release Date: 6/27/08


The Digest

About 700 years in the future, Earth is an uninhabited garbage dump. The only spark of “life” is that of a robot whose job it is to clean up the waste and one cock roach. There were several other Robots, but it would appear that WALL•E, has evolved beyond the other robot in his model class. For one, their all gone – presumably they hadn’t figured out how to repair themselves or their chips blew.

At any rate, WALL•E spends his days doing what he is supposed to be doing, collecting trash; smashing it in to a compact square; and then moving it out of the way. He also takes timeout to add to a collection of artifacts – Rubix Cube, Vinyl albums, VCR tapes. His quiet and lonely existence is interrupted by the arrival of EVE,

EVE is far more advanced robot, it takes a bit but she and WALL•E hit it off, with WALL•E fancying himself in love. Then he gives EVE a gift that causes her to shot down. Her beacon is picked up by her home port and she is scooped up and taken to space with WALL•E hanging on for the ride.

Once he reaches her home port he finally learns exactly what EVE purpose is and she is being thwarted at every turn. WALL•E must step up and save humanity.

The Dish

You don’t realize that here is barely any dialog for about30 minutes when WALL•E and EVE “speak” and then you’re like “oh wow.” The movie is so engaging that it just moves along and speech isn’t needed. It is a little heavy on the message of conservation and consumerism and I’m sure someone will dismiss this as propaganda. That would not be 100% unfair, but the movie is about love and life more than anything.

I would be remiss to not mention the other character standouts. I’m not sure what you would call it other than a intelligent dirt devil (although not shaped liked one) and the misfit robots that we’re broken and in need of repair. They were absolutely hilarious without speaking one word.

The Directive

So the bottom line is really no different than “Happy Feet” it depends on what you, as the parent ,want to expose your children to. Some people do not want their kids exposed to heavy topics like consumerism or global warming or conservation or save the planet… etc That said, the message of consumerism kinda went over the heads of my girls, but they did clean up after themselves better than normal and have been making sure to put stuff in recycling. Maybe they need to watch it every day….

I personally loved it.

3BC Ratings




Copyright Kamal "The Diva" Larsuel-Ulbricht, 2008
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