that there is still is a place in the world for the well-beloved cartoon.
essentially a comedy set 700 years in the future. It chronicles the adventures
of a lovesick robot that for years has been on Earth, cleaning up the mess we
humans have created.
The robot, also
named WALL-E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) is a
‘garbage-robot’ designed to make the earth habitable again after land pollution
has made life on it impossible.
WALL-E is a lovable
character and is apparently the last functioning robot on Earth. He goes
throughout the days, doing his job while collecting knick-knacks and befriending
have been living in space and have been periodically sending robots to the earth
to see if life is sustainable once again.
inadvertently finding the key that could lead to humans re-colonizing Earth,
falls in love with one of these robots, EVE, and what follows is a wonderful
adventure that takes us through space, introducing us to a brilliantly funny
group of malfunctioning robots and obese humans.
While the robots
don’t do much talking, the movie is anything but boring. It is reminiscent of
the silent films of the past which relied on the movements and actions of the
actors to inspire viewers. The film also incorporates excellent visual effects
that are bound to leave lasting images in viewers’ minds.
The Disney and
Pixar animation team really out did itself as WALL-E is an unforgettably funny
character who leaves a lasting impression on everyone he comes into contact with
in this Oscar winning film.
One would think
that an animated film would appeal to only the young. But I assure you “WALL-E” has
something for everyone. Children and teens will love the antics of the robots
and adults will appreciate the strong environmental undertones of the movie,
which warn us of the harmful effects of consumerism.
the voices of Kathy Najimy from “Sister Act” and
Sigourney Weaver from the “Alien”series of movies and is worthy of the Academy
Award for Best Animated Feature Film that it received at this year’s 81st staging
of the event.
that there is still a place for the animated film in today’s world and that
these films can still be enjoyable while incorporating sensible, cautionary
Disney and Pixar
have, in “WALL-E,” recaptured the
spark that made films such as “Toy Story” and
“Finding Nemo” smash hits.