Review of 'Wall-E'

wall-e.jpg Pixar have once again astounded with the latest animation masterpiece that is Wall-E. It is not just the superb computer-generated animation but also a heart-warming story of a lonely robot left to clean up the mess that humans have left behind on earth. A bit eccentric, Wall-E spends time compacting garbage, as he has been programmed, but also collecting interesting looking bits and bobs. One day a probe lands that he falls instantly in love with – A sleek looking hovering robot called Eve. She is on a top secret mission and when that mission is fulfilled she is returned (with Wall-E in tow) to the vast ship that the humans now occupy with all of their needs and whims satisfied by obedient robots. When the captain finds out about the earth he realizes there may be more to life than sitting around and doing nothing…

Most definitely a children's story Wall-E does touch on an emotional level with a lot of attention going to characterization and detail of this far future earth. The humans are the most definitely cartoon-like of the whole movie which slightly grates (particularly the naive innocence they all seem to radiate throughout their scenes) particularly with the serious back-drop of a bespoiled world. Wall-E is definitely the star of the show and is a remarkably emotive character despite being little more than a box with track wheels and eyes but damned if he can't emote.

Another classic from Pixar. Long may they continue.

Rating: “Nearly perfect, but not quite”

Review Date: 2008-07-20

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

Studio: Pixar Animation Studios

Year: 2008

Length: 98 minutes

Genre: Animation

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