Tue, 07/01/2008 - 4:39pm
By: Kevin Thomas

This is the worst Pixar film ever. It was created for 8 year-olds.

The year is 2775. Wall-E is a robot who was programmed to pick up trash that the humans left for robots to pick up. He is curious, however, which can sometimes lead to hilarious situations. Besides his pet cockroach (yes, a cockroach), Wall-E has no other companions because he’s the only other living, well kind of living, creature on Earth. He listens to “Hello, Dolly” and other songs in his spare time via an old videotape of them.

Wall-E’s luck changes when a rocket lands and another robot called Eve arrives on the trash-covered planet looking for any signs of life. Wall-E is enchanted by this new robot, so he makes it his mission to make her notice him. She does, and the two become friends. Awwwww! When Wall-E shows Eve a plant he had recently found, she sends for a probe to take her back home.

However, when the probe Eve sent for arrives to collect her, Wall-E, not wanting to lose his friend, hops onto the probe and follows Eve into space.

In space, Wall-E finds the humans that trashed up Earth. Well, their decendents, that is. They are all sitting around on a luxury spaceship with robots to serve them in any way they need. Eve must give the plant to the ship’s captain as proof that everyone can go home back to earth. Wall-E helps her do this, and a relationship forms around the two robots.

I definitely liked some parts of this movie. Wall-E was very energetic and cute, and he was able to express his emotions in any way without talking. It was funny to me that Wall-E’s only friend was an amusing cockroach. The animation didn’t interest me much, and my mom dozed off, which is a rare occasion for her. It was also interesting to see what they thought Earth might look like in 700 years, not to mention the laziest people in the galaxy!

The movie just felt a little too kiddish for me. I can’t really explain why I didn’t like it, I was just a little bored in some parts. Little children will definitely like the movie, although they might be a bit creeped out by the giant “Wall-R” that nearly turns Eve into a square of trash.

Pixar missed the boat here, by a few miles. Rent “Finding Nemo” if you really want to be entertained. Rated G for Good-hearted.

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Submitted by runhnl on Wed, 07/02/2008 - 2:50pm.

One of the things that I noticed while in the theater watching Wall-E was that the parents seemed just as enthralled by the movie as their kids, maybe even more so. The movie had a way of bringing me back to that kind of wide eyed amazement you got when you were a little kid seeing fireworks for the first time. When the film was over, at least a dozen people just sat there until the end of the credits. The message that this film portrays is brilliant. I don't think this is a child's film at all. This is a film for everyone; and this is a film that I think is surely Pixar's masterpiece.

Submitted by justathought on Sat, 07/05/2008 - 8:50am.

I agree; the social commentary is excellent and extremely relevant to our times.

Also, to the writer of this review, a few items:

First, isn't this supposed to be a review? Stop summarizing the movie and give legitimate reasons to support your argument.

Second, it concerns me that you would characterize this movie as kiddish while you attended it with your mother.

Third, have you not heard the reviews from actual significant sources (i.e. NYT) who laud the film for its message and petition for Academy Award nominations?

Just to cap this comment off: a tip. You really need to upgrade your writing and research skills. I see in another review (Get Smart) that you have listed the first reason to see the film as: "Steve Carroll." Please, please, please do a little fact-checking and name-checking before you mar the star's name: Steve CARELL.

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