A movie review written by Lee Sonogan
WALL•E proves to this generation and beyond that the film medium’s only true boundaries are the human imagination. Writer/director Andrew Stanton and his team have created a classic screen character from a metal trash compactor who rides to the rescue of a planet buried in the debris that embodies the broken promise of American life. Not since Chaplin’s “Little Tramp” has so much story—so much emotion—been conveyed without words. When hope arrives in the form of a seedling, the film blossoms into one of the great screen romances as two robots remind audiences of the beating heart in all of us that yearns for humanity—and love—in the darkest of landscapes. – American Film Institue
IMDB simply described this animated movie as In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. Why is this more than just a kids movie made by Disney and Pixar? With a budget of $180 million, it was able to produce an impressive visual sci-fi in 3=D with the main character not saying much at all.
At the box office, it made a whopping $533.3 million showing how well this film got received. Wholesome for the most part, the plot thickens when the humans within space make their appearance. The premise executes perfectly as robots take care of their every need too much where they are very fat. For me, those key scenes are the best this movie has to others surrounding the final act’s payoff and in-between.
Overall at the time, the opposers said it’s overrated due to length and ‘preachy’. The concluding factor is many people hold it in high regard no matter how controversial its choice was at times. I will end this in what Director Terry Gilliam commented on > “A stunning bit of work. The scenes on what was left of planet Earth are just so beautiful: one of the great silent movies. And the most stunning artwork! It says more about ecology and society than any live-action film—all the people on their loungers floating around, brilliant stuff. Their social comment was so smart and right on the button.”
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