Wall-E (2008) Mini-Review
It’s 700-something years in the future and for all that time, Wall-E—a cleanup robot—has been hard at work cleaning up the mess left by the humans. One day Wall-E gets an unexpected visit from the stars; the shiny robot EVE has also been given a task. As the curious robot he is, Wall-E follows EVE in her rummagings and eventually falls head-over-tracks in love with her.
Wall-E is a tearjerkingly delightful piece. It’s by leaps and bounds the best thing to ever emerge from Pixar yet. The post-apocalyptic setting is both heartbreaking and enlightening at once and the love story between the two starcrossed robots gives hope to any broken piece of crap robot out there. Myself included. Wall-E is a near-flawless feature.
The one thing that bugged me was the odd mixture of photo-realistic backgrounds and robots and some overly cartoony characters.
Prior to the film, we were shown the held-in-classic-Disney-style short called Presto about a magician and his rabbit. Together with Wall-E, the experience gets six pounding robot-hearts.