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It’s adorable, it’s funny, it’s heart-warming, and it’s got a moral that doesn’t bash you upside the head. The trouble with Wall-E is that he has developed a personality, and instead of brainlessly crushing trash from morning until his battery runs out, he collects things that interest him- things like Rubik’s Cubes and rubber ducks. One day, while picking through trash, a new robot lands on Earth, and Wall-E falls for her almost immediately showing her clips of Hello Dolly to share his affections. Everything seems to be going along just fine, until he shows the new robot, aptly named Eve, a plant he found inside a refrigerator. Eve takes the plant, and shuts down. Wall-E takes care of her until a ship appears from outer space and takes them both to the Axiom- the new home of the human population since Earth became too volatile to sustain life.
Even if the story is a little too sweet for you, the animation is absolutely amazing; every detail is filled in- every star sparkles, and every rusty hinge creaks. The film reminds me of Happy Feet, in that it warns of the dangers of abusing the Earth, but unlike the predecessor, Wall-E’s storyline blends this warning in to the plot of the lovable robot. Where Happy Feet begs its audience to sit up and pay attention, Wall-E’s audience already is.
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