Movie Review: Wall-E
Just on impulse I Shanghaied MrsDoF to see Wall-E this afternoon. After all, it’s from Pixar, and they did Incredibles, which I thought was wonderful. And it got a somewhat over-the-top review from one of the ScienceBloggers I often read.
The movie is about a lonely robot, the last of his kind left behind on Earth to clean up the environmental mess. He encounters another robot dropped off on a reconnaissance mission, and attempts to make friends with her. Because, though neither robot is humanoid, there isn’t any doubt about the expressive gender of either one.
And watch out for this chick, Wall-E! She packs a punch. But they establish a relationship amid the mountains of trash, and all goes well until Wall-E presents her with a little green plant, and then things go terribly wrong…
The movie is fine for kids and adults won’t be bored. Aside from the awesome Pixar animation, I enjoyed the tribute references to other science-fiction movies and stories. The ship’s computer is so clearly HAL, only more bad-tempered. And see if you can spot the brief reference to The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress.