After hundreds of lonely years doing what he was built to do, Wall-E discovers a new purpose in life when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. He subsequently stumbles upon the key to the planet’s future.
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The Matrix trilogy was inspired by the japanese anime fascination with apocalyptic, dramatic battles between men and their out of control robotic AI creations. In 2008 we got this tender love story between two machines. Up to a point we do believe there are no humans left. And WALL-E has an absolute loyalty to its purpose, like a puppy. So, machines are not the enemy anymore, they're the salvation of our humanity.
I was never emotionally connected to the human characters in this film. It presents a lot of themes and ideas, but it doesn't really say anything new with them. Of course there's the, "for a animated film" argument, but that's such a lame excuse. The first 30 or so minutes are fun though and they make the film worthy enough of three stars.
Very quickly became my favorite Pixar film. I played one of the leads in Hello Dolly in high school and grew up with the film that WALL-E treasures. Immediate and tender connection that I was so delighted to see.