In a distant, but not so unrealistic, future where mankind has abandoned earth because it has become covered with trash from products sold by the powerful multi-national Buy N Large corporation, WALL-E, a garbage collecting robot has been left to clean up the mess. Mesmerized with trinkets of Earth’s history and show tunes, WALL-E is alone on Earth except for a sprightly pet cockroach. One day, EVE, a sleek (and dangerous) reconnaissance robot, is sent to Earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable. WALL-E falls in love with EVE. WALL-E rescues EVE from a dust storm and shows her a living plant he found amongst the rubble. Consistent with her “directive”, EVE takes the plant and automatically enters a deactivated state except for a blinking green beacon. WALL-E, doesn’t understand what has happened to his new friend, but, true to his love, he protects her from wind, rain, and lightning, even as she is unresponsive. One day a massive ship comes to reclaim EVE, but WALL-E, …
User Reviews: Over the years I’ve become quite a sucker for Pixar movies and just love each and every one of them. While there are the states of the art animation and sound effects, the stories have heart. The characters are adorable yet real. It reminds one of those charming movies Disney used to make but Pixar films are very much a unique cinematic experience.
‘WALL-E’ is quite unusual compared to the previous Pixar movies. There’s hardly any dialogue between the two protagonists other than saying each other’s name. In fact, barely a word is spoken in the entire first half hour but WALL-E and Eve’s silent and playful love story is such a joy to watch. Even though of few words, both characters have strong personalities and the character development is wonderfully done.
The animation is colourful and vivid. Sound effect is amazing. The robot characters are cute and charming. The score deserve special mention as it’s mesmerizing and beautiful. Andrew Stanton has done a terrific job as director and co-writer. The portrayal of WALL-E’s loneliness and need for love is very well done and then the change that is brought within after the entrance of Eve and his eventual determination to rescue her is effectively shown. There are many genuinely funny and creative moments and it manages to stay away from being ‘just plain silly’. The story is rich with humour, action, drama and adventure.
Ben Burtt and Elissa Knight do a fabulous job with the voice acting for WALL-E and Eve. John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy and Sigourney Weaver lend great support. While ‘WALL-E’ tells a magnificent love story it reminds us that Earth is our home and nothing can replace it. It’s a joyous magical experience and another sure winner from Pixar.