Wall-E (2008) – Encore Review 2


“[while floating in space, EVE takes the plant that WALL-E saved and puts it back inside her body] WALL-E! Love you!” – EVE

Number of Times Seen – 4 (3 Jan 2009, 20 May 2013, 24 Nov 2015 and 20 Jul 2020)

Link to original reviewHere and Here

Brief Synopsis – On a deserted Earth of the future, a robotic waste collector finds a living plant which takes him on a journey across the galaxy.

My Take on it – This is such an amazing film that is able to work on so many levels.

This movie finds a way to tell such a powerful and poignant story in a purely visual way that uses minimal dialogue the entire way through

The characters of both Wall-E and EVE are designed really well and we can see that despite their robotic features, they are both filled with personality.

To create a love story between these two characters is not simple,yet it plays out in a realistic way that works so believably.

The film has a lot of social messages peppered throughout, some are stated outright, while others are shown via pure visualization.

Both methods tho are quite effective throughout and unfortunately, even after1 2 years, we are all still struggling with solutions to these problems.

The film is a step up in animation and the fact that I needed to constantly remind myself that I am watching an animated movie is even further prof of how effective it is.

The films music is superb and both the score and main song are so catchy that even as I write this, I can’t get them out of my head.

The story is presented in an epic way, yet they are able to make it all seem even more down to Earth and tangible by the way it is all presented.

There is no question in my mind that this is definitely one of the very best films made by PIXAR.

Bottom Line – Amazing film that works on so many levels. The film is able to tell such a poignant story from almost an entirely visual perspective because of the very minimal dialogue. The characters of Wall-E and EVE are both great and creating a love story between two robots works so well here because of the way it all plays out. The film deals with lots of messages about the world we live in and rings true even after 12 years since it was made. The animation is spectacular and there were far too many times during the viewing that I needed to remind myself that this is an animated film.  The music is amazing and both the score and main song are so hard to get out of mind (even when writing this).  The story itself is epic in scale, yet feels quite tangible throughout.  This is definitely one of PIXAR’s very best films. Highly Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The first Pixar film to be nominated for 6 Academy Awards. This ties it with the only other animated film to garner this many nominations: Beauty and the Beast (1991). (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10) (no change from original review)

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