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I think Wall*E has to be one of the most adorable heroes ever. The movie itself was slightly duller than I remembered it, but still one of the sweetest animated movies ever made.... even if it does cause "Sunday Clothes" to get firmly stuck on my mind for days afterwards.
Straight to the heart.
So much more than a cartoon, taking about the environment, love, work, the future. All things worth pondering. An enjoyable flick with an endearing robot population. I wonder if they really will have personalities?
|Ben Burtt||voice of Wall-E, M-O|
|Elissa Knight||Voice of EVE|
|Jeff Garlin||Captain B. McCrea|
|MacInTalk||voice of AUTO|
|John Ratzenberger||voice of John|
|Sigourney Weaver||voice of Ship´s Computer|
|Kathy Najimy||Mary (voice)|
|Fred Willard||Shelby Forthright, BnL CEO|
|Teddy Newton||Steward Bots|
|Thomas Newman||Original Music Composer|
|Thomas Porter||Executive Producer|
|Jeremy Lasky||Director of Photography|
|Pete Docter||Original Story|
|Andrew Stanton||Story Contributor|
|Pete Docter||Story Contributor|
"An adventure beyond the ordinar-E."
"An Adventure Beyond the Ordinar-E"
In 2805, Earth is covered in garbage due to decades of mass consumerism facilitated by the megacorporation, Buy n Large (BnL). In 2105, BnL evacuates Earth's population in fully automated starliners, leaving behind trash compactor WALL-E robots to clean the planet. Eventually BnL abandons its plan because Earth is seemingly lifeless and shuts down every robot. But one is accidentally left on, which has developed sentience after 700 years of life-experience and managed to remain active by repairing itself using parts from other broken units. Apart from his regular duties, he inquisitively collects artifacts of human civilization and keeps them in his home, a storage truck.One day, WALL-E discovers and collects a growing seedling plant. Later, a spaceship lands and deploys EVE, an advanced robot probe sent from the BnL starliner Axiom to search for vegetation on Earth. WALL-E falls in love with the initially cold and hostile EVE, who gradually softens and befriends him. When WALL-E brings EVE to his truck and showcases his collection, she sees the plant and automatically stores it inside herself. She goes into standby mode waiting for retrieval from her ship. WALL-E spends time with EVE and tries to "reactivate" it using multiple methods while she is in standby mode, to no avail. When EVE's ship comes to collect her, WALL-E clings to the hull of the ship as it collects and returns EVE to the Axiom.On the Axiom, the ship's original human passengers and their descendants have suffered from severe bone loss due to long term effects of microgravity and become morbidly obese after centuries of living in a low-gravity environment and relying on the ship's automated systems for most tasks. The ship's captain, McCrea, mostly leaves control to the robotic autopilot, Auto. WALL-E follows EVE to the bridge of the Axiom, where the Captain learns that by putting the plant in the spaceship holo-detector to verify Earth habitability, the Axiom will make a hyperjump back to Earth so the passengers can recolonize. However, Auto orders McCrea's robotic assistant GO-4 to steal the plant as part of his own no return directive, issued to all BnL autopilots after the corporation incorrectly concluded in 2110 that the planet could not be saved.With the plant missing, EVE is considered defective and taken to the repair ward along with WALL-E (for cleaning). WALL-E mistakes the process on EVE for torture and tries to save her, accidentally releasing a horde of malfunctioning robots. The on-board security systems then designate both WALL-E and EVE as "rogue robots". Angry with WALL-E's disruptions, EVE brings him to the escape pod bay to send him home. There they witness GO-4 dispose of the missing plant by placing it inside a pod which is set to "self-destruct mode". WALL-E enters the plant's pod, which is then jettisoned into space. WALL-E escapes with the plant before the pod explodes. Reconciling with EVE, they celebrate with a dance in space outside the Axiom.The plant is brought to the captain, who surveys EVE's recordings of Earth and concludes that mankind must return to restore their ruined home. However, Auto reveals his directive and stages a mutiny. He tasers WALL-E, severely damaging him, when he tries to protect the plant. EVE realizes the only parts for repairing WALL-E are in his truck back on Earth. She helps him bring the plant to the holo-detector to activate the ship's hyperjump. McCrea opens the holo-detector and fights Auto for control of the ship. Auto partially crushes WALL-E by closing the holo-detector on him. Auto is eventually disabled by McCrea, and EVE places the plant in the holo-detector, which frees a crushed WALL-E and sets the Axiom on the instant hyperjump to Earth.EVE brings WALL-E back to his home where she repairs and reactivates him. After the repair WALL-E no longer recognizes EVE, reverting to his original programming as an unfeeling waste compactor. Heartbroken, EVE gives WALL-E a farewell kiss that jolts WALL-E's memory, and his personality returns. WALL-E and EVE happily reunite as the humans and robots of the Axiom begin to restore Earth and its environment. During the end credits, slideshows through a series of artworks WALL-E and EVE are seen holding hands in front of a large tree, which is revealed to have grown from the tiny plant that brought humankind home.
Theatrical : 2008-06-27 : United States of America
DVD : 2008-11-18