Wall·E (2008, Disney Pixar Movie) – 7/10 movie review

Cast / crew
Director: Andrew Stanton
Producer: Jim Morris
Executive Producer: John Lasseter
Writer (Original Story): Andrew Stanton
Writer (Original Story): Pete Docter
Writer (Screenplay): Andrew Stanton
Writer (Screenplay): Jim Reardon
Sound Designer: Ben Burtt
Character Voice Designer: Ben Burtt
Ben Burtt: Wall·E
Elissa Knight: Eve

Wall·E (2008)

Wall·E has been busy cleaning up Earth in preparation for mankind’s return. His daily routine is interrupted by a sleek flying robot who has been left behind to look for something and Wall·E falls in love.

7/10

Wall·E is a movie that tries too hard for cute and is slightly over-animated, a failing that CG animated movies are a little susceptible to. It also has a significant character problem with the two robots falling in love. While Wall·E has developed a personality after 700 years on his own, Apple-inspired EVE shouldn’t have any personality at all (just like all Apple products) and it feels wrong when she does. On a rather more convincing note, Wall·E does deliver an unexpectedly damning environmental message with Earth laid to waste by conglomerate consumerism and the remaining survivors obliviously devolving on a propaganda-fuelled luxury space liner. Wall·E is entertaining and will keep the children quiet but adults will find the brilliant Bugs Bunny-esque preceding short Presto rather more fun and memorable.

This movie contains robot violence, unpleasant scenes.

Classified U by BBFC. Universal: Suitable for All.

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