Monday, August 25, 2008

Wall-E


Wall-E stands for Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class. Their sole purpose of survival was to clear up the garbage left on earth so that the people can come back to Earth to live. The beginning of the movie was so sad. I just couldn't bear looking at Wall-E working alone on Earth collecting garbage. And the most pitiful is the part when he had to collect the second-hand spare parts from his fellow out-of-service Wall-E robots to replace his own. I find it quite unbelievable that he was able to develope human instincts from time to time. But this is an animation, so it's still acceptable.

It then started to become interesting following the introduction of the female robot, Eve (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator), who came back to Earth to look for sign of life - plants. The first half of the movie revolved around the two robots - Wall-E who fell in love with Eve; and also the extremely aggressive Eve.

There was not a single conversation before the appearance of the people, as in the humans. But just like what KokChiang and ZiLin said, a good animation/cartoon does not need conversations, take the classical Woddy Wood Pecker, Pink Panther etc.

And Wall-E is sooooooo cute!


The movie emphasized on the sense of touch. The people in the future eventually forget about the importance of the sense of touch. Touching is so important it shows passion, love and care. Even robots need to be touched. My colleague said the holding hands part means it is a movie to watch with the guy who's after you. But I think that's just crap. It's a good movie no matter with whom you watch it.

Just like any other Pixar production, it is moving, funny, cute, and irrelevant, especially at the ending. But then again, it is an animation, so it is still accpetable. I'll refrain myself from revealing too much. You guys should go watch it yourselves. It's another one of Pixar production that you can't miss!

9 comments:

shinyin_jocelyn said...

i watched WALLE too, super cute... reminds me of the simple things in life... wrote a review of it too, halfway, then malas to continue, haha! it's still in my draft box... i think i contacted the 'malas-to-blog-syndrome' from pong, haha!
21 is cool too, u should watch it~

thE gEOgrAphicAlly blind said...

i also have the same syndrome la... when u read this post u can tell... it's so b-o-r-i-n-g...

Suk Teng said...

can u ppl stop blaming me! ...

iamdoryfish said...

i want to watch it too, lots of ppl recommending! :)

Lollipop said...

shinloo...u always got high standards for movies wan la...Wall-E doesnt seem that bad.too cliche for u??haha....

thE gEOgrAphicAlly blind said...

cliche ar... hmm... as usual pixar animation surely got a bit cliche one la... but i like animation... so yeah...

zilin said...

Another classic from Pixar, Toy Story-friendship, Finding Nemo-family, then this Wall-E is for love..quite a good movie la, if dont think too logic, haha..

knitfreak-to-be said...

I love it too!! it's romantic in robot kinda way, but then again the message is deep. We are in the 11th hour....

thE gEOgrAphicAlly blind said...

yeah i know, romantic... but i'm still struggling between the fact that robots can't fall in love; and that it's an animation... :P but like zi lin said, i'd feel happier if i dont think too logic haha...