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The year is 2700. WALL-E, a robot, spends every day doing what he was made for. But soon, he will discover what he was meant for.
WALL-E takes you on an emotional journey that keeps going up and up until you realize that this simple animated story about a lonely robot is actually a hidden story about the human condition and where we might be headed in the future. This is the deepest film I've seen come out of Hollywood in.......well this is the deepest film I've seen come out of Hollywood. And perhaps the best. Bold statement yes, but I so loved this film and so happy to have seen it after weeks and weeks of mediocre films.
The magic of WALL-E is that it's a film for children of all ages. I was in a packed matinee theater with kids aged 3 to 15 and everyone seemed to love it. I know that because I never heard a peep come out of anyone for 90 minutes. In reality, this is an adult film that talks about themes that perhaps we humans should take a look at in years to come.
We find WALL-E all alone on earth cleaning up the mess with what appears to be the end of human civilization. WALL-E is a robot made to take care of humans mess and that's what he keeps on doing 700 years later. You can tell that this was a very simple robot made to not think about anything but to clean up. But with his separation from anything that's living (except for a small insect that really keeps him going), WALL-E has evolved. Just like we humans evolved in the last 6 billion years.
During WALL-E's daily cleanup, he finds many things that humans have invented. His favorite possession is the video tape of an old movie where two people fall in love and sing and dance. WALL-E's instinct is that this is the real purpose for being alive and longs for another connection besides his insect.
Then a robot appears from a spaceship and I really don't want to say anything else about the plot because this is something that shouldn't be talked about to anyone until they see the film.
All I can say is that WALL-E is the best film I've seen in over 2 years. I loved this film so much I am not embarrassed to admit that I shed a few tears during it. There's just so much to this film and it's where movie-making is going. In 20-30 years from now while you drive/walk/subway to the cinema to watch the latest blockbuster summer movie, think back to 2008 and the film WALL-E and how it changed things forever.
There are many themes in this film but I think the filmmaker's main objective was to tell us how we do evolve in the circle of human condition. Technology could be our demon that will destroy us or it could be the first huge evolvement and begin to taking us to the depths of who we really are and what we are doing here. But in the end things end and new beginnings come. It's just the way it is. And usually it's the thing that ends us that really makes us begin again. And that is what this film is about.
So let's just enjoy this life as WALL-E is the film that really tell us this. Everyone and I mean EVERYONE should go see this film. Nothing compares to it. And this film better be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar next year because I can't see 5 other films that would top this film in the next 6 months.And who has had a better decade than Andrew Stanton. The man that most people have never heard of. He has written some of the best films in the last ten years: WALL-E, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc., A Bug's Life and both Toy Story's. Quite the resume and WALL-E is his masterpiece.
BONUS: In my screening, they opened with a 5 minute animation film about a magician and his rabbit. I hope this becomes a trend in future movie screenings in giving us a short film to watch. Kind of like a new singer opening for the main act.
4 out of 4 stars! Please go see this film.