- Ethan’s Score : 10/10
Pixar’s latest film is quite possibly their best. It’s thrilling, emotional and beautiful all at the same time. It’s why we go to the movies in the first place.
Wall*E is a simple waste collecting robot. He’s spent over 700 years alone and doing the same duties every day. He collects left-over items that will amuse him. He has a particular love of the classic musical “Hello Dolly” (of which he was able to find a tape of). But one day, a ship lands and comes a robot named Eve. This robot’s duty is to find traces of life on Earth. Eve and Wall*E eventually fall in love. But once the ship comes back to get Eve, Wall*E hitches a ride to be with his true love. What follows is the best part of the film. It’s where all the emotion and creativity really kicks into high-gear and you’re left breathless.
What also makes this a great film is it’s message about humanity. Wall*E is left to clean the Earth that we polluted with waste. And all humans are now fat and lazy. All relying on technology to do everything for them. The film is telling us to take of our planet because it’s our greatest treasure.
I have to admit that I was on the verge of tears about five times throughout this film. The two robotic main characters may have no dialogue, but they are more well defined than any other characters you’ll probably see this year. Their love story puts anything you’ll see in any Hollywood melodrama to shame. A particular scene where the two “dance” outside a spaceship will stay with me forever. Really, it’s a perfect date movie.
So please, see this movie. Throw away any pre-conceived notions you may have about family films and just embrace it. It’s a truly unique experience.