A snowy Sunday afternoon in front of a blazing all natural gas fire included spending a couple hours with the Disney – Pixar movie Wall-E , delivered to my mailbox by via Netflix. Underlying themes include a love story between robots separated by 700 years plus a message of hope that humans, even though capable of trashing Earth, are a needed and vital part of its existence.
I prefer animated films that are light and fun, so Wall-E did not disappoint. Excellent graphics and sound effects abound. Those sound effects have to carry the movie, since most of the “dialog” is robot beeps and squeaks among Wall-E and Eve. Other forms of communication include body language and facial expressions, which results in further engaging the audience.
Looking past the animated fun, some may see the film as a statement about the future of humans and the future of the earth. The earth is uninhabitable and humans have evolved into obese creatures fed a liquid diet, unable to walk on weakened bones caused by living in a near-gravity free environment.
I chose to put aside that part of the film and enjoy the more lighthearted aspects. I know the world has problems, I watch movies to get away from them for awhile! Wall-E is an excellent movie, just don’t think too hard about it.