WALL-E

  • U
  • Andrew Stanton (2008)
  • US
  • 94 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
5 out of 5

The Oscar-winning writer/director of Finding Nemo, Andrew Stanton, serves up another treat with this enchanting animated tale about a lonely robot. WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class) is programmed to continually compress rubbish, a job that remains unfinished several hundred years after the human race has left the Earth. WALL-E gets some relief from this solitary existence with the arrival of EVE (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator), a probe-droid that comes looking for signs of life. Love-struck, he follows EVE back to her mother ship where humans once again threaten to spoil the mood. Classic moments abound here, such as a zero-gravity dance, WALL-E hitching a ride through space and, rather aptly, our mechanoid hero sticking out in a line-up of soulless automatons. Stanton creates a haunting sense of WALL-E's isolation in the early scenes on an eerie, unpopulated Earth and is well served by a voice cast that includes Sigourney Weaver and Pixar regular John Ratzenberger. But this is a film that offers much more than a cast of A-List actors delivering wisecracks at warp speed. This is a movie with genuine heart.

Plot Summary

Animated sci-fi comedy featuring the voices of Sigourney Weaver, Ben Burtt and Elissa Knight. On a refuse-covered Earth of the future, a lonely robot called WALL-E is carrying out its function to compress and form litter into towers, a task it was programmed to do by the humans who abandoned the barren planet centuries ago. Then a visit from a probe called EVE brings hope that Earth could be populated once more.

Cast and crew

Cast

WALL-E / M-O
Ben Burtt
EVE
Elissa Knight
Shelby Forthright, BnL CEO
Fred Willard
John
John Ratzenberger
Captain
Jeff Garlin
Mary
Kathy Najimy
Ship's computer
Sigourney Weaver
Auto
Macintalk

Crew

Director
Andrew Stanton

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Buena Vista
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 18 Jul 2008
Certificate U
Distributor:
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Categories
Childrens
Drama

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