A Review of Wall-E

The Question of MeaningMedia

Upon first thought, WALL-E appears to be a “movie for little kids.” You would much rather watch Glee, or the new episode of Family Guy.

But, there is much more to this movie than you think.

Andrew Stanton‘s 2008 film will bring out many emotions in you, and most of all, it will make you think. WALL-E is sure to be an instant classic.

The movie takes place in the year 2805. Due to the negative effects of mass consumerism, Earth is now covered completely with trash. Because of this, humans have fled the earth and retreated to a luxurious spaceship that floats in space. On Earth, a forgotten and rusty robot lives, by the name of WALL-E. Here, he works to restore the earth to its original shape, clearing garbage, in case the humans ever return. Later, WALL-E meets another robot named EVE and the two fall in love. As the story progresses, WALL-E and EVE are transported to the starship with the humans, and find the safety of the planet and the human race in their hands.

This movie is appropriate for all ages, and every age will gain something different from it. While little kids will laugh at WALL-E’s childish antics, older people will appreciate the philosophical comments that are raised. This movie is funny, smart, cute, deep, inspiring, and is an excellent work of art. I highly recomend it.

Sam Miller is 12 years old and currently attends the Montessori Middle School in Norwalk, CT. His hobbies include playing the drums, classic rock, and cartooning.

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