It is rare for me to be so captivated by a movie that I forget what I’m actually watching is a Disney flick. Nothing against Disney, but thank God for Pixar! Many of my most cherished movies are Pixar creations. Not that extraordinary unless you consider the fact that I am a 40 year old single male with no children. It is the ability of Pixar to make movies with such a universal appeal that I find extraordinary.
Almost immediately, WALL-E wins you over with an endearing charm you wouldn’t expect from a robot. But watching his inquisitive curiosity is like watching a child discovering his world.
He tugs at your heart with his nurturing, maternal-like devotion to the wellbeing of EVE for whom he experiences love at first cyber-sight. EVE, which is an acronym for Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator, has been programmed to search the universe for evidence of plant life. At first, she plays hard to get before her programming unexpectedly puts her systems into hibernation mode.
The dynamics shift once she gets a glimpse of the chivalrous protection and care WALL-E exhibits during her extended sleep.
Ultimately, the two embark on galactic adventure that pulls you to the edge of your processor seat in this unconventional binary love story.
There are also moments for parents and adult movie-goers that clearly give tribute to other movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and even One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
WALL-E is well worth seeing. However, you are cautioned to watch this movie at your own risk. Please make note of the following disclaimer.
WARNING: WALL-E may infect you with a virus that activates your tear ducts, overloads your laugh sensors and warms your heart-drive.