REVIEW: WALL-E – Pixar’s First Polarizing Picture

Nathan Chase

Nathan Chase is a co-founder and the designer of Flickchart. He's also a multimedia designer & developer living in central Florida, an online culture and social networking enthusiast, a proud father, an avid PC gamer, an incessant movie watcher, known for an eclectic musical taste, and often writing and performing music - on the drums, guitar, piano, or computer. You can find Nathan on Flickchart as Zampa, and email him at nathan@flickchart.com.

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5 Responses

  1. jc says:

    And don’t forget, that really the only people that survive 700 years of gluttony are the white people. (about 99.8%) Apparently all of the other races missed the ship somehow or what? In an age where liberals are pushing diversity, it is interesting to see that when a negative message is put forth, the only people you see are screwed up white people…no matter how they got there.

    jc

  2. Nice review. I am looking forward to seeing this one.

  3. DubC says:

    There was also an obvious Bush jab as well, but I felt like I was the only one who picked up on it when I saw it. When the CEO of BnL is talking about the failure of the plan to clean up Earth, he says to “stay the course.” Which was Bush’s catchphrase about the Iraq War. Maybe they’re commenting on a plan that at the time sounded good, but at the end of the day didn’t benefit the people as a whole.

  4. Hannah says:

    I am a conservative Christian. I personally thought this movie was neither liberal nor a jab at anybody other than ourselves. Can we just look at truth as truth? It doesn’t matter which “side” is addressing the issue, if it’s a real issue. I completely agree that if we don’t take responsibility for our minds, our bodies, our home (earth), or our fellow humans then we will lose muscle, we will become oblivious to the things around us that aren’t projected on a screen, and we will be living in our own garbage and filth. Just because it’s an “agenda” your side does not push, should we eliminate it as truth?
    I loved the film and even showed it to my creative writing class for two reasons: to dissect and learn from the themes and to organize the literary devices of the film such as the theme, plot, characters, and setting.

  5. RagingBullwinkle says:

    Nathan, very well said.

    My problem with the film wasn’t political, my problem was that the film-makers couldn’t have transcended politics to provide deeply philosophical ideas instead of being the ‘message movie’ it turned out to be. Wall-E needed to be like the first twenty minutes in its entirety and left the humans out of it completely. It could have been one of the great silent movies of all time but it turned into a cartoon (all that was missing from the last 20 minutes were the Warner Brothers Bugs Bunny sound effects), although an entertaining one.

    Still the film did a fairly good job at exploring a very important issue where so many films ignore issues altogether.