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Wall-E
  • Cast:
    Ben Burtt (WALL
  • Director:
    Andrew Stanton
Writer-director Andrew Stanton's Wall-E is a minor miracle. It's poetic, whimsical, courageous and it manages to connect equally with both adults and children. As my seven-year-old daughter puts it: it's complicated but very good. Wall-E is an ecological fable. It takes us 800 years into the future when earth is an abandoned garbage dump inhabited only by a robot and his companion, a cockroach. Human beings are banal, overweight blobs, who no longer remember how to walk or do anything constructive. They live in a sanitised spaceship where they are permanently hooked to monitors. Human motions now mostly reside in two robots, Wall E, a trash collector and his enduring love, Eva. The first 40 minutes of this film have no dialogue. Later on also, there are lengthy silent stretches but you don't miss conversation because Wall-E's ideas and images are so potent. This film is a master-class in the power of imagination. Don't miss it.

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