Wall-E (2008)

by Afra Nariman

Wall-E (2008)

Director: Andrew Stanton


“Everyday words seem to turn into love songs.”

Prophetic, heartfelt, and full of truth on both a micro and macro level. What makes Wall-E work to the effect that it does, is Wall-E’s unbounded capacity to represent the brightest points of humanity — and that this is in contrast with the lack thereof exhibited by human beings on the way to creating the deteriorating world that the film originally resides in, and which can be observed at a constantly accelerating rate in our world today. Wall-E has a human’s capacity for love, kindness, curiosity and wonder — all things that in the contemporary world, human beings have gradually failed to consistently live by and through on a daily basis and on a necessary large scale. Wall-E shows us everything that we do not give enough attention to in what we consider and acknowledge in our daily actions and perceptions; and through the timeless love story of a small robot, offers us a pathway towards re-centering ourselves and positioning us towards finally fulfilling what we are capable of as human beings — to love, to care, to sacrifice, and to live purposefully.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

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