WALL-E (2008)

Starring: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, Sigourney Weaver

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

Rating: 1 2 3 4 5

WALL-E goes on a space adventure

OMG, is this the most adorable dystopian vision ever, I Am Legend starring Short Circuit's Number 5, 2001: A Space Odyssey remade by the cast of Finding Nemo? This cute cartoon portrays an earth destroyed by man's avarice, monopolised by a megalithic corporation called Buy 'N' Large and so full of rubbish humankind has been forced to relocate to space. And as if that weren't bad enough, Spinal Tap's Fred Willard is the CEO/President of the world! Seven hundred years on, earth's ex-pats are still orbiting the universe in a deluxe spaceship where a lack of gravity and exercise and an abundance of protein shakes have reduced them to boneless blimps, their captain a hopeless puppet in the control of a megalomaniac autopilot.

WALL-E and Eve

Yup, the party on earth is well and truly over, and poor old waste disposal robot WALL-E has been left behind to clear up the mess, which he does diligently and with loving care, until one day a sexy probe robot called Eve descends, searching for life on the barren planet, and our cute, curious, industrious, bug-eyed hero falls head over caterpillar tracks in love.

Like Bladerunner the Comedy, this is an unforgettable android adventure love story, beautifully brought to life by those geniuses at Pixar. Full of intricate and loving details (watch out for the 'mice' in the spaceship's rubbish hold, and don't miss the delightful artwork that accompanies the end credits), this is a simply gorgeous work of art, blending the naïve comic capers of a silent movie with a cautionary environmental tale, a tear-jerking romance and a cute factor that's off the Richter scale.

Uniquely entertaining, delightfully innocent and yet also thought provoking, WALL-E is an instant classic, and its endearing, clumsy, plucky little hero is guaranteed to melt the circuits of the most hard-wired of motherboards.

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