I finally got to see WALL-E this weekend and LOVED it. I took my kids to a showing on Saturday night at my favorite local theatre called The Palace. It is really a historic Opera/Playhouse that plays movies on the weekends they aren’t having live shows. So imagine watching a movie with grand balconies overhead and lovely statues all around. Here is a pic. The tickets are only $4 for adults and $2 for kids and refreshments if you want them are only $1 a piece. LOVE that place!
But I digress, the movie has a strong environmental message. When the movie starts you see a deserted planet earth where garbage has completely overrun the planet and made life unsustainable. Wall-e is a remnant of the clean up attempt…a robot that compacts garbage and stacks it until it reaches skyscraper heights. He is eventually joined by a new and modern robot named Eva who is dropped off by a spaceship. Her directive is to find living plants or rather a sign that earth can sustain life again.
The story was very fun and the robot crush Wall-e has on Eva was just too cute. I also loved how the eco messages were weaved in there too. I think my absolute favorite part was how protective the remaining humans (in space) became when they realized what this little plant Eva found represented and how they would do anything to protect it and take care of it. We always take things for granted until they are gone right?
Anyway, did you see the movie? What did you think?