Tuesday, December 2, 2008


So Sunday my dad, my fiance and I all sat down and watched Wall-E. I am a HUGE fan of movies like this. I have a growing collection of Disney movies. I feel that it's hard to be down when you are watching a Disney movie (ok, except Old Yeller). Now I know this isn't Disney per say. It's Pixar but I'm not sure if it's Disney Pixar. Anyway, my point is I was terribly disappointed. This movie was not a kid's movie at all I don't think. To me, it have a poorly disguised hidden agenda. I mean, I really don't even think they tried to hide it. Now don't get me wrong, I'm all for movies having a meaning but this one I think was a bit much for the kids. Maybe it was geared for the adults, who knows.
So first off let me just say, if you haven't seen the movie and want to, these may be spoilers. It starts off showing a robot cleaning up massive piles of garbage. We soon learn it's earth and that everyone on earth has been taken to another planet due to the amounts of garbage on ours. The robots are there to clean it up for us. Then stuff happens and all of the sudden were are on the other planet where they put the people from earth. WOW!!! These people are nothing but fat, unobservant consumerists who do whatever they are told without question. I'll say it again. WOW. I continue to watch and then dad and I were discussing Axiom which is the "government" of the spaceship they are on. We are thinking big brother maybe? Then I had to laugh. They have a computer that tries to overrule the ship's captain. It has a glowing red eye that told the captain "I'm sorry, I can't allow you to do that". That was just a bad rip off if you ask me. Maybe it was meant to be a funny parody of 2001 A Space Odyssey.
In the end earth become habitable again and all is well. It just really bothers me that a movie "made for children" has such a political agenda. Rant off.


Leigh said...

You are correct in that Old Yeller is such a downer. Jeez, that movie is enough to make you take medication.

AnnaMarie said...

I hadn't read this blog because I had yet to see Wall-E, but I knew how you felt about it.

I loved the movie. I can see the political agenda you speak of, but I didn't really see it as Pixars' agenda - more just a commentary on life. I mean, we are a fat, lazy culture that creates a lot of trash.

Maybe its just the liberal rabble-rouser in me.

I found it to be a great sci-fi primer for kids. Did Sophie like it? No, the 2 year old played with blocks in the dining room. But Riley... the 10 year old can't stop talking about it.

Now.... let's get on with "Up"!