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Aaron N. Tubbs

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Wall-E was mediocre at best. As expected, the animation was impressive. The story, whimsical. It was heavy-handed, even for a child’s film.

Unlike many previous Pixar films were reality is suspended (toys are alive, fish can talk, monsters are real), Wall-E seems to preserve itself as a future reality of sorts. This attempt (and indeed the harsh warnings about the environment and obesity) is rendered irrelevant by ignoring anything that could possibly be factual or scientific, or even make any sense. In short, the movie fails when you try to take it seriously. This sort of ignorant effort weakens the film for anybody with post-elementary education, and deprives it of its lasting value. Entertaining, but ridiculous. 5/10.