Monday, June 30, 2008

Walleee - Eevaa

We saw Wall E today at the movies. I noticed Stephen King’s name on the opening screens and got excited, but I can’t find that he had anything to do with it. The first scene in the movie is a city where the piles of garbage were higher than the buildings. What a thought. It was horrible, yet even though it was a movie, it was somewhat believable. King’s influence it would seem to me, although perhaps I’m nuts and it was someone else. It really was a good movie, and it made some serious points. Yes, we are a wasteful society. Then it had all of the humans in hover chairs drinking their meals, with computer screens directly in front of their faces. They were waited on hand a foot by bots. They did not see anything beyond their screens. Sound familiar? To me it does, I get lost out there in cyberspace. They were all so overweight and lazy that they couldn’t even get up if they fell out of their chairs. What a statement on our inactive overweight society. They had stopped thinking and just listed to the politician in charge, you can imagine where that leads.

I won’t give away the movie but it was really cute. There was hardly any dialogue. The robots only said each other’s names, but you knew by their actions exactly what was going on, wonderful characterization. I thought the lack of dialogue was beautiful. I kept saying to my daughter, “See that is what happens to people who don’t eat right.” “See that is what happens when people don’t clean up.” “See we need to take care of our Earth.” (I might be annoying to go to the movies with, haha.) In the end love wins, of course, it’s a kid’s movie. That is one of the perks of being a parent though, you get to go to all of the kids movies! Although I would say this was more than a kid’s movie. Don’t we all want someone to chase us across the galaxy?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I want to see that too.