There are so many brilliant, disarmingly beautiful moments in WALL•E, I want to watch it – or at least the first chapter – a few more times to begin to understand what I’ve seen.
The plot is easier to recall, especially as it’s a series of precise political punches. The EVE robot, newly arrived to an arid, dusty, garbage-strewn landscape shoots first and ask questions later. WALL•E lives to build skyscrapers – ziggurats – out of garbage. The complete arc of the movie is to deliver the audience – fat, lazy spectators – “back to earth.”
This is an irresistible – rather than an inconvenient – truth.