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WALL-E (2008)

Director:
Andrew Stanton
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Animated/Drama/
Romance/Comedy/
Science Fiction
NORWEGIAN TITLE
WALL-E
RUNNING TIME
98 minutes
Producer:
Jim Morris
Screenwriter:
Andrew Stanton
Jim Reardon


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
WALL-E (voice) Ben Burrt
EVE (voice) Elissa Knight
Captain (voice) Jeff Garlin
Shelby (voice) Fred Willard
AUTO (voice) MacInTalk
John (voice) John Ratzenberger
Mary (voice) Kathy Najimy
Ship's Computer (voice) Sigourney Weaver

 

Review

It seems that some of the most creative and thematically subtle writers today work in the animation business. And this becomes even more apparent when Andrew Stanton turns to sci-fi with his new creation WALL-E - a genre which oftentimes has suffered from exactly a lack of creativity lately. What is even more pleasing with WALL-E, is that it represents a giant step for the animation genre as well. In here, there are no annoying overly talkative sidekicks added for comic effect, the narrative build-up is comfortably slow and unconventionally structured, and the humour is kind and understanding in the respect that the comedic source is the cute clumsiness of the title character and the satirization of the human development over the next few hundred years. The thematics are expectedly critical of our modern consumer society, but yet they reveal a basic belief in human goodness. In Stanton's view, we are nave and inconsiderate, but inherently good. The Pixar universe has developed into a standard of its own, and with WALL-E the animations are astounding - in detail, colour and creativity.

Copyright 23.12.2008 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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