64. 'WALL-E' (2008)
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Typically, dystopian movies are dark and serious. Think "The Hunger Games" or
"Blade Runner." So when you find one that's part comedy, part love story and
part silent movie, you know you're experiencing something quietly revolutionary.
"WALL-E," which one the Best Animated Picture Oscar in 2008, is an utterly
stunning, brilliant flick.
In its largely silent opening, we meet a lone robot named WALL-E, whose job
is to take all of the garbage covering a ruined earth and organize it neatly
while waiting for the devastated planet to become habitable. His only company is
a cockroach and a collection of cast-off goods, including old movies that
fascinate him and make him yearn for the simplest of comforts: the touch of
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The movie is rich with visual and audio gags, from the Macintosh boot-up
sound to the presence of a ton of objects from other Pixar movies (toys from
"Toy Story" and "Cars," a snow globe from the classic "Knick Knack" short, even
Carl Fredricksen's walking stick from "UP," which didn't come out until the next
year). But it's WALL-E's theme, about the way human contact restores what we
lose focusing our energy on consumption, that makes the movie one for the ages.
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