My brain has been colonized by friendly cold bacilli that are helping my body to produce lots and lots of phlegm. So I’m going to do some low-IQ posting today, starting w/ this new WALL-E trailer:
Earlier this year I kinda harshed on WALL-E as too cute and sentimental-looking and Short Circuit-y, based on the little footage that was out there. But I’m coming around. I mean, a devastated, trash-covered future earth goes a fair ways toward cutting through the treacle. And the animation is really astonishing — look at those airborne dust effects! And, you know, spaceship.
Below is the plot synopsis from Wikipedia — it’s presented as a quote from John Lasseter to some Disney investors:
WALL-E is the story of the last little robot on Earth. He is a robot that his programming was to help clean up. You see, it’s set way in the future. Through consumerism, rampant, unchecked consumerism, the Earth was covered with trash. And to clean up, everyone had to leave Earth and set in place millions of these little robots that went around to clean up the trash and make Earth habitable again.
Well, the cleanup program failed with the exception of this one little robot and he’s left on Earth doing his duty all alone. But it’s not a story about science fiction. It’s a love story, because, you see, WALL-E falls in love with EVE, a robot from a probe that comes down to check on Earth, and she’s left there to check on and see how things are going and he absolutely falls in love with her.
I really hope there’s a part in this for Maximilian. It’s his year, I can feel it.