I definitely haven’t seen many movies recently, but I managed to catch up on one this weekend, Pixar’s Wall-E.
Before I watched it, I thought “A Pixar movie about robots in space? What could be cooler than that? This should be great!”. I was disappointed.
Usually Pixar movies are so mind-blowingly creative that I don’t care if the plot doesn’t quite make sense. I own almost all of them. While Wall-E had some cute parts, it was dull in others and I couldn’t overlook all the holes in the plot.
- If the Axiom had been in space 700 years, how could they have been throwing out huge blocks of garbage? Where did they get the material to replace it?
- The captain made the comment that they never had a probe come back positive before. If they had been sending probes to earth for 700 years, wouldn’t Wall-E have seen these all the time?
- What was the point of building skyscrapers of trash? Who was going to pick them up?
- What happened to all the other Wall-E units? If he was the only one, then how could he have possibly cleaned earth up enough to make it livable again?
- There weren’t nearly enough captains on the wall to cover 700 years.
- If EVE (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator)’s mission was to find plants, why the heck did she need a huge gun to blow stuff up?
- They made a big deal of the couple who met and went in the pool, like people didn’t interact at all. But there was a whole nursery of babies and the human race had survived 700 years, so clearly not everyone was anti-social.
- There’s no way people who’ve been laying down their whole lives would suddenly get up and start walking around.
- When the ship tips over, everyone slides to one side. That only makes sense is gravity is directly below them, but there’s no gravity in space.
- The plant would have died instantly (exploded and frozen, really) when exposed to space.
- Why was the BnL CEO live action whereas everyone else a cartoon?
- What did the movie that Wall-E watched over and over again have to do with anything?
- How were people going to live on Earth with those dust storms and no water and still trash everywhere?
As far I was concerned, Pixar was 8 for 8 in their previous films. Wall-E was a disappointment. Hopefully things are back to par with Up next year.