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Move over R2-D2 and C-3PO, there's a new robot in town.   Wall•E is a waste allocation load lifter Earth class...that last one still in operation here on the planet. He picks up garbage and crushes it for disposal. Its hundreds of years in the future and earth is a post apocalyptic wasteland. Humans left years ago....on a spaceship run by the big and large company.  People have become big and large munching on fast food while watching TV from automated barcoloungers that scoot  them around the ship.  When a searcher robot, named Eve, lands on earth she discovers the one thing that may allow humankind to repopulate the planet.

WALL•E falls head over wheels over the sleek little model.WALL•E is another masterpiece from the talents at Pixar, Disney's powerhouse computer animation division.     Its such a heartwarming film.    Little Wall•E has more talent in his millions of  pixels than many of the actors working in Hollywood.     He's the most lovable non-human character since E-T.      The film itself is bold....taking on consumerism and rampant waste.    That's not something you'd expect to see in an animated movie that's partially aimed at kids.   Even when the message gets a little heavy handed   (all puns intended) I didn't mind.    The animation is once again groundbreaking-----especially the gorgeous panoramas of space.        There's very little dialogue...but there's always something going on in every scene.    You can see how the filmmakers were inspired the beauty and simplicity of old Charlie Chaplin films.

WALL•E is a bit of a tramp...a funny....sad eyed little guy...that will charm his way into your heart. 

The film....earns 4 out of 4 stars....it's the best film I've seen so far this year.

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