Wall and Eve-(a)
Wall-E is pure magic. Though, it may not be accompanied by as much publicity and promotion as some of the lesser movies from mainstream Hindi movies, Wall-E is an absolute delight. Why animation movies like Wall-E make an impact across borders is because, the robots express emotions like human beings and they carrry a social message, which transcends borders. Wall-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) is a waste disposal robot, left alone on Earth, when Earth has been rendered inhabitable due to excesses of mankind, symbolised by megacorp B&L (Buy n' Large). Wall-E devotes his time to organize the trash with only a roach like insect as his companion. However, his life changes forever when Eva descends on earth from a spaceship. And then, begins the love affair. Wall-E, in his spare time would watch an old English movie and dream about companionship. What I loved most about the movie is...simple human acts like holding hands is given such a wonderful glorified existence. And it's much more powerful than anything else, because it symbolises the beginning of trust and relationship. Wall-E tries to impress Eva in his simple abode, showing all the stuff he has collected from the waste, including parts of himself. The scene where Eva is given bubble wrap to spend time is hilarious, which of course she completes in a jiffy, or where she is handed over Rubik's cube to solve. However, Eva discovers a plant and goes into a coma. Wall-E fails in his attempts to get her back into consciousness and Eva is taken back by the spaceship, which Wall-E also follows to Axiom the spaceship which carries humans, who left Earth for safety. Humans have become mechanical, as their life is assisted by robots and they hardly do any thing, as everything is taken care of. They are seeing everything on a screen instead of opening their eyes to beauty around them, and have stopped appreciating things around them, like when one person inspite of being next to it, didn't know the existence of a pool at Axiom. Wall-E makes Eva fall in love with him and help the pilot to regain control of the spaceship from the Auto-Pilot robot (says, we can take control of our lives, if we want, inspite of all resistance and difficulties). Love knows no borders and can transcend barriers like language or space(literally). Of course, the movie talks about excessive consumerism, which we are facing all over and points to the pitfalls in our decision which impacts the environment. Because, the Earth is all we have.
Watch Wall-E for the beauty and pleasure of simple things in life and for a glimpse of the future, where your current choices and uncontrolled actions may take us.