We just went to see the Pixar movie Wall-E. I unconditionally recommend it. Director/Screenwriter, Andrew Stanton, asks what if humanity had to leave earth and someone forgot to turn the last robot off? What if the most human thing in the universe was a machine? Wall-E has curiosity about life – a desire to connect with life. “Wall-E senses there is something more to life.”
The tag line is “After 700 years of doing what he was built for, he’ll discover what he was meant for.” We normally connect design and purpose – and connect both to God. Can they be separated? Can they have different sources?
Entrancing from its first images, more than the first half hour is essentially a silent movie (am I allowed to compare this with Into Great Silence?)
There are references to Wall-E and Eve, Noah’s Ark, paradise. You will recognise allusions to other films including “2001: A Space Odyssey”, “Short Circuit”. Wall-E has a lot to say about perseverance, sacrifice, persistence, friendship, fun, love, the environment, and what we value and why (watch out for Wall-E’s reaction to finding a box with a diamond ring in it).
Don’t miss it.