9 Sep

Wall.E (Sunday, 6.30pm, 7Mate)
is like no other animated film I
have seen, an eerily beautiful
fable from the Disney-Pixar
people. It taps into a host of
prevailing fears:
environmental disaster,
rampant consumption, a sense
of futility and loss even in the
midst of plenty.
Conservative voices in the US
branded it left-wing
propaganda. But its themes of
cosmic loneliness and
vulnerability have been
explored before in science-fiction classics. Writer-director
Andrew Stanton’s achievement
has been to weld the
conventions of animated
storytelling to ideas of great
daring and some importance.
The result is a rich and
provocative work of art that
also manages to be fun.


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