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WALL·E

After 700 years of doing what he was built for – he'll discover what he's meant for. 

Year: 2008 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 (Scope) 
Certificate: BBFC U Cert – Universal 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by Andrew Stanton 
Starring: Ben Burtt (voice), Elissa Knight (voice), Sigourney Weaver (voice)  
An image from WALL·E
Review:

On the Earth of the future, a desolate world covered in rubbish, the sole occupant is Wall-E, a waste collecting robot designed to clean up the mess. But when he meets EVE, a robot in search of life, he falls in love, and his journey leads him to the last remnants of humankind.

The film is another masterpiece from Pixar – a science-fiction epic with an ecological message as well as being an incredible and genuinely touching tale of romance. The screenplay features very little dialogue, but it is intelligent, funny and subtle, and the animation is perfect. Wall-E is one of the most lovable characters ever committed to film, and it would take a heart of stone not to feel for his loneliness and his affection for his companion. This is a unique cinematic experience – a splendid and touching film, and one you are bound to love.

Reece Goodall

Even if you haven’t seen the film yet, you must have been hiding under the world’s biggest rock to have avoided Pixar’s adorable rust-bucket robot. This little fellow has been hailed as their greatest creation to date, and thankfully, you can go ahead and believe the hype.

Set in a distant future, WALL-E is a garbage disposal robot, designed to clear up the giant mess left by humans and the global consumer corporation ‘Buy N Large’. The situation is so dire (and thus the socio-environmental message is so abundantly clear) that humans have deserted the planet in favour of a space cruise ship whilst they wait for robots to sort it all out.

Despite being the last robot left, WALL-E spends his days happily compacting rubbish and collecting nick-nacks he finds interesting. They include a Rubik's cube, iPod and the frustratingly category-evading Spork. One day his routine is interrupted by the arrival of Eve, a sleek-looking lady robot. WALL-E immediately falls for her, but his newfound love leads to a much bigger adventure...

WALL-E will capture your heart within the first 20 minutes, and he’ll do it without any dialogue whatsoever. The ensuing romance will have you awwwww-ing audibly and the quality of the animation will have you gaping in awestruck wonder for the entire duration. This is absolutely a big screen event not to be missed. Not only is WALL-E a completely mesmerising, heart-warming character, he is part and parcel of one of the most beautifully crafted animated films you are ever likely to see.

Steph Janes

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Screenings of this film:

2008/2009 Spring Term (35mm)
2008/2009 Spring Term (35mm)
2014/2015 Autumn Term (35mm)