OUTDOOR SCREENING: WALL·E
After 700 years of doing what he was built for – he'll discover what he's meant for.
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.
Screenings of this film:
|2009/2010 Summer Term – (35mm)|