WALL-E, from director Andrew Stanton of Finding Nemo, is arguably the purest work of hard science fiction to appear on the big screen in ten or fifteen years, and the world that it creates is bleaker and more dystopian than in any American animated film you care to name.
…the greatest feat of WALL-E — its most seemingly-impossible achievement — might be this: Despite the fact that it’s hard science fiction, that it paints a dystopian picture of our future, that it’s subtle and sophisticated, and that it’s very light on dialogue, it’s every bit the crowd-pleaser that we’ve come to expect from this studio — funny, romantic, imaginative, and utterly gripping. This is Pixar’s magic.
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