Skip to comments.WALL•E world (Pixar director mentions Christ As motivation for film)
Posted on 07/03/2008 5:59:57 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
Filmmaker Andrew Stanton says his latest film isn't about the environment or obesity. It's about relationships...[said Stanton] what really interested me was the idea of the most human thing in the universe being a machine because it has more interest in finding out what the point of living is than actual people. The greatest commandment Christ gives us is to love, but that's not always our priority. So I came up with this premise that could demonstrate what I was trying to saythat irrational love defeats the world's programming. You've got these two robots that are trying to go above their basest directives, literally their programming, to experience love.
With the human characters I wanted to show that our programming is the routines and habits that distract us to the point that we're not really making connections to the people next to us. We're not engaging in relationships, which are the point of livingrelationship with God and relationship with other people.
(Excerpt) Read more at worldmag.com ...
Good film, and I liked it before I read this article.
World mag has the best movie stories of any magazine...
A MUST see. Pixar nailed it.
Think he's caught in the very deficient English definition of "love" (the Greeks are far better here), but there's more than "basic programming" involved -- all three (one a late entry) robots are able to "learn," and that is part of the story. Driven home with a sledgehammer shortly before the end.
We have 5 grandchildren from 5 to 12, and when my wife and I took them to see this, they seemed a little confused by it all. My wife and I loved it, but the kids were middling in their appraisal.
WALL*E = Chock full of green propaganda. People are BAD, BAD, BAD...fat and lazy...polluters/consumers.
Yea, saw this movie with my grandchildren (3 and 5) they liked it and played Wall E and Eva for a couple of days but over all I was shock at how the movie stressed the green propaganda and people are bad, fat and lazy.
Well, The Incredibles were chock full of conservative messages.
But not inherently. The message was mixed in this regard.
God bless Andrew Stanton for having the
courage to “out” himself as a true believer
- a man of faith in Jesus Christ.
Amen! I will see all his films!
Amen! I will see all his films!
How about reading the filmmaker’s ideas expressed in the article? You’ll come away knowing his intent was really about dependence on government and that attitude destroys the human soul.
yes, and so was Nemo, imo.
I took my son last week, and I was pleasantly surprised. I was waiting for the enviro-guilt to start and it never did- since the focus was indeed on sacrificial love vs. our tendencies toward selfishness. Great movie, Pixar has a winner.
LOL that’s awesome! haha
When I went to the movie, as people were going in, attendants were handing out cheap plastic disposable "Wall-E watches" to attendees. The irony was not noted by anyone there.
“Wall-E” Trailer Makes Woman Cry, Every Time”
You're right about the premise, but the premise sets up the theme. In the first 15 minutes of the film, I was a bit ticked off by the suggestion that people (Americans) could produce that much trash. Even if we tried, we couldn't generate that much garbage. I kept expecting more enviro-wacko crap as the movie unfolded, but that wasn't the case.
My initial reaction was forgotten as the movie progressed and the characters, plot, and theme developed throughout the film. In the end, I was left with the understanding that the story couldn't be told without the outlandish piles of garbage in the beginning of the movie.
My kids (8 & 10) both loved it, as did my wife and I. I give the movie 4.5 stars out of 5, and I'm generally disappointed by 9 out of 10 films.
Our two youngest kids, aged 18 and 20 went to see this movie last week. They were pleasantly surprised, and really enjoyed the movie, even despite the ‘over-consumption is bad’ theme that came through the story.
I thought this would be a strong theme of the movie, but I did not find it NEARLY so bad as you paint it.
Wall-E was pure art, another unique Pixar winner and one of the best.
The animation was unbelievable, but the movie itself was not good. I would not recommend this movie to anyone-honestly...and I' m being nice in what I say about it and I'll leave it at that.
It stressed that peope who rely on goverment become fat and lazy.
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