I took the family to see WALL-E last night, and I have never been so disappointed in a movie in my entire life.
First, I felt totally ripped off. When I fork over $30 to see a movie, I expect some dialogue. The first half hour was basically a silent movie – the damn robot doesn’t say a word! Are you kidding me? This is a company that’s made movies with talking fish, talking ants, talking toys, and they couldn’t give an advanced robot a voice? If I wanted to see a silent film, Pixar, I would have hopped in my time machine and gone back to 1915. Keep the arty stuff where it belongs – in those weird theatres downtown that nobody goes to.
My primary concern, however, is this film is leftist propaganda on a level not seen since Al Gore’s fantasy film An Inconvenient Truth. Worse still, it is marketed and targeted to children, presumably with the goal of fostering ecological fear-mongering on an unsuspecting and easily-manipulated audience.
The North American economy these days is fragile enough as it is. We don’t need these liberal whack-jobs pushing their anti-consumerism, anti-capitalism agenda on an unsuspecting public. Everything we hold dear as a society depends on us spending money we don’t have on stuff we don’t need, and I’ll be damned if some cartoon is going to change that.
I know I’m not alone in my feelings about this debacle. Here’s a sample of some thoughts from my fellow conservatives.
From the first moment of the film, my kids were bombarded with leftist propaganda about the evils of mankind. It’s a shame, too, because the robot had promise. The story was just awful, however. Nice to see that Disney and Pixar can make mega-millions off of telling us just how greedy, lazy, and destructive we all are. – The National Review
WALL-E is an assault on modern civilization, borne of deep economic and historical ignorance. The film shamefully betrays the efforts of countless heroic individuals who have raised humanity out of the muck of barbarism. Its anti-technological, anti-capitalist message needs to be exposed and countered by all thinking individuals. – Gennady Stolyarov II, Editor-In-Chief of The Rational Argumentator
I was also appalled at the insensitive depiction of overweight people. As a man of size myself, I was not expecting to be faced with such discriminatory attitudes in a family film. Others have also been disturbed by this obvious slight.
WALL-E specifically singles out and targets obese people as the primary cause of mankind’s demise, further perpetuating the stereotype of the gluttonous, slothful fat person. Furthermore, the film suggests that, in their exaggerated laziness, obese people disregard not only personal health, but also that of the planets, and are held up as the cause for the destruction of the environmental landscape. – The F Word
The “villains” of WALL-E…take the form of (the ever so original and not hackneyed at all) Fat! American! Couch! Potatoes! … This is so INCREDIBLY disappointing. I feel personally betrayed by Pixar right now. – Fatshionista
So, be vigilant, my friends. The leftists are out there, and they want to brainwash your children. Liberal fascism is lurking just around the corner…
2 thoughts on “WALL-E”
Are you serious when you say you are a “man of size”? I hope you’re kidding. If not, you might consider getting some counseling. 😉
Thanks for the review. Now I’ll never have to subject myself to that movie.
Just in case there was any doubt, the post was written with tongue firmly planted in cheek. I loved the movie, and was amused / confused by the reaction it got in certain right-of-center circles.