WALL·E ★★★★½

Talk about Pixar taking the piss. How dare they tap into my emotional core within only minutes of WALL-E’s opening scene, in the simplest of manners. I mean God damn! How do they do it? Here we've got a little robot going about his daily routine with his cockroach friend, not a word spoken between either and already I'm welling up.
There's a lot to love about this movie. The tale, sweet enough in its own rights, a fun little romance between a couple of robots. The humour works well, as do all the other emotional beats. What's most impressive in my opinion however is the world WALL-E depicts. It's the kind of movie you could watch on mute and appreciate all the same. 
Set in the future, earth’s been abandoned by humans, and the dust swept dumpster of a planet they left behind is all kinds of beautiful when it should be anything but. These rich visuals help invest you in the film throughout its first act, however, once the narrative takes us into space, it's on our robot characters to do the heavy lifting. Luckily for us, WALL-E and EVE are up to the task, and the result’s nothing but charming fun, with a few edge-of-your-seat moments to boot. 
WALL-E is yet another solid outing for Pixar and a credit to Disney.

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