WALL·E ★★★★★

WALL·E is a creepy old man who stalks a young girl and takes her out on dates while she's unconscious.

EVE is a high-strung woman who destroys everything around her and won't even explain what her job is.

And it's the most adorable thing ever.

WALL·E continues to convince me that part of Pixar's brilliance comes from their understanding of visual storytelling. They know that character doesn't come from having your actors read their characteristics to the audience, it comes from their actions. It comes from WALL·E waking up groggy and trying to put his "shoes" on. It comes from the fact that he can't resist showing EVE all the cool stuff he's collected over the years. It comes from the fact that he wants nothing more than to hold EVE's hand, but when it really comes down to it he'll make sure she gets the plant to the holo-detector so they can get back to Earth. Two characters who can barely speak and I feel I know them better than most human movie characters.

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