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Wall-E’s Hypocrisy

Friday, December 5th, 2008

Others have written on this topic when the movie first came out, but now that they’re selling it on DVD and Bluray, I think some of these criticisms bear repeating:

Let’s look at the four messages Wall-E sends:

 

1. We overconsume

2. We generate too much waste

3. We passively absorb entertainment rather than being active and communicative with each other

4. We’re too sedentary

 

 Sitting in a darkened theatre in front of a giant screen, ready to go out and buy the Disney toys related to the movie and later toss them in the garbage, what can we call the messages coming from this movie other than hypocrisy?