2008. USA. Andrew Stanton. 98 min.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2008. USA. Directed by Andrew Stanton. Screenplay by Stanton, Pete Doctor. With the voices of Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin. Pixar's worthy follow-up to Ratatouille has a unique back-to-the-future quality. The first third of the film is essentially silent, with the little robot Wall-E standing in for Charles Chaplin's Little Tramp, the most enduring of twentieth-century screen icons. The future Stanton depicts is grim and banal, but this Modern Times for a postmodern world still provides hope via a Chaplinesque romance. 98 min.