Monday, July 7, 2008

Environmental Movie?

My daughter and I went to see the new Pixar movie Wall-E last week and we loved it! It was a thought provoking movie that addresses the way we treat our planet while telling a cute story. In the movie,Wall-E is a trash-collecting robot left on the abandoned Earth. Humans have been forced to leave the Earth 700 years earlier and live on large spacecraft reminiscent of a cruise ship. The humans no longer walk but ride in space chairs while constantly watching video monitors and consuming food. Wall-E falls in love with Eve a robot sent to Earth to search for signs of life. The story tells of Wall-E and Eve's adventures and exposes the problems with the humans' new way of life.
Unfortunately while the message of the movie is a very important one - we must change our way of living in order for life to survive on the Earth, the marketing of this movie will add to the trash on this Earth. When we purchased our tickets we were given a Wall-E watch wrapped in plastic with several advertisements for another Disney movie. I'm sure the watch will probably break in a month and end up in a landfill - wise up Pixar and be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

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