Wall-E, Social CriticS

The most controversial movie of the summer... Wall-E? That's what one writer is claiming. The G-rated animated movie presents a dire image of a morbidly obese human race, crammed into giant spaceships and exhorted to ever greater depths of over-consumption by signs saying "DO YOUR PART, FILL YOUR CART." (Remember those shopping carts in the trailer?) Meanwhile, the reason Wall-E has been left as the only custodian of Earth is because the human race has rendered it uninhabitable with pollution and heedless consumer culture. Somehow, I doubt the inevitable toy tie-in ads will mention these aspects of the film. [Jim Hill Media]