08 September 2008

WALL.E: Kalo Bukan Kite Nyang Ngurusin Bumi Kite, Siape Lagi?


Andrew Stanton

Andrew Stanton & Pete Docter

Voice Casts:
Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, MacInTalk, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy, Sigourney Weaver

In a distant, but not so unrealistic future, where mankind has abandoned earth because it has become covered with trash from products sold by the powerful multi-national Buy N Large corporation, WALL-E, a garbage collecting robot has been left to clean up the mess. Mesmerized with trinkets of earth's history and show tunes, WALL-E is alone on Earth except for a sprightly pet cockroach. One day, Eve, a sleek (and dangerous) reconnaissance robot, is sent to earth to find proof that life is once again sustainable. WALL-E falls in love with Eve. WALL-E rescues Eve from a dust storm and shows her a living plant he found amongst the rubble. Consistent with her "directive" Eve takes the plant and automatically enters a deactivated state except for a blinking green beacon. WALL-E, doesn't understand what has happened to his new friend, but true to his love, he protects her from wind, rain, and lightening, even as she is unresponsive. One day a massive ship comes to reclaim Eve, but WALL-E, out of love or loneliness hitches a ride on the outside of the ship to rescue Eve. The ship arrives back at a large space cruise ship, which is carrying all of the humans who evacuated earth 700 years earlier. The people of earth ride around this space resort on hovering chairs which give them a constant feed of TV and video chatting. They drink all of their meals through a straw out of laziness and/or bone loss, and are all so fat that they can barely move. When the auto-pilot computer, acting on hastily given instructions sent many centuries before, tries to prevent the people of earth from returning, by stealing the plant, WALL-E, Eve, the portly captain, and a band of broken robots stage a mutiny

Kalo aja ngga diajak gathering oleh anak-anak Forum Movie Kaskus, kayaknya gue ngga bakalan nonton film ini pada waktu-waktu awal pemutarannya di Indonesia. Jaman gue nguber-nguber film tayang premiere di bioskop udah lewat. Sekalipun tetep pingin nonton film asyik di bioskop, tapi gue udah ngga suka lagi berlama-lama antri tiket untuk film-film yang baru premiere. Tapi untuk film ini boleh juga sih, apalagi sekalian gathering rame-rame. Mungkin lain waktu boleh juga gathering Forum Movie Kaskus di acara pemutaran film-film festival ato film indie.

Kalo film ini sih kayaknya ngga perlu dibahas panjang-panjang deh. Secara pribadi, film-film animasi bikinan Pixar sejauh ini ngga pernah mengecewakan gue. Tapi secuil ekspektasi gue ada yang salah untuk film ini. Kalo dipikir lagi sih ngga apa-apa juga, karena adegan-adegan di Axiom menjadikan film ini bisa diterima untuk kalangan yang lebih luas. Dan dari ‘penjelasan’ di situlah akhirnya jadi jelas bahwa Planet Bumi ini memang diciptakan untuk manusia, bukan untuk Wall.E! Seburuk apa pun kondisi Planet Bumi ini, manusia harus bertanggung jawab dan harus terus mengusahakan yang terbaik untuk perbaikan tempat tinggalnya.

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