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* Various "the world after humanity" documentaries show the world returning to a near-pristine condition in less than a century of total human abandonment. Even our tallest skyscrapers would crumble to dust within 100 years, petroleum products (oil, gasoline, plastics, etc.) break down in mere years, metals corrode, etc. By 700 years there would be no sign humanity had ever stood on this world's surface. However, the denuded, waterless, dust-storm-swept Earth that [=BnL=] left
behind would take much longer to recover -- certainly not just a century. That plant life was starting to reappear in sheltered places was a small miracle in itself, which brings us to the start of the movie!

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* Various "the world after humanity" documentaries show the world returning to a near-pristine condition in less than a century of total human abandonment. Even our tallest skyscrapers would crumble to dust within 100 years, petroleum products (oil, gasoline, plastics, etc.) break down in mere years, metals corrode, etc. By 700 years there would be no sign humanity had ever stood on this world's surface. However, the denuded, waterless, dust-storm-swept Earth that [=BnL=] left
left behind would take much longer to recover -- certainly not just a century. That plant life was starting to reappear in sheltered places was a small miracle in itself, which brings us to the start of the movie!



* At the beginning of Wall.E, the song playing has they lyrics "And we won't come home until we kissed a girl!" And what's one of the things that helps bring Wall.E back to his senses? A kiss from Eve.

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* At the beginning of Wall.E, WALL•E, the song playing has they lyrics "And we won't come home until we kissed a girl!" And what's one of the things that helps bring Wall.E WALL•E back to his senses? A kiss from Eve.


behindwould take much longer to recover -- certainly not just a century. That plant life was starting to reappear in sheltered places was a small miracle in itself, which brings us to the start of the movie!

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behindwould behind would take much longer to recover -- certainly not just a century. That plant life was starting to reappear in sheltered places was a small miracle in itself, which brings us to the start of the movie!


* Assuming the closing image of plants growing outside the city is real-time, and not a glimpse of Earth's future recovery, the cockroach's survival and presence of Wall-E's plant make more sense. They're ''not'' lone survivors of their respective species; they're organisms that just happen to have wandered (as wind-blown seed in the plant's case) out of the already-vegetated areas. The only reason that Wall-E hadn't realized life was thriving outside the city's fringe is that he'd not yet run out of trash to scoop and compact, so never left the area which was had been most heavily-polluted and thus took longest to recover. Likewise, the only reason the ''Axiom'' hadn't returned to Earth centuries ago was that all previous [=EVE=]-probes were eliminated by AUTO before they could activate the green-leaf signal, not having a stowaway around to disrupt the landing-bay area and prevent this [=EVE=] from being disposed of quietly, too.
** Or perhaps, the city was just where WALL-E stockpiled the trash (e.g. his personal landfill). Given how much trash there was, he was probably spending as much time maintaining the city and his roadways as he was getting new trash. The plant might have caught his attention for its unusualness rather than its uniqueness e.g. he found it odd that a plant would be growing in the trash rather than with the rest of the plants.

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* Assuming the closing image of plants growing outside the city is real-time, and not a glimpse of Earth's future recovery, the cockroach's survival and presence of Wall-E's plant make more sense. They're ''not'' lone survivors of their respective species; they're organisms that just happen to have wandered (as wind-blown seed in the plant's case) out of the already-vegetated areas. The only reason that Wall-E hadn't realized life was thriving outside the city's fringe is that he'd not yet run out of trash to scoop and compact, compact in the city, so never left the area which was had been most heavily-polluted and thus took longest to recover. Likewise, the only reason the ''Axiom'' hadn't returned to Earth centuries ago was that all previous [=EVE=]-probes were eliminated by AUTO before they could activate the green-leaf signal, not having a stowaway around to disrupt the landing-bay area and prevent this [=EVE=] from being disposed of quietly, too.
** Or perhaps, the city was just where WALL-E stockpiled the trash (e.g. his personal landfill). Given how much trash there was, he was probably spending as much time maintaining the city and his roadways as he was getting new trash. The plant might have caught his attention for its unusualness unusual nature rather than its uniqueness e.g. he found it odd that a plant would be growing in the trash rather than with the rest of the plants.



* Various "the world after humanity" documentaries show the world returning to a near-pristine condition in less than a century of total human abandonment. Even our tallest skyscrapers would crumble to dust within 100 years, petroleum products (oil, gasoline, plastics, etc.) break down in mere years, metals corrode, etc. By 700 years there would be no sign humanity had ever stood on this world's surface, however, the denuded, waterless, dust-storm-swept Earth that [=BnL=] left would take much longer to recover -- certainly not just a century. That plant life was starting to reappear in sheltered places was a small miracle in itself, which brings us to the start of the movie!
* MeaningfulName: The first E in EVE stands for Extraterristrial , suggesting her model was orignially for searching for plant life off of the Earth, on Mars or some kind of Exosolar Planet. Once things were looking bad for the earth, they could easy just be sent to it, without much change to the function or design, and therefore to the name.

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* Various "the world after humanity" documentaries show the world returning to a near-pristine condition in less than a century of total human abandonment. Even our tallest skyscrapers would crumble to dust within 100 years, petroleum products (oil, gasoline, plastics, etc.) break down in mere years, metals corrode, etc. By 700 years there would be no sign humanity had ever stood on this world's surface, however, surface. However, the denuded, waterless, dust-storm-swept Earth that [=BnL=] left would left
behindwould
take much longer to recover -- certainly not just a century. That plant life was starting to reappear in sheltered places was a small miracle in itself, which brings us to the start of the movie!
* MeaningfulName: The first E in EVE stands for Extraterristrial , Extraterrestrial, suggesting her model was orignially originally for searching for plant life off of the Earth, on other planetary bodies, on Mars or some kind of Exosolar Planet. Once things were looking bad for the earth, they Earth, those models could easy just as easily be sent to it, without much change to the function or design, and therefore to the name.



* Why would the WALL•As stop what they're doing and give EVE a lit space to fix WALL•E in? Because he's [[JustForFun/OneOfUs probably their predecessor]]
* At the begining of Wall.E, the song playing has they lyrics "And we won't come home until we kissed a girl!" And what's one of the things that helps bring Wall.E back to his senses? A kiss from Eve.

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* Why would the WALL•As stop what they're doing and give EVE a lit space to fix WALL•E in? Because he's [[JustForFun/OneOfUs probably their predecessor]]
predecessor and they can recognize that.
* At the begining beginning of Wall.E, the song playing has they lyrics "And we won't come home until we kissed a girl!" And what's one of the things that helps bring Wall.E back to his senses? A kiss from Eve.



* One might expect at the beginning that all humanity was evacuated onto the spacecraft. But near the end, the entire populace aboard the ship is visible; the population of a small town. Now one might ask: Did they really abandon more than 99% of the earth's population on the earth (which, at that point of time would have been much bigger than 7.000.000.000). And, if yes, where are the remains? There must be remains (well, at least skeletons) or at least survivors on earth. If there are any of both, they are never shown. Then again, one might think that the ship once held all of earth's population on board (and that it naturally decreased over the dozens of dozens of generations in those 700 years), but in the aforementioned final shot, it is apparent, that it never could have held any more people than were presently on board (the aforementioned small town). So, what happened to the other people that possibly made it on board? Well, [[WildMassGuessing any answer and conclusion that we come to]] could easily pass as rather disturbing.
** You're forgetting something though, there were other ships. The one the movie takes place on was the flagship, or the main one leading the others. Of course, it does beg the question of whatever happened to the other ship. Did the signal to go back to earth reach them? Did they die out and AUTO never told anyone? Did AUTO possibly disable the other ships as a big "screw you" before his deactivation?

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* One might expect at the beginning that all humanity was evacuated onto the spacecraft. But near the end, the entire populace aboard the ship is visible; the population of a small town. Now one might ask: Did they really abandon more than 99% of the earth's Earth's population on the earth planet (which, at that point of time would have been much bigger than 7.000.000.000). And, if yes, where are the remains? There must be remains (well, at least skeletons) or at least survivors on earth.Earth. If there are any of both, they are never shown. Then again, one might think that the ship once held all of earth's population on board (and that it naturally decreased over the dozens of dozens of generations in those 700 years), but in the aforementioned final shot, it is apparent, that it never could have held any more people than were presently on board (the aforementioned small town). So, what happened to the other people that possibly made it on board? Well, [[WildMassGuessing any answer and conclusion that we come to]] could easily pass as rather disturbing.
** You're forgetting something though, there were other ships. The one the movie takes place on was the flagship, or the main one leading the others. Of course, it does beg the question of whatever happened to the other ship. ships. Did the signal to go back to earth Earth reach them? Did they die out and AUTO never told anyone? Did AUTO possibly disable the other ships as a big "screw you" before his deactivation?



*** You also have to consider that any people left behind would have disintegrated by the time of the movie. We know it's been at least 700 years, and the planet was so toxic that you required a gas mask/oxygen tank. And they couldn't support plant life. So, we know the air and ground were toxic, and we can surmise that the water was as well. No living thing could survive for long without radical adaptation or suffering horrific respiratory issues. Also, if the world was that toxic, it was probably capable of breaking down flesh and bone faster than normal.
** The [[spoiler: Directive A113]] recording implies that there were people left behind, such as ADO Shelby Forthright and some [=BnL=] personnel, presumably to oversee the clean-up work while everyone else was off in space. On the other hand, Forthright's ragged appearance and the sirens blaring in the video suggest that what's left of civilization was falling apart from all the toxicity. One has to wonder way became of all of them...

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*** You also have to consider that any people left behind would have disintegrated by the time of the movie. We know it's been at least 700 years, and the planet was so toxic that you required a gas mask/oxygen tank. And they the soil couldn't support plant life.life for that entire time. So, we know the air and ground were toxic, and we can surmise that the water was as well. No living thing could survive for long without radical adaptation or suffering horrific respiratory issues. Also, if the world was that toxic, it was probably capable of breaking down flesh and bone faster than normal.
** The [[spoiler: Directive A113]] recording implies that there were people left behind, such as ADO Shelby Forthright and some [=BnL=] personnel, presumably to oversee the clean-up work while everyone else was off in space. On the other hand, Forthright's ragged appearance and the sirens blaring in the video suggest that what's left of civilization was falling apart from all the toxicity. One has to wonder way what became of all of them...


* I was really irritated by the portrayal of future humans in ''WALL•E'' as morbidly obese, lazy to the point of helplessness, and entirely self-absorbed... until I realized that the point was not to be a slam against [[AcceptableTargets fat people]], but to liken the humans to infants. It really clicked for me when it occurred to me that they all wear one-piece jumpsuits (rather like layettes) and consume only liquids. And then I realized that even their obesity has kind of a cuddly appeal, like the chubbiness of well-fed babies. It's not that they're all gluttonous, disgusting slobs, it's that too much luxury and not enough challenge has robbed them of their independence. (And then I wondered how I ever could have made the first assumption, when it is a ''Creator/{{Pixar}}'' film--no one who works for John Lasseter would ever mistake fatness for an indication of laziness!) --{{Karalora}}

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* I was really irritated by the portrayal of future humans in ''WALL•E'' as morbidly obese, lazy to the point of helplessness, and entirely self-absorbed... until I realized that the point was not to be a slam against [[AcceptableTargets fat people]], but to liken the humans to infants. It really clicked for me when it occurred to me that they all wear one-piece jumpsuits (rather like layettes) and consume only liquids. And then I realized that even their obesity has kind of a cuddly appeal, like the chubbiness of well-fed babies. It's not that they're all gluttonous, disgusting slobs, it's that too much luxury and not enough challenge has robbed them of their independence. (And then I wondered how I ever could have made the first assumption, when it is a ''Creator/{{Pixar}}'' film--no one who works for John Lasseter would ever mistake fatness for an indication of laziness!) --{{Karalora}}laziness!)



* The film depicts WALL-E as the last functioning cleaner-robot on earth, without any explicit reason for his survival compared to all other WALL-E's. But, during the first moments of the movie we see WALL-E come across a non-functioning WALL-E, with the next scene showing us that he stole the dead WALL-E's tires. WALL-E survived when everyone else broke down because he recycled.

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* Near the end of the movie, while the Captain [[spoiler: fights AUTO for control of the ship,]] it starts tilting. The gravity also tilting. But if they're in space, a 0G environment, with artificial gravity, wouldn't it be the same no matter the ship's orientation?
** Considering the tilt made it so the holo-detector knocked the plant out of WALL-E's hands and the gravity change made it so it was subsequently lost among the falling humans, he could have done them separately.
** It could be FridgeBrilliance if you assume that, in spite of artificial gravity, the Axiom does not have proper InertialDampening. If the ship is going forward and you throw it into a hard turn, everything inside the ship will be tossed sideways by acceleration - unless you tilt and adjust gravity so that the net force on the people inside is still "down". (Racing superspeedways have tilted turns for a similar reason.) Of course it still doesn't make sense that it happens when the ship is parked in place, but it could be explained by AUTO [[AIIsACrapshoot being AUTO]] and making the ship do his bidding.
* The two times EVE "kisses" WALL•E, he gets an electric zap. When she touches a light-bulb, it lights up. The robot lifeguard is not waterproofed. Has everyone forgotten about electrical insulation?
** Eve seemed to have to make a choice to light the light bulb (she only did lit it when she held her hand in a particular way), which appears to be the same with her kissing Wall-E (they bumped heads at the very end, but no spark). The lifeguard on the other hand... that's a bit of an oversight.
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* The film depicts WALL-E as the last functioning cleaner-robot on earth, without any explicit reason for his survival compared to all other WALL-E's. But, during the first moments of the movie we see WALL-E come across a non-functioning WALL-E, with the next scene showing us that he stole the dead WALL-E's tires. WALL-E survived when everyone else broke down because he recycled.

[[AC: FridgeLogic]]

* Near the end of the movie, while the Captain [[spoiler: fights AUTO for control of the ship,]] it starts tilting. The gravity also tilting. But if they're in space, a 0G environment, with artificial gravity, wouldn't it be the same no matter the ship's orientation?
** Considering the tilt made it so the holo-detector knocked the plant out of WALL-E's hands and the gravity change made it so it was subsequently lost among the falling humans, he could have done them separately.
** It could be FridgeBrilliance if you assume that, in spite of artificial gravity, the Axiom does not have proper InertialDampening. If the ship is going forward and you throw it into a hard turn, everything inside the ship will be tossed sideways by acceleration - unless you tilt and adjust gravity so that the net force on the people inside is still "down". (Racing superspeedways have tilted turns for a similar reason.) Of course it still doesn't make sense that it happens when the ship is parked in place, but it could be explained by AUTO [[AIIsACrapshoot being AUTO]] and making the ship do his bidding.
* The two times EVE "kisses" WALL•E, he gets an electric zap. When she touches a light-bulb, it lights up. The robot lifeguard is not waterproofed. Has everyone forgotten about electrical insulation?
** Eve seemed to have to make a choice to light the light bulb (she only did lit it when she held her hand in a particular way), which appears to be the same with her kissing Wall-E (they bumped heads at the very end, but no spark). The lifeguard on the other hand... that's a bit of an oversight.
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recycled.


* Why would the WALL•As stop what they're doing and give EVE a lit space to fix WALL•E in? Because he's [[OneOfUs probably their predecessor]]

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* Why would the WALL•As stop what they're doing and give EVE a lit space to fix WALL•E in? Because he's [[OneOfUs [[JustForFun/OneOfUs probably their predecessor]]


*** Frankenwoobie!


*** WordOfGod in the movie script confirms this, noting it as sounding like a bad edit.



* When we first see future-earth, the only things living on earth are A. a cockroach and B. the sapling of a plant. Unless there are more species somewhere, the earth suffered a mass extinction because of the human's pollution. That's right; this movie pretty much contains genocide.
** Only if it was intentional and I don't think anyone planned to make Earth unlivable.
** Averted in the credits where we see more species, but that leads another question. How did they get there? Did they evolve from the cockroach?
*** Maybe there was a zoo on the Axiom, or another ship, keeping animal species alive until the time to return to a cleaned-up Earth to repopulate its ecosystems; it could have doubled as a live animal exhibit to entertain the passengers.



* One of the defective robots appears to be incredibly violent and erratic, being able to destroy every single robot-guard by his own, but if you realize, that kind of robot is supposed to be a massagist robot... so, probably someone was beaten really hard by this robot before they send it to repair
* A closing shot suggests that plants are actually ''common'' on Earth by this point, and Wall-E just didn't realize it because he never left the barren trash-deserts that he was trying to clean. Which rather implies that this movie's EVE is merely the latest such probe to find a plant, bring it back to the ''Axiom'', have her precious cargo unceremoniously jettisoned into space, and get sent to the repair bay for mind-wiping for succeeding in her task. There have been nearly ''seven hundred'' [=EVE=]s that met such a fate before her, and this one would've too, had she not ''also'' stumbled upon the only working cleaner-robot on the planet.

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* One of the defective robots appears to be incredibly violent and erratic, being able to destroy every single robot-guard by his own, but if you realize, that kind of robot is supposed to be a massagist massage robot... so, probably someone was beaten really hard by this robot before they send it to repair
* A closing shot suggests that plants are actually ''common'' on Earth by this point, and Wall-E just didn't realize it because he never left the barren trash-deserts that he was trying to clean. Which rather implies that this movie's EVE is merely the latest such probe to find a plant, bring it back to the ''Axiom'', have her precious cargo unceremoniously jettisoned into space, and get sent to the repair bay for mind-wiping for succeeding in her task. There have been nearly ''seven hundred'' [=EVE=]s that met such a fate before her, and this one would've too, had she not ''also'' stumbled upon the only working cleaner-robot on the planet.
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* WALL•E's boot-up sound is an Apple Macintosh sound. Of course, RuleOfFunny and a cute reference to Pixar's parent company. But specifically it's the boot-up sound of a Performa desktop computer. The Performa was Apple's workhorse computer of the 1990s: a simple and durable machine produced in large quantities, nothing fancy or super-powerful, but capable and reliable. This sums up WALL•E as well.

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** The monster world in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' likely had a massive energy crisis as the human population dwindled. If they didn't find a new energy source that isn't human dependant, things may have went full apocalypse.


* Why would the WALL•As stop what they're doing and give EVE a lit space to fix WALL•E in? Because he's [[OneOfUs probably their predecessor]].

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* Why would the WALL•As stop what they're doing and give EVE a lit space to fix WALL•E in? Because he's [[OneOfUs probably their predecessor]].
predecessor]]
*At the begining of Wall.E, the song playing has they lyrics "And we won't come home until we kissed a girl!" And what's one of the things that helps bring Wall.E back to his senses? A kiss from Eve.


* The film depicts WALL-E as the last functioning cleaner-robot on earth, without any explicit reason for his survival compared to all other WALL-E's. But, during the first moments of the movie we see WALL-E come across a non-functioning WALL-E, with the next scene showing us that he stole the dead WAlL-E's tires. WALL-E survived when everyone else broke down because he recycled.

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* The film depicts WALL-E as the last functioning cleaner-robot on earth, without any explicit reason for his survival compared to all other WALL-E's. But, during the first moments of the movie we see WALL-E come across a non-functioning WALL-E, with the next scene showing us that he stole the dead WAlL-E's WALL-E's tires. WALL-E survived when everyone else broke down because he recycled.

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** In the "Operation Recolonize" message [=McCrea=] gets when EVE comes back positive, if you listen closely when Shelby says "And the Axiom will immediately navigate your return to Earth!", it sounds a lot like "Axiom" was inserted there later. This implies that there were other ships and the one base message was edited accordingly, otherwise "Axiom" wouldn't have such a different tone and inflection compared to the rest of the sentence.

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*** If that was the case at least Buzz would be alright since he's a spaceman.


* I was really irritated by the portrayal of future humans in ''WALL•E'' as morbidly obese, lazy to the point of helplessness, and entirely self-absorbed... until I realized that the point was not to be a slam against [[AcceptableTargets fat people]], but to liken the humans to infants. It really clicked for me when it occurred to me that they all wear one-piece jumpsuits (rather like layettes) and consume only liquids. And then I realized that even their obesity has kind of a cuddly appeal, like the chubbiness of well-fed babies. It's not that they're all gluttonous, disgusting slobs, it's that too much luxury and not enough challenge has robbed them of their independence. (And then I wondered how I ever could have made the first assumption, when it is a ''{{Pixar}}'' film--no one who works for John Lasseter would ever mistake fatness for an indication of laziness!) --{{Karalora}}

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* I was really irritated by the portrayal of future humans in ''WALL•E'' as morbidly obese, lazy to the point of helplessness, and entirely self-absorbed... until I realized that the point was not to be a slam against [[AcceptableTargets fat people]], but to liken the humans to infants. It really clicked for me when it occurred to me that they all wear one-piece jumpsuits (rather like layettes) and consume only liquids. And then I realized that even their obesity has kind of a cuddly appeal, like the chubbiness of well-fed babies. It's not that they're all gluttonous, disgusting slobs, it's that too much luxury and not enough challenge has robbed them of their independence. (And then I wondered how I ever could have made the first assumption, when it is a ''{{Pixar}}'' ''Creator/{{Pixar}}'' film--no one who works for John Lasseter would ever mistake fatness for an indication of laziness!) --{{Karalora}}



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* Why would the WALL•As stop what they're doing and give EVE a lit space to fix WALL•E in? Because he's [[OneOfUs probably their predecessor]].

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