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How Important Is WALL-E?

One NY Times columnist, in his opinion piece “WALL-E For President“, believes the film should be required viewing for all, especially for Presidential Candidates:

Mr. McCain should be required to see “Wall-E” to learn just how far adrift he is from an America whose economic fears cannot be remedied by his flip-flop embrace of the Bush tax cuts (for the wealthy) and his sham gas-tax holiday (for everyone else). Mr. Obama should see it to be reminded of just how bold his vision of change had been before he settled into a front-runner’s complacency. Americans should see it to appreciate just how much things are out of joint on an Independence Day when a cartoon robot evokes America’s patriotic ideals with more conviction than either of the men who would be president.

Ouch. But if the shoe fits.

Btw, WALL-E rolled into second place at the box office this weekend with an additional $33.5 million. That brings his domestic box office total to $128 million and well on the path to a $200 million domestic total and $400 million overseas, which is just above average for a Pixar flick these days.

Way to go WALL-E!

(via CartoonBrew)

2 thoughts on “How Important Is WALL-E?”

  1. Finally saw the movie on Saturday. It’s one of my favorite Pixar movies, up there with Nemo and Ratatouille. But I found it ironic that as the credits were rolling and we were getting up to leave, the people next to us had left all their trash on the floor. Somebody wasn’t paying attention.

  2. Wall-E has been stirring up a good amount of trouble and criticism, and I think that’s just great for them. The message will be more widespread, people will have to think and talk about it. It will be good for us.

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