WALL-E. Dir. Andrew Stanton. By Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, and Jeff Garlin. Prod. Jim Morris. Perf. Ben Burtt and Elissa Knight. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, 2008. DVD.
WALL-E takes place in 2805. As Earth becomes covered in trash as a result of years of mass wastes from a huge corporation called Buy-n-Large, it becomes abandoned by all humanity in 2105. The only thing left besides the junk are an army of garbage compactor robots called WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth Class) that are only supposed to have a five year life span. The film follows the life of one WALL-E unit that has managed to stay alive and outlive his operational life span by salvaging parts from other broke down robots.
One day, a reconnaissance robot named EVE is sent to Earth to look for life and WALL-E falls in love with her. She eventually gets picked up by a huge ship and WALL-E hitches a ride to rescue EVE. The ship eventually brings them to a big space cruiser which is carrying all of the humans who previously evacuated Earth many years earlier. After WALL-E figures out that the ship’s auto pilot operator is corrupt by trying to prevent the people of Earth from returning, WALL-E, EVE, the captain, and an army of broken robots form a revolt.
WALL-E is a film that relates with cyber-cultures because it deals with the possible benefits and consequences that can come with the advancement of technology and artificial intelligence. It also deals with the issue of human emotions to robots and robotic parts to humans similar to cyborgs.