Life Lessons from Movies

WALL-E

In Fantasy, Movies on November 5, 2013 at 1:25 PM

WALL-E (2008) is an animated fantasy co-written and directed by Andrew Stanton about a trash compactor robot, WALL-E (Ben Burtt), who falls in love with a highly advanced reconnoissance robot, EVE (Elissa Knight), and follows her onto the Axiom, a spaceship commanded by Captain B. McCrea (Jeff Garlin) that houses refugees sent to live in space by the BNL CEO (Fred Willard).

Life Lesson:

Start living your life: do, engage, take charge.

Movie Scene:

Captain: “Auto, things have changed! We’ve got to go back!”

Axiom’s Autopilot: “Sir, orders are “do not return to Earth. ”

Captain: “But life is sustainable now. Look at this plant. Green and growing. It’s living proof he was wrong.”

Axiom’s Autopilot: “Irrelevant, Captain.”

Captain: “What? It’s completely relevant! Out there is our home. Home, Auto. And it’s in trouble. I can’t just sit here and-and do nothing. That’s all I’ve ever done. That’s all anyone on this blasted ship has ever done. Nothing!”

Axiom’s Autopilot: “On the Axiom, you will survive.”

Captain: “I don’t want to survive. I want to live.”

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  1. From the article on cinemablend.com:

    Andrew Stanton: “I’m not one of those people that comes up with a theme and then writes to it. I go with natural things and somewhere halfway I realize what the theme is. I realized that what I was pushing with these two programmed robots was their desire to figure out what the point of living was. It took these really irrational acts of love to discover them against how they were built. And that was my theme: irrational love defeats life’s programming. That’s a perfect metaphor for real life. We all fall into our habits, our routines, our ruts. They’re used quite often, consciously or unconsciously, to avoid living, to avoid doing…”

  2. “To Live is to Do” or “To Do is to Live”

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