A movie critic I follow closely recently posted his thoughts on the religious and environmentalist messages in WALL-E. He brought up some interesting points that we all could do well to consider. How does hearing/reading about the strong religious faith of Andrew Stanton affect your opinion of the film? Does that opinion change even though Stanton states that while his faith affects his baseline filmmaking, it played no intentional role in his development of this movie? How about the environmentalist message? Does this make you feel preached to/like it is part of your choir, or does it exist in the background? Again, how do Stanton's claims that any message was incidental to developing a strong plot affect your feelings? I went into the movie aware of both "messges," and while I noticed the environmental more than the religious (I thought her name was actually Eva until they were back on the ship). Yet, neither seems to be part of the storyline. I noticed the messages of stopping to see what is around us, that love is not effortless, and that it is never too late to fix a problem more than anything else. Oh, and that we have too many satellites. NB: I am surprised I could't find a thread on this, and wanted this thread to discuss the "messages" of the movie rather than the quality of the movie itself (which, I believe is such that it should join B&tB on the nominee list, maybe crack a winner based on the reast of the year).