Wall-E Tells Eve He Loves Her Without Using Those Three Words

I saw Wall-E this weekend, and one of the more remarkable aspects of the movie is that throughout whole chunks of it, only two works are spoken: “Wall-E” and “Eve”, the names of the two main robots. Even though they are said perhaps a hundred times throughout the 97-minute movie, characters intonate the two names to convey different emotions. For example, when Eve thinks she has lost Wall-E, she says, “Wall-eeeeee,” and when Wall-E says “Eve-uh,” it almost sounds like he’s whining the way a dog does when it wants a treat. It’s amazing how humans (and robots, apparently) can say things without actually speaking the words.

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