Wall-E (2008)

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Corrected entry: When Wall-E sees the one red light, he chases it as it seems to have a mind of its own. Later we find out that this red light belonged to a group of red lights from a space ship, so how did this red light escape on its own?


Correction: The red light (along with the others) is a tracking device meant to guide the ship to the landing point. All of the lights likely start out as seemingly random, then gradually track to the correct location, getting less random as they go.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: The plant found by Wall-E in the safe is green. Plants, however, won't generate any green chlorophyll if there hasn't been any light since it started to grow.

Correction: There was light. It wasn't pitch black.

Joshua Skains

Corrected entry: After Eve pops the bubble-wrap, she drops it to the floor, yet when the camera pulls back for Wall-E to dance, the wrap is gone. (00:25:05)

James King III

Correction: Once Eve drops the bubble wrap, the bubble wrap doesn't fall directly at her feet - it can be seen beside the shelf. When Eve dropped it it probably drifted to the side because of how light it was. The bubble wrap can also be seen in another shot during that scene, where Wall-E moves to the far end of the vehicle and the screen shows a full shot of Eve along with the most of the vehicle's inside. In the shot if you look closely, the bubble wrap is lying beside the shelf.

Corrected entry: The design of the Axiom doesn't make any sense. In order for it to have artificial gravity The Axiom must rotate (like when you swing a bucket of water over your head and the water doesn't fall), but the Axiom doesn't rotate yet it has artificial gravity.


Correction: It is a convention of science fiction films that gravity can be generated from the deck plating inside the ship; a future technology that does not rely on centrifugal force to generate artificial gravity.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: At the end of the film when EVE is repairing Wall-e she takes out his old burned board and replaces it with a new one. Later when they hold hands she comes close and electrocutes him and his memory is back. How is that possible when his central processor (board) is burned and gone? The song that EVE tries to play on him is gone, but not his memory. It doesn't make any sense.


Correction: Whatever anomaly that gave WALL-E his personality, even though he's not meant to be either virtually or artificially intelligent, allowed him to retain his memories.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Wall-e shows the plant to EVE, in space, it should have disintegrated because it contains fluids which evaporate in space (even in such a small period of time).


Correction: "Contained" being the operative word here. The cellular walls of the plant prevented the fluids from evaporating, just like the cellular walls of a human being's dermal layer of skin keep the fluid in his or her cells from evaporating in space.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: The actual Kuiper Belt (where the Axiom is located) is just outside Saturn's orbit. However on WALL-E's space voyage, he passes another sun and another galaxy. That's not right.

Brooks Jr.

Correction: This mistake is riddle with errors. First, the Kuiper belt is located out past Neptune, not just outside Saturn's Orbit. Second, the Axiom is shown next to a purple Nebula, which isn't the Kuiper belt. There isn't any reference in the film to say that the Axiom is located at the Kuiper belt either.Fourth, Considering the sequence of the voyage, it is our own sun the rocket passes, most likely using the slingshot technique to give it more speed. The Galaxy shown is also our milky way.

Orion Hardy

Corrected entry: EVE's design was always said to be based on iPods. Along with Wall-E using Mac boot sounds, WALL-E also uses an iPod to watch videos on his tapes using some sort of A/V input. The iPod he uses most resembles a second generation iPod which was made all the way back in mid-2002. It is not possible for a 798 year old iPod to have survived that long. Also, the iPod 2nd generation never had a color screen, but it's probable that WALL-E replaced it with a color one.


Correction: An assumption at best; there is no way to know how long an iPod will last or what condition this iPod was in when Wall-E located it. For all we know he may have found it in an airtight container or time capsule, perfectly preserved.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: All satellites orbiting the earth experience a phenomenon known as "orbital decay" - the process of prolonged reduction in the height of a satellite's orbit. Larger satellites, like those shown in the movie, are especially susceptible to this as they collide with molecules in the outer atmosphere. The satellites depicted in the movie could not possibly have lasted over 700 years in orbit; the Skylab space station, for example, was only able to stay in orbit for six years before it crashed to earth.

BocaDavie Premium member

Correction: Human technology presented here was able to create, among other things, a huge spaceship filled with a great number of humans over several centuries, with artificial gravity and a whole host of intelligent robots. Building satellites that are able to stay in orbit for a few centuries should be rather easy for them.

Corrected entry: About 20 minutes into the movie, between the scenes in the tire lot and the mega-store (where Wall-E gets clobbered by the shopping carts), when Wall-E is following Eve, he rolls through what looks like dead leaves. But there supposedly hadn't been any vegetation for hundreds of years.


Correction: That is not correct - within a very short time, less than five years of the launch of Excelsior, the directive was changed and any plant brought back to the ship was destroyed. There may well have been some vegetation on Earth all along, it was just destroyed by the ships' computer every time a probe has found a sample.

Corrected entry: When the captain of the Axiom activates the holo-detector, everyone on board gets some sort of helmet. When the ship tips to the side, the helmets disappear back into the hoverchairs. Once the plant is put into the holo-detector, the Axiom goes back to Earth. If nothing happened to the passengers, except for falling down, what was the use of the helmets on the way back to Earth?

Brooks Jr.

Correction: This is a question, not a mistake, please learn the difference. The helmets were presumably some sort of protective measure built into the chairs to defend against some sort of problem with the flight. As the flight back to Earth went smoothly, the lack of helmets became a moot point, particularly as none of the Axiom residents were in their chairs anyway, but that doesn't mean that their presence is any sort of mistake.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When EVE blows up the ship, WALL-E comes up. We see him kind of slowly slide over towards EVE, however WALL-E's treads are not built to move like that. How did he move?

Brooks Jr.

Correction: WALL-E is repeatedly shown to move his treads laterally - for one thing, they have to have that capability in order to be retracted and stored within his torso. It is clear that his propulsion system is far more complex than just a simple track mechanism, allowing him a great deal of freedom of movement.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: How do the Axiom and the robots run? Surely not solar power since they are in the Kuiper Belt with almost no sunlight. Not wind power. Nuclear power would require lots of water and getting rid of radioactive waste, with the possibility of a meltdown. How do they run?

Brooks Jr.

Correction: Just because something isn't directly explained in the film, it doesn't make it a mistake, merely an unanswered question; try to learn the difference and submit in that section next time. There are all sorts of possibilities - controlled fusion reactions, Star Trek-style matter/anti-matter annihilation. We're talking technology a hundred years more advanced than our own, who knows what they might have come up with.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: How are the people of the Axiom able to breathe without any plants to take in any of the carbon dioxide given out by humans, and breathe out oxygen? Recycling air would be impossible.

Brooks Jr.

Correction: Why would recycling air be impossible? Submarines, space shuttles, the international space station, etc. all recycle air *today*. the film takes place in a far future.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film when we see Wall-E go home, we see a holographic commercial advertising the Axiom. We see people of all ages in the commercial, kids, seniors, and adults, but when Wall-E actually arrives on the Axiom, we only see adults and babies. Where are kids and seniors?

Brooks Jr.

Correction: Two reasons. First, the commercial is just that, a commercial. They can put whatever they want in it. Secondly, just because we don't explicitly see seniors and children, doesn't mean that they are not there. They are not critical to the story.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Corrected entry: In the life pod scene, GO-4 puts the plant in the middle of the pod. Just before this Wall-E and Eve peer around to see it doing so. If you look very quickly at Eve's back when the camera pans around, you can see two different textures flick on and off. This must be an animation error.

Correction: Actually, no it mustn't. A viewing screen was reflected in her back, and when the screen changed images, it appeared to flick a texture on and off on EVE's back.

Corrected entry: As Wall-E returns home for the first time he runs over a newspaper with the headline "Too Much Trash - Earth Covered". The newspaper would not have survived 800 years, or the violent storms that Wall-E has to seek refuge from.

Correction: This assumes that the newspaper is made of paper. The human race abandons the planet sometime in our distant future when Earth is deemed unable to support life, especially plant life. With no trees left it is logical to assume that the newspapers and all the money lying on the ground are made of a material much more resilient than paper.

BocaDavie Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene where MO is cleaning the foreign contaminants off Wall-E, he frequently leaves the glowing white area of the floor to do it. Later, when Wall-E chases after EVE across the maintenance floor, Wall-E leaves dirt tracks and MO realizes he can jump off his light path to clean them. The inconsistency is that he must have to stay contained to the path (you see him think about it), which he would have realized earlier - i.e. leaving the white path to clean Wall-E.

Correction: Like other robots in the film, MO is choosing to go against his programming, not some physical restriction. He's programmed to follow the light path to specific areas, then once there clean whatever needs to be cleaned. When he jumps off the light path, he's choosing to follow Wall-E out of his designated area.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Wall-E is playing Pong, he gets 2000 points. The real video game freezes once you get 21 points.

Correction: Wall-E is a considerably sophisticated robot, that has seemingly evolved past mere artificial intelligence to actual sentient self-awareness. Like many of his hodge-podged possessions, he has reprogrammed the game to make a session last longer.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: The Zippo lighters that Wall-E has (and EVE lights) would not work without being refilled often. Zippo fluid will evaporate over a short period of time.

Correction: All the lighters shown carry the Buy N Large logo on them, suggesting strongly that these were made some considerable time from the present day. It cannot be said what design changes may have been made in the interim that could allow them to continue to function indefinitely.

Tailkinker Premium member

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As a trash compactor Wall-E does not function logically. When he fills his chest compartment with garbage and runs his internal compactor, the cube that exits his body is the same volume as the trash he puts in, despite that trash having been compacted. He does not add extra trash to fill the empty space after running the compactor - there are three scenes that show him filling up only once with loose garbage and then ejecting a densely compacted cube.



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