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.

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.


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.


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.


Corrected entry: The plant WALL-E found was in a dark fridge. It shouldn't be alive without water or light.

Correction: Seeds can sprout into small plants with leaves in total darkness as long as there's water. They can't grow into large plants, but they can sprout- and that's all the plant is at that point.

James King III

But for a plant to be green, it needs to use photosynthesis, which can't happen without the sun.

Corrected entry: Auto sees the plant, and orders "A113" (the order to destroy the plant to prevent the ship from going back to the Earth) is flashed on his visor. Then why does Auto present the plant to the Captain, instead of destroying it right now without the Captain learning about it?

Correction: Auto never shows the Captain the plant. He has the helper bot (GO-4) take it from EVE before she can present it, and gets her sent to the repair ward. If he had tried to cover up the fact that EVE returned positive at all, he could have been found out; the ship was made to make a big deal of this and no doubt several logs were made as soon as she returned aboard. (Plus, EVE would know) Auto DID try to destroy the plant, using GO-4 and the escape pod.

James King III

Corrected entry: The Law of Conservation of Matter appears not to apply to the Axiom. Large amounts of waste are dumped from the Axiom by the WALL-A robots, but matter cannot be created from nothing. Considering this was originally to be a 5-year cruise, all the supplies would have been consumed long before WALL-E returns 700 years later.

Correction: This overlooks the possibility that the Axiom (particularly its robots) doesn't harvest asteroids or planets automatically to provide raw materials. Order A113 proves that the Earth government knew that Earth might be unsaveable, so the Axiom must have been built knowing that it might never return.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: Wall-E is clinging to the starship and it flies near a star, which allows Wall-E to get a very good charge from it. Sadly, at that distance Wall-E would have melted down and its entire electronics would be fried due to solar radiation. Even being a robot, he was made to work on Earth, not outside it.

Correction: The fact that he doesn't melt down and receives a charge seems to dispute that. There are no specifications shown as to how toughly built Wall-E is.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, Wall.E compacts the whisk from earlier in the movie into a cube. But, EVE broke the whisk and, yet, the whisk is completely intact later on.


Correction: There is no way to know this was the SAME whisk as he had a LOT of repeats. He had an entire box of forks and another of spoons. We know this because of the funny scene with a spork.

Joshua Skains

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.


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.


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

It was sealed inside a minifridge, therefore, no light can get in.

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.


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.


Not to mention all the other electronic devices Wall-E was using that existed before the iPod are still operating.

Also where are you getting 798 years from, if the second generation ipod was made in 2002. In the short BURN-E (which takes place at the same time as the events of the movie) shows that the current year is 2805, so the axiom set off in 2105. You may have confused this with the message from the president of BnL in 2110, which was supposed to be the end of the 5 year mission. I understand this is barely relevant but I am just very nit-picky.

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.


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 The Axiom, 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: 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: 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.


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.

Factual error: 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. (00:02:30)


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Suggested correction: You haven't noticed the exact shape of his body. The back sticks out a tad. Garbage fills the space and the back pushes in to compress it.

You've missed the point of the mistake here. The cube that is ejected is the same size as the compartment. Wall-E puts loose fitting items into the compactor with gaps between items but once it's been crushed and compacted it's exactly the same size as before. It should be smaller.


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