Wall-E

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?

bobthedancingdonut

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.

dux

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.

dux

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).

dux

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.

SupraSmok3r

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.

auntydale

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

Corrected entry: When Wall-E first finds the plant, he delicately places the plant with some dirt inside of the shoe. Later on in the film, when Wall-E is in free floating in space, he takes out the shoe to demonstrate to EVE that he has the plant. The dirt so delicately placed in the shoe would surely float freely in zero gravity.

Correction: The dirt would have since become fairly well packed. Even so, it would require some sort of inertial force to "rise" out of the shoe. Wall-E was being careful.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: When Wall-E is sitting with Eve on top of his truck, in one scene he sits on the edge and plays with his treads. Listen to the pitches of the sounds he makes; he's using his treads to "play" the tune for "Put On Your Sunday Clothes".

Correction: Thats an observation. The sites rules that trivia must be more than just an observation.

Lummie Premium member

Corrected entry: During one of the space scenes, Wall-E and Eve talk to each other. In space, there is no air. It is nothingness. Sound travels in vibrations through the air, therefore there cannot be sound in space.

Correction: They were built in the future. It is feasible that they communicate wirelessly but also vocalise transmissions.

papajim

Corrected entry: When Wall-E gets struck by lightning while holding an umbrella over EVE, watch his solar charge meter fill all the way up after the first strike.

Correction: The sites rules state that simple observations made by just watching the film are not 'trivia'.

Lummie Premium member

Corrected entry: When Wall-E is putting the spork on the shelves, you can see he has Rex, the green dinosaur from Toy Story, all covered in dust.

Correction: Having looked at the relevant shots closely, as I thought this sounded rather fun, I can't see him. Please provide additional information regarding his location in the scene.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When the captain of the Axiom is first introduced, the camera pans across a series of previous captains, each increasing in their lack of fitness and therefore presumably representing a progression of all the captains since the Axiom first left Earth. Because only six captains are shown, service as captain would need to exceed 115 years each in order to span the voyage of the Axiom. Assuming one must be at least 20 before assuming command and one becomes no longer capable in the later 5 years of life, humans in this future would be living over 140 years. Physically fit persons might be able to do this, but it would be highly unlikely for such widespread lack of fitness to lend to such long life spans.

Correction: The pictures in the captain's quarters include their dates of service, so it can be worked out that the first five captains served for an average of 133 years, suggesting a lifespan of at least 160 years. Given that these dates are given in the film, it can be clearly stated that humans in this reality do live for that length of time, therefore this mistake is purely based on your opinion that they shouldn't, which is not an acceptable basis for an error. Bear in mind that the Axiom doesn't take off until the early 22nd century - more than enough time for considerable medical advances to have been made, potentially extending the human lifespan to an unknown degree. While the humans on-board lack physical fitness, they are extremely well looked after, with their every need taken care of - it's inconceivable that the ship doesn't contain advanced medical equipment to keep the passengers going as long as possible.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When the Captain is doing the morning announcements, he states how it's the 255,642 day on the Axium making it the 700th anniversary. This can't be true since in 700 years (including leap years) there would be 255,675 days. And if they weren't including leap years (given that on a spaceship allowing for the earth's rotation wouldn't be necessary) there would be 255,500 days.

Correction: This is assuming that they're still using the Gregorian calendar for measuring the number of days in a year (and even then, your figures are incorrect because 1 in every 200 years, the leap year is *not* observed). In the far future depicted in the film, it's possible that humanity has developed a newer calendar.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: The Zippo(C) lighter fluid would have evaporated and would not have ignited when attempting to light it.

Correction: Since this movie takes place in the future and we have no idea what the fluid in the lighter is, this isn't a mistake.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

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

Corrected entry: In the ship's waste room, there are countless massive piles of metal rubbish. Where is all that metal waste from? The sheer amount of it can't only be bits from broken robots/systems; since the waste is being compacted and released one big pile at a time, even 700 years worth of broken robot bits wouldn't amount to that mass with regular expulsion.

Correction: We only ever see the "passenger" area of the cruise ship. There could be massive mechanical systems (life support, the reactor, etc) that is hidden from public view but still needs replacement parts and still produces scrap.

James King III

Corrected entry: When in the repair ward, a robot puts a load of make-up on Wall-E's face and then when he is in his 'cell', a Hoover-looking robot sneezes on him and the white powder is blasted all over his face. In the very next shot of Wall-E, the make-up is all gone.

Correction: There are several camera cuts between the application and removal of the make-up: first person shots, seeing other bots, etc: Each time we see Wall-E he has less and less makeup on and VA-QM has had enough time to clean him off.

James King III

Corrected entry: EVE stands for "Extra Terrestrial Vegetation Evaluator" but she is evaluating terrestrial vegetation. Unless she was designed before the Axiom left Earth, it would make more sense for her to be named TVE. However, she has a very sophisticated design, so it is unlikely she was designed that long ago. Her name doesn't make sense in accordance with her design, but it is much more pronounceable.

Correction: Many organizations arrange their names or names of their products to make easily pronouncable acronyms, hence EVE and not ETVE or TVE. Also, as you mention, she was probably designed not too long ago. With the human population living on the Axion for 800 years the spaceship has now become their home world; everything outside the ship would be considered extra terrestrial.

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Corrected entry: During the final fight between the Captain and Auto, the ship gets tilted and all the occupants slide to one side. Assuming that the inside of the ship has some sort of artificial gravity (given that, when outside, Wall-E and Eve experiment weightlessness), the pull would always be perpendicular to the ship floor, independent of the tilt of the ship relative to an external observer. There is no "up" in space.

Correction: This has previously been submitted and corrected, but apparently the original submitter removed the entry. It was decided that Auto had total control over all the ships navigational functions, including the artificial gravity. Auto must have adjusted the pull of the artificial gravity to keep everyone away from the device that would initiate the ship's return to Earth.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: The scooter that Skinner used in Ratatouille can be found in the trash pile early in the movie.

logan crews

Correction: The entire opening third of the movie is set around piles of trash. If you're going to point out things of this nature, please take the time to make it clear exactly where this can be seen. "Early in the movie" is not remotely sufficient.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: At several points, Wall-E and Eve are speaking and making noises outside the Axiom. In reality, we shouldn't be able to hear anything.

Correction: This is a common moviemaking technique. We all know that there is no sound in space, yet we need to know what the characters are (trying) to communicate.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Corrected entry: WALL-E doesn't start recording "It Only Takes A Moment" until partway through the song. When he plays it back, however, it starts at the beginning, which is impossible since that part didn't get recorded in the first place.

Correction: He's been watching the movie for decades, and he watches it several times during the film, so it's not unreasonable to assume he recorded the full scene at a later time.

Corrected entry: In the end, when it is panning out to the credits, the shorter building in the middle reads "Buy O Large" instead of "Buy N Large" or BNL, as it says during the rest of the movie.

Correction: It's a circle with an N in it- a dark N, which probably means the red one fell off some time in the last 700 years.

James King III

Corrected entry: The Captain is holding a globe. When he drops it, it falls to his right, but in the following shot, as he moves forward, the globe is shown hitting the floor on his left.

Correction: It slides off his right side, then bounces off the wall and rolls underneath him- by the time we see the wide shot, it's correctly on his left.

James King III

Corrected entry: Wall-E only knows the name of the other robot as Eve-a (as he calls her throughout the film), but when lasering their names into the pole, he writes "Wall-E & Eve". Since he never saw her name printed (and never corrected his pronounciation) he should have carved "Eve-a".

BocaDavie Premium member

Correction: The mispronunciation is not because he doesn't know her name, but because his "voice" has limited capabilities. he can't make a "v" sound without the "uh" after it.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In several scenes where one of the characters is holding a cigarette lighter, the tip of the flame is rounded but the reflection on the robots shows the flame coming to a point.

Correction: I've watched this movie four times and cannot see this error. Remember, it is a Zippo-style lighter; the flame is wider along the length of the casing and much more narrow along the width. The reflection of the flame may appear to come to a point as the angle between the lighter and the reflective surface changes.

BocaDavie Premium member

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: Battery in the "car-alarm" can't live 700 years.

Correction: The evacuation occurred in our future. We don't know what kind of batteries they could have come up with. We don't have Wast Allocation Load Lifter technology yet either.

Phixius Premium member

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.

Brad Premium member

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 Eva and Walle are in the rain and Walle covers her with an umbrella, Walle is to Eva's left. When Eva goes over her security camera and watches Walle cover her with the umbrella, Walle is facing her.

richard dryja

Correction: The skin of Eve is complicated, as we can see the "search" lights work through the skin with no visible lenses. It is safe to assume the camera systems are fairly complex and 360 degrees of recording.

Joshua Skains

Corrected entry: In the scene where Wall-E and Eva are flying through space together outside the ship and the fat characters see them, John first has a blue suit, and right after he is wearing a red one.

01:05:45

Correction: It is fairly well established the red/blue mechanisms in the suits were instant and seemed to change in many different conditions, so for all we know it kept changing.

Joshua Skains

Corrected entry: When Wall E and Eva are floating in space outside the space cruiser they have the plant in their hands. As soon as the plant was exposed, it should have died as there is no oxygen in space.

Correction: This is a common misconception. Exposure to space is not instant death. Heat transfer in vacuum is very inefficient and plants do not use oxygen (they give off oxygen). An average living organism can survive for approximately 30 seconds in outer space and Wall-E had the plant out for only 5-7 seconds.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: When everybody was going to the central area where the plant was being deposited, they all had special helmets on, but when they were all there and fell out of their chairs nobody was wearing them - if they all took them off or they fell off there were none on the ground either.

Spaceboy_007

Correction: When they are falling off the chairs you can see that the helmets were connected to the chairs.

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