Utopia And Dystopia

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“Utopian" describes a society that's conceived to be perfect. However, “Idiocracy” and “WALL-E” portray the exact opposite reality, a dystopian society that is as dehumanizing and as unpleasant as possible. This type of society is often characterized by environmental problems or other characteristics associated with a cataclysmic decline in the future society. In both movies, we see different interpretations of Earth’s future caused by numerous factors (corporatism, technology, consumerism), but mostly by environmental problems. The authors use both movies to refer to actually-existing societies, in an advanced state of collapse and disintegration. When it comes to passing a message to the audience about these concerning themes, “WALL-E” was definitely more successful since it is a computer animated film that is designed to children, so it’s created in a way to transmit the idea in a simple but memorable and significant way. In the Disney Pixar movie (2008), set 700 years into a dystopian future, “WALL-E” (Waste Allocation Load Lifter – Earth-Class) is designed to clean up an abandoned Earth, covered in heaps of garbage left over from decades of mass consumerism. With an inhabitable planet, the mega corporation Buy ‘n’ Large (BnL) evacuated Earth (leading the humans to the Axiom in the space), leaving behind WALL-E robots to clean the planet for humanity’s return. At this point, there is only one active robot left that falls in love with a different robot named EVE (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator), that is programmed to finddiscover and retrieve evidence on Earth. At a first glance, it is easy to acknowledge that environmental problems are a huge concerned that can lead to severe consequences, such as Earth not being habita... ... middle of paper ... ...said that that was the right substance to be used. In conclusion, both movies try to convey the same topic and concerns about the near future that is ahead of us. However, “WALL-E” proves to be more successful in emulating the idea to the audience. In addition, “Idiocracy” was too unrealistic and over exaggerated every aspect of a future Earth. These aspects contributed to a ‘fake’ view of the future and as a consequence, they don’t get the message crossed with the same impact that “WALL-E” did. The Disney Pixar movie has got less lines and tries to convey the idea through the visual scenario. Besides this, by keeping it simple and showing that today’s attitudes can lead to a dystopian society, it makes the audience realize that pollution is an actual problem but that our civilization needs to take action as soon as possible to try to reverse this alarming condition.

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