I just saw the new Disney/Pixar movie WALL-E and I was blown away. I think critics of this movie may have been expecting a comedy, perhaps a Toy Story with robots, but it’s nothing of the kind. It certainly has humor, but it’s in a dark, tense, but ultimately uplifting (hey it’s Disney) backdrop.
To me it contains parts of many science fiction books and movies, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, all of Isaac Asimov’s amazing robot books, even Rendezvous With Rama, my favorite book by Arthur C. Clarke.
The movie’s web site is also amazing. Here’s a free embed they provide: