Does America’s Obsession with Wall-E Lead to Obama?


Andrew O’Hehir’s recent column for Salon that asks what’s behind the Wall-E cult got us thinking. In many ways the character of Wall-E — a brave outsider with an unshakable belief system and an uncanny obsession with sacrifice — isn’t so unlike another of our country’s current obsessions, Barack Obama.

Think about it. As the last functioning robot on earth, Wall-E is our planet’s only hope. There are many who would say the same thing about Obama.

Ok, so maybe you think we’re making a crazy leap, but admit, it’s a fun one. After the jump we’ve started a list of current film character equivalents for a few boldfaced politicos. Chime in with your own in the comments.

President George Bush = Wheeler from Role Models

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin = Col. Dr. Irina Spalko from Indiana Jones 4

Governor Sarah Palin = Gabriella Montez from High School Musical 3

Senator Hillary Clinton = Miranda Hobbes from Sex and the City: The Movie

Vice President-elect Joe Biden = Tom Manning from Hellboy II: The Golden Army