I know I sound crazy, but hear me out. I think that someone on the production team for Pixar’s 2008 film Wall-E—scriptwriter, director, producer, assistant, somebody—intended for the adorable robot to be a loose representation of Adam and Eve.
There I was a couple of months ago, deciding to skim through a movie I hadn’t seen since I was about five. (It was free on streaming.) Wall-E follows a small, trash-compacting robot (the titular character) left to clean up a pollution-and-debris-racked Earth—which has been abandoned by humanity, who are all living in space now, over which time Walle-E has developed a glitch: he’s got a personality, and he’s lonely. That is, until a new robot returns from space on a mission, which he helps her complete.
Let’s start at the beginning. Wall-E is all by himself on Earth. He has a cockroach friend (yes, gross), but that’s not filling that gap inside him—he needs one of his own kind. And his assignment is to pack away all the garbage left on Earth in order to prepare it for future plant life.
Adam was the only man in the Garden. God gave him the animals, but none were suitable helpmates—he needed another human. And Adam was tasked by God to take care of the Garden and cultivate its life.
Hmm… *Gabriella squints suspiciously.*
Let’s keep rolling. Then a female robot arrives. Her job is to find any sign of plant life and nurture it by preserving it and incubating it in her body. And with her, Wall-E finally finds the companionship that he’s been looking for.
God creates Eve for Adam after he’s spent time by himself in the Garden. As a woman, her role in creation is to receive life, preserve it, and let it grow within her body. And in her, Adam finally has a suitable helpmate.
Plus, you guys—the female robot’s name is literally EVE.
After that, the rest of the movie is about Wall-E helping EVE protect the new life inside her, to the point where he winds up momentarily giving his life for her to do so. That little plant winds up giving life to the whole human race, since they will now be able to return to Earth and revegetate it—like how Adam is meant to protect the seed of life inside Eve, even laying down his life, so that she can give life to the whole human race.
And as an added bonus, Wall-E and EVE fall in love, the way Adam and Eve were husband and wife.
I'm just saying…