Film Theory: Wall-E's Unseen CANNIBALISM!

  • Published: 22 November 2016
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    Wall-E is one of my all time favorite movies, cheering me up even when I'm in the worst of moods. But the other night when watching it, between the many moments of manly weeping, I came to a horrible realization - Cupcake-in-a-Cup is People! IT'S PEOPLE! I mean where else would their food be coming from? Now you're saying MatPat that seems a little dark, maybe even far fetched; and, I wish you were right. But unfortunately, I'm here to prove it to you.

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  • Axries_Lxverr
    Axries_Lxverr  27 minutes back

    *can we just take a moment to appreciate his sarcasm?*

    • robert cooper
      robert cooper  1 hours back

      well lets see wall e is fucking creepy

      • Marconi Santana
        Marconi Santana  7 hours back

        Maybe, since they are really far into the future than us, they found a way to recover human waste back into edible food. Think about it

        • toy freddy
          toy freddy  12 hours back

          So if you think about Star Trek they blow dead body’s out of the ship. End of story

          • Gacha Shira
            Gacha Shira  14 hours back

            I don’t think vsco girls save the turtles

            Or stop people from making straws

            • Lunar Wolf
              Lunar Wolf  15 hours back

              If all of the humans were busy talking to friends on their chairs and stuff. Where did the babies come from.

              • Yukendra Armstrong
                Yukendra Armstrong  15 hours back


                • Kirby
                  Kirby  17 hours back

                  Make Earth Great Again ! And not make America great again !

                  • Saif abdul
                    Saif abdul  18 hours back


                    • Mason and Kaden tv
                      Mason and Kaden tv  22 hours back

                      # Matt patt

                      • Ella Spies
                        Ella Spies  23 hours back

                        What about farms. They could have farms and live that way. So ha got ya matpat. Fatpat. Catpat.

                        • Alex Tolbert
                          Alex Tolbert  1 days back

                          3:40 the Adventure Time opening scene

                          • Gabriel Cunado Chang
                            Gabriel Cunado Chang  1 days back

                            I would like to say that, auto was farming. With the plants.

                            • Miles Edgeworth
                              Miles Edgeworth  1 days back

                              I was waiting for him to bring up that they're fattened up so they can be served as meals

                              • Dio Brando
                                Dio Brando  1 days back

                                Pluto is a Planet!

                                • CrazyPicsProductions
                                  CrazyPicsProductions  1 days back

                                  Wall e is just so cute. He is just so clueless but has a pure heart. I love it

                                  • CrazyPicsProductions
                                    CrazyPicsProductions  1 days back

                                    This is my favorite film theory

                                    • Alijah Martinez
                                      Alijah Martinez  1 days back

                                      Almost at 8 milli!

                                      • Random Folk
                                        Random Folk  1 days back

                                        Only 600000 people? Alabama time

                                        • Hyper Guy
                                          Hyper Guy  2 days back

                                          What about farming

                                          • Block Gaming
                                            Block Gaming  2 days back

                                            maybe they have a farm up there

                                            • cindy p
                                              cindy p  2 days back

                                              What about a farm

                                              • Logan Miller
                                                Logan Miller  2 days back

                                                And no not plants lab grown meat it works look it up it's crazy

                                                • Logan Miller
                                                  Logan Miller  2 days back

                                                  They grew food on the axium

                                                  • Abby Fetcko
                                                    Abby Fetcko  3 days back

                                                    #Blame Jason
                                                    #Blame the internet company

                                                    • Ninjagone smith
                                                      Ninjagone smith  3 days back

                                                      No no it can't be true 😦😧😫😨 you are eat people 👌

                                                      • Michael McAnally
                                                        Michael McAnally  3 days back

                                                        Well, its either eat your fellow humans... or go extinct, and really, what would you do, man eat man, or cease to exist? But there is another question I've always wondered about, the Axiom can house 600,000 passengers, comfortably, even luxuriously, but current population studies put the number of people on the face of the planet, at roughly 7 billion. The Axiom is the only starliner we see, so what happened to the other 11,666 starliners that would be needed to house the masses?

                                                        • Dunedien
                                                          Dunedien  4 days back

                                                          How is what's shown at 8:16 not a hydroponics lab? Honestly, if you were going to build a city in space to last years, you'd probably build a hydroponics lab. We have the tech to do that... Perhaps the Captain just didn't know about plants because they didn't fall inside his purview.

                                                          • Knotty TTV
                                                            Knotty TTV  4 days back

                                                            Why did you not use a hotspot?

                                                            • Casey Hauck
                                                              Casey Hauck  4 days back

                                                              Actually, the fat that we eat doesn't get stored as fat in our bodies, but the sugar does. It gets turned into glucogen or something and that is stored as fat.

                                                              • Jack Skatter.
                                                                Jack Skatter.  4 days back

                                                                One the humans are dumb it wouldnt be impossible for auto who thought “if the humans know about plants they could try to start life on earth again” associating that with the original objective which was ‘find plant go back.” So it would make sense for auto to sY okay noone knows about the plants noone goes back. Soylant in large amounts can lead to weight gain and i believe this weight gain would help auto control the humans better noone accidentally wondering off to where he couldnt watch them. And as far as i can see while none of them are exactly smart i dont see any of them exhibiting signs cannibalism which causes a lot of ill effects for humans.

                                                                • J H
                                                                  J H  4 days back

                                                                  what about oxygen

                                                                  • Ghost man
                                                                    Ghost man  4 days back

                                                                    but that much CANNIBALISM! would kill them

                                                                    • Nicolay Giraldo
                                                                      Nicolay Giraldo  4 days back

                                                                      And what do you think will happen in a Moon or Mars colony?

                                                                      • Czech Mate
                                                                        Czech Mate  5 days back

                                                                        Actually, I think your first theory is right. They're recycling everybody's shit and making that into food.
                                                                        Rabbits eat their own poop.

                                                                        • Refri Quente
                                                                          Refri Quente  5 days back

                                                                          Maybe cloning machines

                                                                          • Dalton
                                                                            Dalton  5 days back

                                                                            Thermodynamics would make this more complex that the Matrix or this film would suggest. The reactor could power some matter conversion systems that can reassemble organic matter like wastes and bodies to keep a cyclical system like Earth's own biosphere going but this realism contrasts with the Axiom dumping valuable metals and inorganic matter into space including some precious atmosphere. Without a matter/energy converter of some kind the trash dump would deplete the ship of metals and air very fast.

                                                                            • Carbon Cross
                                                                              Carbon Cross  5 days back

                                                                              sugars cause fat, not fat. it wouldn't be healthy but unlikely to cause obesity, consuming human flesh (or at least the brain) has been linked to kuru

                                                                              • SamGaming
                                                                                SamGaming  5 days back

                                                                                The dead ppl could have been turned to ashes

                                                                                I wrote this because i dont want to accept that they eat ppl

                                                                                • Con
                                                                                  Con  5 days back

                                                                                  Give me the plant.

                                                                                  • Kha'Zix The Voidreaver

                                                                                    Pretty sure it wouldnt be sustainable. 2000x365x150=109500000 give or take to raise a human from baby to adult and when recycled lets be genorous and say 200k calories from that one body. 109 million to raise one and only 200k earned. Mathematics of defeat.

                                                                                    • tiget2013
                                                                                      tiget2013  6 days back

                                                                                      Eh food is food haha

                                                                                      • Drewblz
                                                                                        Drewblz  7 days back

                                                                                        Might have brought flint on board #cloudywithachanceofmeatballs

                                                                                        • Elizabeth Schwartz
                                                                                          Elizabeth Schwartz  7 days back

                                                                                          It's funny to me how you didn't even think of farming and composting.

                                                                                          • What Is This?!
                                                                                            What Is This?!  5 days back

                                                                                            @Elizabeth Schwartz Unfortunately there isn't any footage within the film to support any of that. A more plausible explanation would be that they picked up the farming technology in secret when the ship returns to Earth on occasion on protocol such as with Eve. It is also a weak theory and Mat's makes more sense.

                                                                                          • Elizabeth Schwartz
                                                                                            Elizabeth Schwartz  5 days back

                                                                                            @What Is This?! That's fair. But maybe since it was a 5 year luxury cruise they added greenhouses and gardens to enjoy while out in space, complete with fresh foods to pick and eat while you are walking through. And once Auto got the command to never go back the robots repurposed it entirely into food production.
                                                                                            Which yeah, I'll admit is a weak theory, but maybe?
                                                                                            Edit: Although it would be really hard to pack enough food for even just a 5 year journey. If it's supposed to be a *luxury* cruise they aren't gonna feed people gross MREs. So it seems plausible they'd have a farm, both for food and oxygen.

                                                                                          • What Is This?!
                                                                                            What Is This?!  5 days back

                                                                                            Its funny to me how people can think that a ship whose original intention of going to space only a few years would bother with putting greenhouses and whatnot onboard.

                                                                                        • meave gillen
                                                                                          meave gillen  7 days back

                                                                                          Aaaaaaaaa matpat is a canabal

                                                                                          • ManDie Newsom
                                                                                            ManDie Newsom  7 days back

                                                                                            I knew it I knew it
                                                                                            wall.e is soylent green!!!!!!!!😱

                                                                                            • Dries Tans
                                                                                              Dries Tans  7 days back

                                                                                              Bro you can just have a farm and you do not see dead peaple its a kids film

                                                                                              • Coolili Kid
                                                                                                Coolili Kid  1 weeks back

                                                                                                One thing you missed
                                                                                                *_What if the future is advanced enough to dissect and reconstruct atoms and put them into different molecules , then they can make everything into food, the reason it's all in cups bcs maybe the have less atoms so they liquify it (a 1 inch of solid food has more atoms than 1 inch of liquid food) , and there fat bcs they put sweeteners and sugar to the food to make it sweet_* , now I debunked your theory and now it's not scary anymore XD