One of my friends saw this with his kids and didn't like it. "It's just somebody's dumb political message," he said. He had seen it before I did, so this thought echoed in my head when I watched the movie fore the first time. I felt bad for my friend by the end; he had let misplaced political bias overshadow a great, funny movie.
I loved the biting satire when Wall-E gets to the cruise ship. Is this where humanity is headed, to be fat, lazy, semi-boneless beings dependent on technology? I don't know, but it makes for some funny situations and an entertaining kids' movie. And there's nothing wrong with a message about taking care of the environment. Believing in or denying global warming isn't the point of the film. It's about doing the right thing. That's a message I'm okay with, personally.