This post contains spoilers for WALL-E, Pixar’s new movie-thing… and won’t make a whole lot of sense unless you’ve seen it.
Angela and I saw WALL-E on Friday. As we walked out of the theater, she leaned over and said something to the effect of, “…and they all died within the first year back on Earth.”
I pointed out that the AXIOM, while no longer in space, may well still be fully-functional and capable of providing food and such.
Today, someone else pointed out the possibilities for the children to survive in a Lord of the Flies style society.
You see where this is going?
I’m pretty sure you could create a compelling postapocalyptic setting in the aftermath of the movie. You could easily combine the wastelands of earth with still-semi-functioning technology, rogue robots, BNL-worshipping cannibals descended from AXIOM passengers, BNL executives revived out of coldsleep seeking to re-assume control from their underground HQ, and towering pillars of compressed trash.