Your guide to the WALL-E controversy

The AV Club takes a look at the most controversial film to come along since Birth of a Nation.

He’s cute. He’s cuddly. He has the power to make grown women weep with little more than a longing gaze. Like Jesus Christ and E.T. before him, Pixar’s WALL-E is an adorable, otherworldly creature of patience and pure love sent to save humanity from itself—so it’s only natural that people are clamoring for his blood. And perhaps it’s merely indicative of the easy access to self-expression afforded by blogs, but the backlash against WALL-E seems to be spiraling out of control lately. For all your cocktail party needs, I’ve compiled this handy list of four of the most popular complaints making the rounds about America’s new favorite robot.