Wall-E imagines our world after a wasteful people fill it with a bunch of garbage. The planet gets abandoned because of it and Wall-E is left on earth. My realization with this film is that the end of the human race living on earth is imminent. If the garbage problem didn’t catch up to them then I think that something else would have. Later in the film, we see Otto try to take control of the ship, one could argue that Otto has had control of it throughout it’s entire journey. Otto comes pretty close to taking control over the ship and he would have done it if it weren’t for the rest of the “dysfunctional” that helped. Basically the robots are what control the outcome of this film. So if the robots control so much, wouldn’t you think that if the garbage didn’t catch up to the humans, then the robots would eventually take over? I mean each human is obese and can barely walk as it is, they would have no way of defending themselves against a raging robot so how would they stop an overtaking?
Even if the humans did stop the robots from taking them over, the end of the world would still be pretty near. They seem quite incapable of doing anything for themselves. At the end of the film the humans get back to earth, but the would die off shortly because they have no idea how to live for themselves. The captain of the ship, one would assume that he would be one of the smartest because he has the fate of the human race quite literally at his fingertips, says that they can plant things and grow pizza. The human race is doomed in this film regardless of the precautions taken to survive.