Of all the things I’ve not written about (yet), the Deponia trash is one of them. Well both about Deponia and trash. Literal trash/junk. Furthermore, I’ve written about worms, vampires and space ships. But trash is a new topic even for me, strange as it may sound. However, I relish the new unusual topics at hand. They broaden my horizons and make me go to great lengths to explore. And of course, find out more about them. Regardless if it’s about the video game in question or the subsequent movies that I intend to put on my list.
Deponia’s Trash & Junk Are A Great Inspiration
The Deponia trash is one such topic for me. How so, you might ask? Well, it involves the video game Deponia. In fact, to be more exact, it’s inspired by Deponia’s world. A literal junkyard filled with trash, filth and waste as well. A beautiful world filled with creativity, where someone’s trash may be someone else’s treasure.
Deponia & Trash! What’s Deponia All About?
Developed and published by Daedalic Entertainment, Deponia is an exciting point-and-click adventure game. Furthermore, the game’s story sees players taking on the role of Rufus. An inhabitant of the junk planet Deponia. He will then try and seek a new life in the floating city known as Elysium. However, he soon becomes embroiled with the task of helping an Elysian return to their home. And with that, he will uncover a plot that threatens his home planet. So, you get to help Rufus in Deponia, the poor boy from the junkyard, to win over the girl from heaven. Only with Gal- this rich girl from his dreams he might be able to escape Deponia and unexpectedly, to save the planet.
But in case you were wondering, for a limited time only you can get Deponia FOR FREE with select store purchases. If you’re already a fan of Deponia, then you should check out the rest of the games in the Deponia series. Just click here, and take your pick.
I mean… Just take a look at some of the Steam user comments about Deponia:
-This is an exceptionally fun game with plenty of puzzles and dialog to keep you busy for hours. The animations are done well and the voice acting is superb. It’s challenging enough to keep you coming back for more. I’m currently playing through to get the rest of the achievements and then off to the next one. Give it a try it won’t disappoint! – says R45HnBURN.
-While Sanne adds: Awesome, funny point and click adventure well worth the money.
And yeah. That’s all swell. But which movie picks go hand in hand with Deponia? The cinematic Deponia trash-inspired picks if you will? Scroll down to find out.
An animated romantic comedy about two robots? That gives a harsh critique of mass consumerism and pollution? And while being an entertaining and thought-provoking movie? Possibly one of Pixar’s greatest achievements? Yes, that’s WALL-E, and it’s a perfect fit here. And yes. Some might call this movie Andrew Stanton’s greatest achievement. But the thing is… He has platy of those at Pixar. Yeah.
He’s responsible for Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Finding Dory, Monsters Inc. And WALL-E is just another masterpiece in his portfolio. I can’t recommend WALL-E enough. For a movie that has barely any dialogue (in a large portion of the movie), it’s surprisingly entertaining. And for a movie that has 2 beeping robots, it’s surprisingly emotional. And touching and romantic too. It’s a must-watch.
Fun fact: Elissa Knight, who provides the voice of EVE is not an actress, but an employee of Pixar.
Trash is a movie you’ve probably never heard of before. But it’s good nonetheless. And it has a fantastic cast and crew as well. Directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Richard Curtis, Trash is a fantastic movie. A thriller about three poor boys from Rio De Janeiro. They spend their days picking out the trash, but one day they’ll find something else. A wallet filled with cash and lots of incriminating information. Furthermore, their discovery will dig out plenty of other dirt, but this time within the corrupt government. The wonderful Wagner Moura is also in Trash. And so are Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen.
Fun fact: Third film featuring Wagner Moura and André Ramiro after Elite Squad (2007) and Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within (2010).
Men At Work
Trash may feature Martin Sheen, but Men At Work has two of his children. Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez. And the 1990 comedy is even written/directed by Emilio. The two brothers play garbage collectors who discover a toxic waste conspiracy. And of course, decide to take the matters into their own hands to resolve it. Leslie Hope and Keith David are in the supporting roles, and yes. This is an older but still a very good movie. It’s worth the watch of course.
Fun fact: The scene where Louis terrorizes the cops uses the same music from A Clockwork Orange (1971).
Personally, I think it’s good to end this list with a bunch of documentaries. Love them or hate them, they’re usually poignant and thought-provoking. Trashed in on such a documentary and it has an Oscar winner in the cast. Indeed. Jeremy Irons stars in Trashed. A documentary about mass consumerism, waste disposal and pollution. And how it impacts our planet. He travels the world and exposes humanity’s inability to solve these problems. Trashed is a fantastic movie that will definitely get you to think differently about our trash.
Fun fact: The movie was nominated for Cinema for Peace Award 2013.
Another documentary movie, but this time, an Academy Award-nominated one. Waste Land follows the workers in the Jardim Gramacho. A large waste dump, outside Rio. And also the journey of one artist’s struggle to make something beautiful from all of the waste that surrounds him. Certainly, his efforts to make art out of the rash are unorthodox, but there the beauty lies. It’s a great movie that will make you think. Furthermore, this is a movie that 11 years after the premiere still holds 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s a must-watch as well.
Fun fact: Waste Land Lost the Oscar to Inside Job. A documentary about the 2008 financial crisis.
Are You A Fan Of The Deponia Trash?
What do you like the most about the game? And of course, which movie would you add to this list? Let us know in the comment section. We’d love to know about your picks.