Well, I'm glad you went more in-depth with your problems with the film. That said...
HarleenQuinn already explained nicely why the futuristic setting was handled in an extremely original way.
Er...sorry? There were plenty of visual gags (particularly in the first half) that I felt were handled magnificently. Pixar's comic timing is superb, and their use of sound, animation, and camera angles only helps enhance the jokes. Some that come to mind: WALL-E finds a ring box and throws away the ring because the box is more interesting. Not only is this a fun fake-out gag and a great insight into WALL-E's personality, but it left me wondering why the ring was there and about the story of the couple that didn't take it with them. I felt that the very real interaction between WALL-E and EVE was a great vehicle for laughs because of how relatable it was, but I can understand if that sort of humor isn't your thing. It's not really meant to be a comedy, and at the very least, there's nothing cringe-worthy about it. No obvious set-up/gag/punchline stuff or idiotic pop culture references.And the jokes.....you can't honestly think they were funny. Standard cutesy filler, all of them.
And come on, the spork was funny.
Perfectly timed. Cracked me up.This scene comes to mind: An anal retentive robot is angered by WALL-E's persistently filthy tracks. After successfully ridding his precious floor of WALL-E's filth, WALL-E kicks him right between the eye's, leaving a messy footprint.
OK, this one was a little wonky.For a verbal example, there's "Get ready to have some babies". Ugh.
I'm not really sure what you're expecting, to be honest. How would you improve the animations? And yes, the eyes ARE impressive, for the same reason Mike Wazowski was--taking something simple and limited, and making a plethora of emotions with it. Not just in the eyes, though, but in the arms and treads (and various other appendages) of WALL-E as well.Your animation examples do nothing but support my argument. Every one of those actions was executed in the standard Disney/CGI manner. I know that they're robots, but I get tired of staring at a hunk of off-kilter machinery that looks like an E.T/Lenny The Binoculars hybrid. What's there to marvel at? The eyes? Oh, please! You see that same, sad expression in nearly every cartoon, and don't give me any of that subtlety nonsense. You were right in suggesting that "the motionless carbon blobs who occupy the Axiom" were lesser than their robot counterparts, but that doesn't make the latter better by comparison.