The Mitchells vs. The Machines Review : Slickly produced and delightfully entertaining

Story: The Mitchell family is different, but none more than Katie (voiced by Abbi Jacobson). She doesn’t connect with anyone at school and doesn’t have many friends, although she is close to her brother Aaron (voiced by principal Michael Rianda). Despite the best efforts of her mother, Linda (Maya Rudolph), Katie has outgrown her father Rick (voiced by Danny McBride) and his antics. Katie loves making home videos by adding her own special effects. So when she enters film school, she is delighted to meet other children like her and have her freedom. But on the day she is supposed to fly to college, her father decides to take a family trip to drop her off. If that wasn’t bad enough, the world is taken over by a PAL-led robot uprising (voiced by Olivia Colman). The Mitchells must now work together as a family to prevent the AI ​​apocalypse.

Check: Combining unique character design and a vivid explosion of color, ‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ grabs your attention from the start with its distinctive animation. It’s a tough task considering the number of high-quality animated movies that have come out recently. But producers Christopher Lord and Phil Miller bring their expertise from films like ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ and ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ to create a dazzling, high-energy film. There is no time when your attention is diverted from opening credits to closing (you don’t want to skip the last ones). It guarantees the courage to rewatch with all the hidden jokes and jokes in every little scene, and there is no way you can see them all in the first time.

That doesn’t take the attention away from the Mitchell family. Director Michael Rianda manages to bring method to madness by keeping emotional narratives under control and highly identifiable. After all, they all have some oddities in their families, with problems that they would rather leave unsolved. Rick is unsure of Katie’s future and as a technologically incompetent father, he cannot connect with his young daughter, who makes ridiculous videos full of memes. But before they can face their problems, they are looking to the end of the world. Voice acting channels energy, and each of the Mitchells makes their specific moments shine. Mike Rianda and Jeff Rowe’s excellent film writing keeps you entertained as it tugs on your heartstrings.

While the movie’s message of finding humanity outside of our technological dependency isn’t new, the witty presentation and heartfelt humor bring it a life of its own.

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