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The Mitchells vs the Machines

A quirky, dysfunctional family's road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity's unlikeliest last hope.

Today, we meet the Mitchells, an eccentric, over-the-top family ready to do anything to save the world when an AI takes over humans after being rejected by its creator.

Disney-Pixar Studios can begin to worry. Sony Pictures Animation and the duo of producers, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, is back after the excellent Spider-Man: New Generation, which already revolutionized animation by creating a new visual language of its own.

An apocalyptic comedy that skillfully mixes genres to play with current events and the place of technology in our lives and relationships. Non-stop action, a rare inventiveness, but it is especially its humor that makes this animated feature irresistible! The jokes hit the nail on the head and we soon find ourselves with a smile on our face as we enjoy the wacky adventures of these unusual heroes.

The second strength of the film comes from the emotion it gives off. Through its scenario, the story gives a lot of heart and this is felt in each scene. In particular those between Rick and his daughter, Katie, which shows how misunderstandings can create a wall despite an omnipresent love between them. A case in which many will be able to recognize themselves.

“I never fit in, for lots of reasons. But movies were always there for me.”

"The Mitchells vs. The Machines" beats its competitors to the punch and gets a head start by offering us a welcome revival in the world of animation.

Perhaps an "instant classic" in the making for new generations, at least I'm a fan and I want more!


Directed by Michael Rianda and Jeff Rowe

Written by Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe and Alex Hirsch

Released on April 22, 2021

Runtime: 113 minutes

Voice Casting: Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Michael Rianda, Eric André, Olivia Colman, Fred Amisen, Beck Bennett, John Legend


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