Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Trailer – “The Mitchells vs. The Machines”

By Matt Neglia 

Netflix has released the trailer for “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” starring Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Mike Rianda, Eric Andre & Olivia Colman. It will be released on Netflix on April 30th.

​Click below to see the trailer.

Plot Synopsis: From the humans who brought you the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and The LEGO Movie comes The Mitchells vs. The Machines, an animated action-comedy about an ordinary family who find themselves in the middle of their biggest family challenge yet…saving the world from the robot apocalypse. No big deal, right? It all starts when creative outsider Katie Mitchell is accepted into the film school of her dreams and is eager to leave home and find “her people,” when her nature-loving dad insists on having the whole family drive her to school and bond during one last totally-not-awkward-or-forced road trip. But just when the trip can’t get any worse, the family suddenly finds itself in the middle of the robot uprising! Everything from smart phones, to roombas, to evil Furbys are employed to capture every human on the planet. Now it’s up to the Mitchells, including upbeat mom Linda, quirky little brother Aaron, their squishy pug, Monchi, and two friendly, but simple-minded robots to save humanity.

What do you all think of the trailer? Originally, this was supposed to be a 2020 Sony project (hence why the animation looks very similar to “The LEGO Movie” & “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse“) before it got sold off to Netflix. Now, the world is going to get a chance to see it on Netflix and it looks like so much fun. There is a propulsive energy to the characters, voice acting and animation that is infectious.  I do not know if I’m sold on the story so much but here’s to hoping the family storyline will provide enough heart to off-set the bizarre sci-fi elements. Let us know your thoughts though in the comments below or on our Twitter account.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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