THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES – “Colourful, meaningful, and just plain fun”
Mike Rianda (Feature directorial debut)
- Abbi Jacobson as Katie Mitchell
- Danny McBride as Rick Mitchell
- Maya Rudolph as Linda Mitchell
- Mike Rianda as Aaron Mitchell
- Eric Andre as Dr. Mark Bowman
- Olivia Colman as PAL
- Fred Armisen as Deborahbot 5000
- Beck Bennett as Eric
- Conan O'Brien as Glaxxon 5000
- Charlyne Yi as Abby Posey
- Chrissy Teigen as Hailey Posey
- John Legend as Jim Posey
Katie Mitchell embarks on a road trip with her proud parents, younger brother and beloved dog to start her first year at film school. But their plans to bond as a family soon get interrupted when the world's electronic devices come to life to stage an uprising. With help from two friendly robots, the Mitchells must now come together to save one another -- and the planet -- from the new technological revolution.
The Mitchells VS. The Machines is National Lampoon’s Vacation meets a family friendly Terminator. It’s got the madcap adventure and humour of the Lego Movie, with the stylized animation of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. And, seeing as how all those films are grandiose entertaining achievements, this too fits the bill. It really is a fun ride, one full of genuine laughs and endearment. Yep, between all the silly shenanigans and commentary on our technology obsessions, there is a real moving story about family and acceptance. In fact, there’s plenty of hints about our lead teen character, Katie, being gay – which amounts to a refreshing change to the norm. The voice cast is also an amusing bunch, with everyone giving their respective characters some lively (and at time hilarious) reads. So yes, colourful, meaningful, and just plain fun, The Mitchells VS. The Machines is a pleasant animated surprise the whole family can enjoy. So, best to put your phone down for this one and sit back and enjoy the journey!