In this article we make a review of the movie The Mitchells vs. the Machines, available on Netflix. The review contains some plot spoilers!
The Mitchell VS The Machines, the original title of the translated Mitchells Against Machines, was due out in 2020. The Sony film, produced by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller e Kurt Albrecht, written by Mike Rianda e Jeff rowe, however, had to face the pandemic, which is why we can see it today on Netflix. If the poster made you play something (i.e. Raining meat balls) is completely normal: the animation is very similar (also due to the same producers) but ahead light years in terms of animation and on-screen rendering.
Plot (with spoiler)
Katie is a teenager with a passion for direction, always busy creating entertainment videos that everyone thinks a bit strange. Maybe it's because his main actor is his pug Monchi, maybe because she is actually a little over the top, Katie just can't carve out her corner of the world. Rick e Linda, her parents, struggle to understand her. Aaron, the little brother, is perhaps the one to whom Katie feels most connected and akin.
When, however, Katie is accepted by a school in California, things seem to be improving. The suitcases are ready for the trip, everything seems to be going well, but during the last dinner in the family, father and daughter argue. Rick then decides to rebuild the relationship he had with his daughter, canceling the flight and taking the whole family to California by car! Too bad that, just during the journey, the announcement of a new AI goes very wrong, causing a Global Skynet. The Mitchells then find themselves having to face the machines, trying to reach their base and insert the killer code, capable of knocking out the system.
During their daring survival the five rediscover what unites them, as family and as persons; also thanks to the help of two robot reprogrammed, Katie is able to stop the invasion of robots and better understand her father's point of view. Once the revolution is over, the two separate, each on their own path, but still together.
An amazing film
I was sad to have to see this film not in a cinema; its small screen rendition is incredible, so he would certainly have given more. Despite everything, precisely because on the small screen it is wonderful (including video editing in video, moving scenes rendered in a fantastic way, grandiose lighting effects and so on) it is a film that from the technical side is a 10 with honors with academic kiss. The plot, perhaps a little already seen, is well rendered and is suitable for anyone: I did not find parts that were too childish or too adult, a sign that the plot is well built to stay in the middle.
Apart from that, a huge deja vu accompanied me throughout the viewing Raining meat balls, another famous film of the trio of producers: the expressions, the movements, even the shape of the cars and buildings follow those already seen. Ultimately, the Mitchells vs. the Machines is a great film, which will probably be reviewed (when they open) in theaters. Promoted across the board.