Review: The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Since 2020 pushed back many movies, now 2021 is filled with new releases. Most movies are lucky and are in theaters. Some, though, go to streaming like Netflix and Disney Plus. A new movie that was distributed by Sony Animations was going to be released in theaters in 2020. But now it’s been put on Netflix. The movie is called “The Mitchells vs. The Machines. It was originally titled “Connected,” but it was then changed on Netflix. This might very well be one of the best animated movies I’ve ever seen.

“The Mitchells vs. The Machines” is about a girl named Katie who is going to college in California. However, her dad wants to take her on a road trip to college. While on the trip the robot apocalypse is happening. This movie is fantastic. The animation is so creative; it has a 2D style, but it’s still 3D. It is similar to “Spider-Man Into the Spider Verse.” The animation is so vibrant and colorful that it’s a joy to view. The story also is really entertaining to watch. You see, this dysfunctional family suddenly has to save the world from robots. The movie is also hilarious. The comedy is pure gold; it is so smart, and it’s never dull. The movie also has some really great messages about family and being yourself, and that’s something that animated movies need to do more of.

One other little detail is that this movie has a message about LGBTQ. The main character, Katie, is queer. This is displayed early on, and what the movie does so well is that it doesn’t hammer a message about LGBTQ in your head. It’s just a little detail in the movie that represents the real world, and that’s great. Overall “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” is fantastic. It’s funny, colorful, entertaining, smart, and has great messages. This is definitely the best animated movie on Netflix.

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