The Mitchells vs. The Machines

The Mitchells vs. The Machines ★★★

It's almost like stealing people's data and giving it to a hyper-intelligent AI as part of an unregulated tech monopoly was a bad thing

As an ardent anti-animator, I'm a bit ashamed to admit this kinda worked for me. The Monument Valley aesthetic is pretty damn cool even if some of the flourishes get in the way at times. Can't say the second-half emotions hit that hard, but the first half almost felt like UP at times.

The TAXI DRIVER poster and the PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE and MAD MAX references were surprising and I'm thankful. The jokes are pretty hit or miss, but some (like the dad trying work a computer) actually made me chuckle. A bit too long.

Danny McBride is gonna win an Oscar for this, isn't he? We still don't value Olivia Colman enough; I watched this solely for her.

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