The Mitchells vs. The Machines

The Mitchells vs. The Machines ★★★★½

The Mitchells vs. The Machines is surprisingly smart and incredibly impressive. Katie Mitchell has always been passionate about filmmaking and animation as creative expressions. As a teenager, Katie becomes estranged from her dad, but when she is ready to leave for college, the dad wants to rebuild their relationship through a family road. During their trip, an unexpected robotic apocalypse suddenly takes over the world, leaving this quirky, dysfunctional family as humanity’s unlikeliest last hope.

Directed by Michael Rianda, The Mitchells vs. The Machines centres on everything not so perfect, which is totally fine, because every family has its flaws. Despite their differences and issues, The Mitchells are able to come together to save each other and the rest of civilization against the takeover by artificial intelligence. With such powerfully unique and mesmerizing storytelling, colourfully multimodal narrative, intriguingly complex characters, hilariously entertaining humour, thematically relevant and cultural references, The Mitchells vs. The Machines is exactly the type of animated film that we all need nowadays.

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