Laughing Through The Mitchells vs. The Machines

by Samy
Published: Last Updated on 4 minutes read

The Mitchells vs. The Machines – Netflix’ Original tells a heartwarmingly, hilarious story.
As a quirky, dysfunctional family’s road trip gets interrupted when they find themselves in a robot apocalypse, they somehow become humanity’s unexpected last hope to save everyone from a machine and robot apocalypse. The movie follows the story of the Mitchell family, a dysfunctional yet lovable group that must band together to save the world from a robot apocalypse.

The Mitchells vs. The Machines Movie Review

I had little idea what to expect when I first watched the movie. And even though I wanted to take a step back from animations then, it hit me at some point.

As Father and Daughter struggle to get along, – Katie wants to be an artist and become independent; she’s also great with tech stuff and feels like their parents – in this case, her father – don’t see her anymore.

And Rick himself is used to that little kid he had lots of fun with and now feels like everything has gone wrong; he decides to go for one last road trip before Katie heads off to college.

Just in time, when robots and machines decide to take over the world, they get right into it.

The dog’s my all-time favorite character in that movie; he looks just so dumb – and doesn’t show much intelligence either – which makes him a pretty unique personality in a lovable area because he’s the true hero of the movie. Because of the excellent animation and the cartoony hand-drawn art in between make it hilarious and unique.

I find the characters well developed before, and they’re about to gain their own experience through the movie and their all-together-journey, which gives a reason to empathize with them.

With the parents’ knowledge and their kids’ creativity, they must perform as a team and work together. As it is not always as easy said as done, they’re all good to figure it out at some point.

There are some impressive action sequences mixed with intensity and excitement. The robots are well-designed and feel like a genuine threat, which adds to the tension to keep watching.

Final Thoughts

However, what sets “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” apart is the emotional depth it brings to the story. The relationship between the father and daughter characters is complicated, but the movie explores it in a way that makes it both relatable and heartwarming. The film does an excellent job of exploring their complex relationship. Beyond the humor, where the movie is not afraid of taking risks, and action, making it a well-rounded and satisfying experience. I found it exciting and hilarious to watch at the same time.

That movie reminds us to be gentle to each other as we all grow up differently. Even though we don’t see the other’s perspective immediately, it is good to be open to different solutions and possibilities.

DirectorsMichael Rianda and Jeff Rowe (co-director)
WriterMichael Rianda, Jeff Rowe, Peter Szilagyi (story coordinator)
StarsAbbi Jacobson (Katie’s voice), Danny McBride (Rick’s voice),
Maya Rudolph (Linda’s voice), Michael Rianda (Mike’s voice)
GenresAnimation, Adventure, Comedy

Have you watched this heartwarming story? Do you plan to? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!

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itachi March 14, 2023 - 9:21 pm

I’m here to bust criminals and lick my own butt. And I’m all out of criminals…

Samy March 15, 2023 - 10:34 am

Haha, yes! Love it!


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