After being affected by COVID-19, The Mitchells vs The Machines is finally coming out on Netflix. The film is Sony’s latest collaboration with Producers Phil Lord and Chistopher Miller. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because the duo also made The Lego Movie from a few years back. Originally titled as “Connected,” the title was changed to The Mitchells vs The Machines when the distribution rights were sold to Netflix.
The Mitchells is about Katie Mitchell (Abbi Jacobson of Broad City fame), an aspiring filmmaker who was accepted to her dream college. Her dad, Rick (voiced by Danny McBride) plans to take her to college via a road trip for a chance to make the family bond. Rick’s plans are ruined when he and the rest of the family realize that there’s a robot uprising happening.
Besides her dad, Katie is also accompanied her mom Linda (voiced by Maya Rudolph), her brother Aaron (voiced by Mike Rianda) and their dog Monchi.
The family will have to team up with two malfunctioning robot partners to help them overthrow this technological uprising!
The first thing I noticed about the animation style of the trailer is that these characters could fit in the Cloud with a Chance of Meatballs, another Lord and Miller production.
I’m excited for this movie because of the crew involved with the creation of it. Yes, technological uprising stories are nothing new, but the animation is so good that you can’t help but keep your eyes glued to the screen to see what happens next!
As I mentioned earlier, the film was originally called Connected before changing to its current title. If we compare the current trailer to the last one you can see a pretty big difference in the narrative of the story.
The original trailer placed an emphasis on Rick trying to stay connected, pun intended, with Katie while the second trailer looks like it has more of an emphasis on the entire family. I’m interested to see how the movie itself will blend the story of a Terminator-like uprising with family bonding.
The Mitchells vs The Machines releases this April 30 on Netflix.
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