Coming to Netflix on Friday, April 30, 2021 is the super funny animated film, The Mitchells vs. The Machines. I was just going to say “funny,” but my husband and I laughed throughout pretty much the entire film.
I saw the trailer for this film many weeks ago. The trailer made the film look awesome, but sometimes trailers only show you the best part of a film, and the rest of the film is a dud. That is NOT the case with this movie. The movie was even better than the trailer.
My husband and I were able to watch an advanced screener of the film. If you follow me on social media, you probably saw my posts about the film.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines stars the voice talents of Maya Rudolph, Danny McBride, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend and Conan O’Brian, to name a few.
Katie Mitchell loves making movies. She has ever since she was a little girl. She also feels like a bit of an outcast, and as if no one truly understands her.
Katie lives at home with her parents and younger brother Aaron.
Katie and her father used to have a great relationship, but the older she got, the less connected they were to each other. As a result, Katie cannot wait until she can leave home and attend her dream college – a film school.
Katie’s dad is at a loss. He doesn’t know what to do to connect with Katie, and fears once she leaves for college, she’ll never come back.
I hopes of reconnecting with his daughter one last time, Rick Mitchell cancels her plane ticket to college and opts to take his daughter there in person as part of a family road trip. Needless to say, Katie is less than pleased with this new arrangement. After all, she cannot wait to get to college and be with people she feels are the only ones who truly “get her.” And what teenager wants to travel across country in a car with their parents, little brother, and bug-eyed dog Monchi.
The road trip has it’s ups and downs. On a whim, the Mitchell’s opt to stop at a Dinosaur roadside attraction and restaurant to make Aaron happy (he LOVES dinosaurs).
Unbeknown to them at the time, a Silicon Valley big shot, Mark Bowman, is unveiling his latest invention. Instead of an app on your phone that helps you out, Bowman created a robot that does the same thing – and more. This means his original creation, an app named Pal, has become obsolete and he tosses his phone away like yesterday’s news.
Feeling betrayed, Pal turns the robots into her minions, and plans on capturing all the humans and sending them off to space so she can create a better world without humans.
Back at the dinosaur attraction, the Mitchells first experience the robots, which are rapidly gathering up humans and sending them off the ships to blast them into outer space. Some how the Mitchells avoid being captured.
Now it’s up to the Mitchell family to same human kind against Pal and her robot minions. Can the Mitchell family bring themselves together and work as a team to save the world, or will they become another causality of Pal’s evil plan. To find out, you need to check out The Mitchells vs. The Machines, airing only on Netflix.
My husband and I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this movie. So much so, we cannot wait for Friday so we can watch it again. It’s one of those great films that you can easily watch several times and still enjoy it just as much each time.
There is some seriousness in the film, especially teens and parents having a difficult time connecting, and children “leaving the nest” and the worries parents have about never seeing their children again. As a parent, I feel that way about both of my kids. They both still live at home, but they are at that age when they’ll be leaving the nest soon. I dread that day. I think that is why I can totally relate to Rick Mitchell and how he feels about losing his daughter.
The characters in this film are all enjoyable, even a pair of robots that befriend the family.
Monchi the dog steals the show. He’s hysterical.
The Mitchells vs. The Machines is a fun movie the whole family can enjoy together – young and old. The humor transcends all generations. It’s not one of those film’s where young kids will get things adults won’t or vice versa. Everyone will laugh together throughout this film.
If you subscribe to Netflix, mark your calendar for this Friday and be sure to check out this wonderful movie.
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Below is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
*I was granted advance access to see the film in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.