You have an essential appointment in movie theaters, but if you have been wanting more, we remember that Among the Netflix movies there is a title from the creators of ‘Spider-Man: Crossing the Multiverse’ which is another gem of animation.
We are talking about ‘The Mitchells against the machines’ (Michael Rianda, Jeff Rowe, 2021)the title under the label of Sony Pictures Animation with the great Phil Lord and Chris Miller in production, a combination that already showed that it could make the world a better place with the brilliant ‘Spider-Man: A New Universe’ (Bob Persichetti , Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, 2018).
‘The Mitchells Against the Machines’: A Family Story
The film introduces us to Katie Mitchell, a peculiar aspiring filmmaker who doesn’t have a good relationship with her father, Rick, a guy who wants to separate his children from new technologies. Along with her mother, her younger brother Aaron, and the family dog, Katie endures as best she can an bleak road trip that will, at least, end when she gets to college. All this is interrupted by a technological insurrection that threatens humanity, causing the global robopocalypse. and casting this title, too, among the best science fiction movies on Netflix.
Michael Rianda and Jeff Rowe signed the exquisite script for this film, no surprise for those who know their work on the scripts of the great ‘Gravity Falls’ (available on Disney +). in them they trusted Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the geniuses who have earned their place in the production world after giving us ‘Cloudly with a Chance of Meatballs’ (2009) and ‘The LEGO Movie’ (2014).
Word of mouth success, more or less…
With 97% positive reviews from professionals on Rotten Tomatoes, and 88% from the public.it is clear that ‘The Mitchells against the machines’ liked everyone who decided to spend an afternoon with the fun family.
On the other hand, the low media coverage of the film did not finish doing justice to its quality, something that ended up being underscored on the night of the 2022 Academy Awards where, according to its acolytes, it should have become one of the animated films that won an Oscar.
Among its competitors was the Danish ‘Flee’ (Jonas Poher Rasmussen), the story of an Afghan refugee living in Denmark; ‘Luca’ (Enrico Casarosa), Pixar’s bet; ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ (Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Paul Briggs, John Ripa), the first of the Walt Disney Animation Studios proposals and, finally, the one that won the award, ‘Encanto’ (Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith), the Colombian party of the Madrigals.
Son of Spielberg, acolyte of Lynch and lookalikes of Shinji Ikari. A Star Wars graduate from the sadly defunct University of Alderaan, he has specialized in American comedy, age-old terrors, and extensive arguments about the identity of the gaze that returns us from the abyss. He listens to Nine Inch Nails too much.