It’s a story as old as film itself, a family that’s finding trouble connecting takes a road trip to rediscover themselves and strengthen that family bond only to discover robots are taking over the planet and they are humanities last hope. Ok, so that last part is usually left out of the equation, the whole robot apocalypse thing is pretty unique to The Mitchells vs. The Machines. The animated family film is the latest from The LEGO Movie and Spider-man: Into The Spiderverse‘s now iconic team Lord and Miller. It doesn’t look like this will be much of a departure from their usual fun and exciting style that manages to put standard action sequences into their films in a way that doesn’t disturb the “family fun” aspect of it all.
The trailer below gives us a pretty good look at the tone and story, which combines to make something that I’m adding to my Netflix queue today. Beautiful visuals, sharp writing, and perfectly placed pop culture references. I mean, c’mon, we all knew that the Furby’s were going to exact their revenge one of these days, right?
A quirky, dysfunctional family’s road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity’s unlikeliest last hope!
Catch The Mitchells vs. The Machines only on Netflix on April 30.