From the producers of Into The Spider-Verse and The LEGO Movie comes this flick about a family whose relationship with technology is about to get a lot more personal
By Virgin TV Edit
Imagine the Incredibles without their superpowers. That’s the Mitchells – kind of quirky, pretty dysfunctional, but a big-hearted family nonetheless. And like the Incredibles, they’re humanity’s last hope.
In a world dominated by technology, it’s hard to make time for family. There’s no denying we all spend hours poking, prodding and pinching our phones every single day… but what happens when the tech fights back? In this gaff-stuffed, visually flawless film, the Mitchells go toe-to-toe with robots on the rampage. When the machines’ faceless overlord orders them to capture everyone on the planet, it’s down to our unlikely bunch of heroes to save the day.
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1. It’s straight out of the Lord-Miller-verse
Phil Lord and Chris Miller have been at the helm of The LEGO Movie, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, so all the quality animation, cheeky tonality and subtle visual gags are a given. In a world that was dominated by Disney Pixar for so long, a new contender has entered the ring, and we’re here for it.
2. It’s brand new, feature-length family fun
There’s been a serious lack of massive box-office smashes over the past year but now they’re (thankfully) trickling back into our lives. Although The Mitchells Vs. The Machines won’t see a cinematic release, it’s the perfect foundation for a big family night in.
3. There’s an all-star cast
Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up, This Is 40), Danny McBride (Pineapple Express, This Is The End), Oscar-winner Olivia Colman (The Crown, Hot Fuzz), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Big Mouth), Chrissy Teigen and John Legend – you can see why we’re excited. Talk show host Conan O’Brien even pops up at one point. It’s a busy bill, but perfectly poised.
4. The backbone of the film rings true
Goofs and larks aside, the film centres around our addiction to technology – like a family-friendly Black Mirror. What you and the kids do with the takeaway is the important bit, even if it just means downing digital tools and committing to just “ten seconds of unobstructed, family eye contact” at the dinner table. Small wins.
When is The Mitchells Vs. The Machines on Netflix?
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