‘The Mitchells vs. The Machines’ Trailer: A Family Trying to Stay Connected

Netflix has released an official trailer for The Mitchells vs. The Machines. The Sony Animation film was formerly set to be released as Connected, but was switched back to its production title after being sold to Netflix.

This looks really good. Sony Animation might just have another hit on their hands following Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. I never expected Sony as being the studio to give Pixar a run for their money, but here we are.

Although, it does feel like a lot of plot details were revealed in that trailer. We knew that the father and daughter would have to set aside their differences and work together to defeat the robots, but I didn’t expect Netflix to spoil that for us in the trailer.

Hollywood has had a problem with figuring out how much to spoil in trailers for about the last decade and they need to fix it soon. I’d actually like to be surprised when watching a new movie.

But yeah, the animation in this looks sick and it’s by the same people who made Spider-Verse and The LEGO Movie, so I’ll be watching it regardless of how much the trailers continue to spoil the film.

Plot Synopsis:

From the humans who brought you the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and The LEGO Movie comes The Mitchells vs. The Machines, an animated action-comedy about an ordinary family who find themselves in the middle of their biggest family challenge yet…saving the world from the robot apocalypse. No big deal, right? It all starts when creative outsider Katie Mitchell is accepted into the film school of her dreams and is eager to leave home and find “her people,” when her nature-loving dad insists on having the whole family drive her to school and bond during one last totally-not-awkward-or-forced road trip. But just when the trip can’t get any worse, the family suddenly finds itself in the middle of the robot uprising! Everything from smart phones, to roombas, to evil Furbys are employed to capture every human on the planet. Now it’s up to the Mitchells, including upbeat mom Linda, quirky little brother Aaron, their squishy pug, Monchi, and two friendly, but simple-minded robots to save humanity.

The Mitchells vs. The Machines begins streaming April 30, 2021 on Netflix.

What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?

Author: Marmaduke Karlston

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