Monday, May 17, 2021
The Mitchells vs the Machines is the best animated movie thus far of 2021.
If anyone is on the fence, or thinks that The Mitchells vs the Machines looks bad, it is fantastic. I watched it this weekend on Netflix with a friend who had the time to do so. She also liked it. Without spoilers, the movie does take a few typical digs at Silicon Valley, but it also is a movie that is well-made and sports almost Pixar-like animation. The story is for kids who love technology and the internet while simultaneously managing to target parents who are mystified and frustrated by the gadgets that pull their kid's attention away from the dinner table. So it's kind of the best of both worlds. There are many "laugh out loud" moments, and many moments that manage to be beautiful and emotional. All in all, I think it's the best animated movie (thus far) of 2021, and that includes Disney's gorgeous Maya and the Last Dragon.