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The Mitchells vs The Machines Review

This is definitely my front runner for best movie of 2021.

I went into this movie blind and I feel I enjoyed it so much more with the fact that I went in blind, so if you haven’t seen this movie please go watch it before you read this review, because even though I doubt I’ll give too much away it’s just so good and I want you to experience it how I experienced it.

The Mitchells vs The Machines follows a family of four, the Mitchells, who while on a road trip to take their daughter to college, the end of the world happens through AI and a phone being replaced by robots, it’s as if Siri has risen up and it’s incredible.

This movie within the first half an hour I knew I would be obsessed with. It is just my sort of humour, it’s dry, it’s funny, it’s very witty and it’s just hilarious. You can tell the people who made this film understood the genre they would be working with completely because there wasn’t a toe out of line.

But that doesn’t mean that this movie was all laughs, there were many moments that made me cry and I didn’t expect to cry this much over this film, and it was hard because some of the moments that made me cry were immediately followed by hilarious moments so my emotions were all over the place. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it! I absolutely loved that because it kept you going, kept the excitement, and even before finishing the film I had already recommended it to other people because I just knew it was that good.

The art style, the storyline, the script, the jokes, everything was so good and I can’t get over how incredible this movie is. I have to give a big shout out to the Furby part as well because, when I was little, Furbies were a big thing in mine and my brother’s lives – I was terrified of them and when that scene in the film happened I immediately messaged my brother telling him to watch it because it made me cry with laughter.

This movie is a U rating but I do feel an adult audience can really get into it especially the Gen Z and millennial sort of ages because the jokes that it makes and the references it does are very relevant to that age group and you can really appreciate the whole storyline. While if you’re a bit older maybe some of the jokes will go over your head and if you’re a bit younger maybe the sad parts won’t keep your attention span, but overall this film is just fantastic.

And of course we have to talk about the subject of phones and spending time with people and letting AI rise up. I think it’s very clever and very relevant to this day and age and Olivia Colman is just incredible. The second I heard her voice I was like ‘I know who that is’ it’s just so good and I cannot talk about this movie enough. I absolutely loved it, it’s hilarious and I will be watching it with everyone that I can as soon as I can, because I will happily watch it again and again.

What do you think of The Mitchells vs The Machines?

Until next time.

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