The Mitchells vs. the Machines is nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film
What would happen if artificial intelligence stood up to the human being? «The Mitchells vs. the Machines» starts from the premise of an ordinary family that stands up to new technologies, which have been revealed against the human being. The adolescent role takes on importance in her eldest daughter, who wants a change of scenery and meets her digital friends at her new university.
Undoubtedly one of the successes of the film lies in the characters. They're all flawed, clueless about what they're doing, and feel like one of the most authentic on-screen families in quite some time. Although they aspire to be the perfect family, they are far from it. Parents who do not understand each other with their children, young people who cannot wait to leave because they feel misunderstood in their own home... Despite this, the wonderful script of the film ensures that in a few minutes we know perfectly which foot each member of the group is limping on. the family, and most importantly: we will connect with them almost instantly.
especially with Katie. katie mitchell she is openly lesbian, and determined to be who she wants to be, a filmmaker, no matter what her parents tell her. Seeing an animated movie starring an openly lesbian character is certainly an achievement. One of the first, if not the first, to trace a sincere character, who does not have to go through the typical cliché that we are used to.
Katie she's a budding filmmaker, so often too "edit» the movie and add your hand-drawn notes to the screen. The sexual orientation of the protagonist is approached quite naturally through small details. «I've always felt a little different«, he comments at the beginning of the film. Katie wears a pin with the colors of the flag on his jacket LGBTIQ + and he has feelings for his friend, Jade. One of the most subtle and moving winks in the film is when, already in college, the family of Katie asks how things are going Jade, if their relationship is already official and when will they be able to meet her.
On Netflix starting April 30
«The Mitchells vs. the Machines» has its own unique mix of 2D and 3D animation. It is used to define two colliding worlds of the ordinary life of the Mitchell and the elegant world of robots, resulting in a visual invention that looks beautiful on screen.
The witty and keenly observant script of Mike Rianda y Jeff Lowe it feels relevant and timeless, portraying technology and addressing enduring issues of family and growing up. In Spain the next April 30 en Netflix.