Get ready for the Mitchells!

Heroes are what you would expect to show up when a fleet of robots starts attacking the planet and kidnapping humans. However, in The Mitchells vs. The Machines, we get a very dysfunctional – and not to mention weird – family that somehow are the last free humans in the world. The fate of the world now rests in their hands.

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The movie is being produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, which have produced both the Lego Movie and Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse. Like many others, the movie was impacted by the pandemic. Due to all of the restrictions set by COVID, Netflix bought the rights to the movie and reverted it back to its original name (the movie was going to be called Connected), focusing on how technology has driven people apart, only to have technology literally rip people apart.

The Mitchells Trailer Shows Us The Machines

the mitchells vs. the machines poster

The trailer has a very familiar feel. The animation style is very similar to movies like Into the Spider-Verse and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which was also produced by Lord and Miller. It seems like the movie will be a lot of fun for the entire family, and perhaps have you glance at your Echo dot a couple of times (you know, juuuust to make sure…).

The movie was directed by Michael Rianda, and the cast includes names like Eric Andre, Olivia Colman, Fred Armisen, Beck Bennett, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Charlyne Yi, Blake Griffin, Conan O’Brien, Sasheer Zamata, Elle Mills, Alex Hirsch, Jay Pharoah, and Doug the Pug.

“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 will be available for streaming on April 30th. Check out the trailer below!

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