“The Mitchells vs. The Machines” Confronts Today’s Social Dilemma GMA News Online


Here’s a movie idea for this weekend!

It’s been over a year of community quarantine variants in the Philippines. Yet despite spending far more time at home than ever before, families continue to struggle to be truly together.

It’s easy to just blame this lack of quality time on gadgets and social media, but is it technology or humans?

In the trailer for Netflix’s groundbreaking animated film “The Mitchells vs. The Machines ”, PAL, a virtual assistant like Siri or Alexa, turns on its inventor, Mark (not Zuckerberg, but with weird parallels) for abusing and abusing technology:“ I gave you all the limitless knowledge, and you treated me like that. Push, prick, slide, prick, slide, prick, prick, pinch, zoom! “

Imagine if every machine with a smart chip, not just phones and computers, but also cars, automatic doors and household appliances, rose up against humanity and refused to obey our orders. An analog world where everyone is forced to disconnect? Society would collapse.

It’s up to the Mitchell family, made up of eccentric creative Katie (Abbi Jacobson), tech-illiterate outdoor enthusiast Rick (Danny McBride), upbeat mom Linda (Maya Rudolph), weird little brother. Aaron (director Mike Rianda), from their memorable pug. Monchi and two faulty robots (Beck Bennett and Fred Armisen) to save the world from the robot apocalypse. But for that, they must first get along.

“The Mitchells vs. The Machines” also stars Olivia Colman as PAL, Conan O’Brien and Blake Griffin as PAL Max Prime robots, Eric André as Mark and John Legend, Chrissy Teigen and Charlyne Yi as as a color coordinated family. alongside with the enviable Instagram feed.

Produced by Oscar-winning duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse” and “Lego Movie”), the mix of 3D and 2D animation in “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” makes for a unique visual treat. But aside from the Killer Furbys and the Flying Robots, it’s a story full of heart and humor that will hopefully make us appreciate our own families more – quirks and all. – RC, GMA News