‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ Review: A Robopocalypse Family Comedy to Remember

‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ Review: A Robopocalypse Family Comedy to Remember
Those who grew up in the ’80s or ’90s probably remember Apple Computer as the underdog, manufacturer of the friendly-looking Macintosh in a world dominated by beige and boxy Ibm clones. Flash forward a few decades, and the tech company’s stock has risen, so much so that it’s no stretch to imagine a doomsday scenario where sleek white robots turn on their human users — which is more or less the problemo that complicates an already-fraught family road trip in cuckoo apocalyptic comedy “The Mitchells vs. the Machines”.

Director Michael Rianda and writing partner Jeff Rowe are children of that pre-iPhone era, and together — aided by a small army of animators at Sony Pictures Animation — they’ve hatched a subversive delight that should appeal to Gen Y adults and their tech-savvy kiddos alike. That’s because the tongue-in-cheek, “Terminator”-esque machine uprising isn’t really the hook here. Rianda
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