Robots Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Robots

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    G: General.

  • The pitch:

    Riveting tale about building your dreams.

  • Starring:

    (voices of) Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Paula Abdul, Stanley Tucci, Terry Bradshaw, Jim Broadbent, Mel Brooks, Amanda Bynes, Drew Carey, Lucille Bliss, Jennifer Coolidge, Paul Giamatti, Jay Leno, Greg Kinnear, James Earl Jones, Dianne Wiest

  • Directed by:

    Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

  • Running time:

    91 minutes

  • Rated:

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Robots crash into objects; things get smashed. High-speed ride through obstacle course. Robots, objects thrown through the air; fall from great heights. Robots get hit, slapped, kicked, punched, destroyed. Spare parts/robots swept toward furnace. Killing robots (mentioned). Parts assembled, destroyed in a 'chop shop'. Robots swept away by giant wave. Body parts frequently fall off robots. Robot smashes through glass window. Giant menacing robots with chopping knives/swords, power-tools. Hundreds of robots engage in battle. Blood/gore: A forensic outline of a dead body is seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Boy parts (mentioned)

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Smoking. Alcohol (cocktails, spirits).

  • LANGUAGE:

    Crap, fartsy, butt. Name-calling. Cultural and gender stereotypes. Frequent innuendo.

  • THEMES:

    Invention, robots, dreaming big, spare parts, hand-me-downs, ideas, menial labour, job-saving devices, modernising, scams, perseverance, pride, city living, crushed hopes, legacy, greed, scrounging.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Factory setting. Futuristic setting. Childbirth. Birds, dogs. Running away from home. Flash editing has strobe effect. Vomiting (heard), gagging, fart-noises. Heights. Toilets. Animal neutering, urination (insinuated). Urination (oil change). Father/husband suspended in chains. Oppressive mother. Robot lays an egg. Cross-dressing. Robot repairs resemble operations.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Beautifully rendered, exceptional voice talents. Zippy pace, rapid-fire comedy. Cheeky humour. Feel-good movie with positive message.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Predictable. Too many characters. Crude humour.

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