For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Animated Sci-Fi/Fantasy (Non-Disney/PIXAR) Movies, here’s a review of Robots (2005) by Kim of Tranquil Dreams
Thanks again to S.G. Liput of Rhyme and Reason for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Kim of Tranquil Dreams. We will be reviewing our favorite teenage/high school romance movies. Please get me your submissions by 25th June by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org Try to think out of the box! Great choice Kim!
Let’s see what Kim thought of this movie:
Director: Chris Wedge & Carlos Saldanha
Voice Cast: Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Jim Broadbent, Mel Brooks, Stanley Tucci, Amanda Bynes, Greg Kinnear
Rodney Copperbottom (Ewan McGregor) has always been put together since birth from second hand parts but that didn’t matter to him because BigWeld Corporation’s owner Bigweld’s motto was the centre for his life “you can shine no matter what you’re made of”. When he finally invents something worthwhile and wants to take it to the big city, he meets the Rusties and eventually learn that Bigweld Corporation is no longer run by Bigweld but by Ratchet and his mom, Madam Gasket who wants the robot world to live on solely new parts and trash all the second hand ones. With the help of Rusties, Rodney tries to find a way to change things back to the way they were before they are disposed as well.
Robots is a fun sci-fi animation full of quirky puns and all of laughs suitable for the whole family. The concept and the story is simple but very entertaining which is exactly what an animation should be. The animation itself is colorful and very engaging. There’s one part that I absolutely love no matter how many times I watch this which makes transport from point A to B feel like an absolutely crazy roller coaster ride. I always wonder how that would feel watching it on the big screen.
On top of that, the vocal talents are all over the board here. It is full of some pretty big names. One of the best would have to be Robin Williams in the voice of Fender who is something like the leader of the Rusties and his sister is voiced by Amanda Bynes, who I may feel like always has the same role in real life movies but does very good in the animation. Rodney is voiced by Ewan McGregor who is also a pretty good actor to begin with and without going further, just one look at the voice cast up there and its just full of impressive talent. Just tons of people that I love.
Besides that, what makes me love any sort of animation even more is the message its sending, especially when its targeted to little kids. Robots is filled with an encouraging and motivating positive message embedded in a simple story line. It has some nice heartfelt moments and builds it enough for us to love the characters, especially Rodney and Fender. Robots is an outstanding sci-fi animation, that’s really what I’m trying to say so if you haven’t seen it, what are you waiting for? 😉