The Robin Williams Blogathon 2018 – Robots (2005)


This is my 1st of 3 reviews for the Robin Williams Blogathon 2018 being hosted by Gill of WeegieMidget and Crystal from In Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood.

Tnx for letting me partake ladies!

“Well, good luck in the big city. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere, and if you can’t make it here, welcome to the club. ” – Fender

Number of Times Seen – 1 (28 Jan 2018)

Brief Synopsis – An aspiring robot inventor travels to the big city to fulfill his dreams yet instead must deal with a ruthless head of a robotic company that wants to get rid of all of the old robotic models.

My Take on it – This is a film that I’m surprised that I never got around to seeing before especially when one reads the list of talented actors who loaned their voices to this film.

The story itself is a nice one despite not being so original besides the fact that this all takes place in a world populated solely by robots.

Even with a voice cast that includes Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Greg Kinear, Mel Brooks, Drew Carey, Paul Giamatti, Amanda Bynes, Jim Broadbent, Stanley Tucci, Dianne Wiest and Robin Williams, this film has trouble making itself better than average.

The inclusion of Robin Williams was a smart one since he is largely known for his ability to ad-lib (even in animated roles) that helps make his character quite memorable besides hilarious.

Bottom Line – Mediocre film that has a nice idea that just doesn’t pan out as well as one would hope. The voice cast is spectacular but even with those names tacked to the film, they can’t help raise this film to a higher level than average.  Williams stand out here as the funniest and most memorable character largely due to his innate ability to ad-lib so much.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The filmmakers wanted the music score to sound like it was recorded by the “Robot Philharmonic”. To that effect, they hired performance artists Blue Man Group, known for performing on musical instruments made from industrial piping and other found objects, to do special percussion effects. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

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