At a glance
Robots (2005) is a visually pleasing and entertaining film. It sets in an entirely mechanical world, where each and every robot is unique in their own ways. This film, the second by Blue Sky Studios is certainly way way way finer than the first Ice Age film. They should have been rewarded a most improved studio kind of award!
It's the story of Rodney Copperbottom, a small-town robot with big dreams and a big talent for inventing. Inspired by Bigweld, the greatest robot inventor in the world, Rodney sets off to Robot City ready to make his mark. But once he arrives, Bigweld is nowhere to be found and nothing is quite how he imagined. Along with the help of some quirky mechanical friends, Rodney must find out what he's really made of and tweak his dreams into a working reality.
I loved the concept and visuals, it is quite entertaining to watch as a whole as it is mechanically gorgeous but in terms of story and character creations, it is a little...lacking. For example, I did not know there was a specific love interest for the main character until I read up on it cause I don't see any obvious chemistry or hint. *lol*
Nonetheless, the film does have an inspiring message and there are some scenes in the film that left me dumbfounded; their version of baby making is hilarious and the fast paced Robot City's cross town express is surely epic. Hence, don't be fooled by the movie poster; the animation is much vivider and livelier than it looks. At first I thought it might be boring but boy, I was wrong!
Who will like this?
This film is quite artsy but generally robots and androids lovers will like this!
Details of the movie
Director: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
Producer: Jerry Davis, William Joyce, John C. Donkin
Story: Ron Mita, Jim McClain, David Lindsay-Abaire
Screenplay: David Lindsay-Abaire, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Lorne Orleans
Cinematography: Not sure.
Music: John Powell
Studio: Blue Sky Studios
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Mel Brooks, Amanda Bynes, Drew Carey, Robin Williams
Full Credit: [IMDb]
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Country: United States
Genre: Adventure Comedy Comic Sci-Fi
Running time: 91 mins
Budget: USD 75,000,000 est.
Box office: USD 260,718,330 est.