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In The Mitchells vs. The Machines, Olivia Colman channels a psycho Siri

Don’t mess with the Mitchells. You wouldn’t want to upset Olivia Colman, especially when she’s got a robot army on her side. The Oscar-winning star lends her voice to an apocalyptically angry algorithm in The Mitchells vs. The Machines , a new cartoon caper on Netflix now.

Co-produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the men behind Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and the Lego Movies , The Mitchells vs. The Machines is a madcap romp through a robot apocalypse led by a smartphone personal assistant who’s had enough. This is what could happen if Siri got tired of being poked, swiped and dropped down the toilet.

Caught up in the disruption to cinema schedules caused by the pandemic , this animated family film was briefly known as Connected. Fortunately, that eye-rollingly generic title went out the window, and for the Netflix release date it’s returned to the much more quirkily distinctive The Mitchells vs. The Machines — which is fitting for a film that’s all about letting your freak flag fly.

From Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Fritz Lang’s Metropolis to Black Mirror, the increasing role of technology in our lives has always been a source of […]

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