From the creators of Ice Age comes the animated film Robots. In a world of mechanical beings, Rodney Copperbottom (voice by Ewan McGregor) is a robot inventor who has only two dreams. One is to make the world a better place and the second is to go to Robot City and meet his idol and the master inventor Bigweld (voice by Mel Brooks). When Rodney arrives in Robot City he discovers that Bigweld has been muscled out by a greedy CEO named Fineas T. Ratchet (voice by Greg Kinnear). Ratchet claims it’s more profitable to stop making spare replacements parts for the robots and melt down the old ones for new upgrades. If I was a robot I would be looking for upgrades in the eye department. Rodney meets and is smitten by a beautiful executive robot named Cathy (voice by Halle Berry) who helps him locate Bigweld and encourages him to fight Ratchet for control of Robot City. Rodney also receives help from a group of misfit robots called the Rusties lead by Fender (voice by Robin Williams), Piper (voice by Amanda Bynes) and Crank (voice by Drew Carey). This film is fast paced, full of action and visually stunning with plenty of colors. (For those who have vision.) Unfortunately, it has the same old recycled theme, it’s not very funny and in fact without Robin Williams lending his voice and his impromptu humor, it probably would be dull. There was also a lack of connection with the main character Rodney – but who cares. Kids will drag their parents to the theater to see this movie and then watch it a million times when it comes out on DVD. Okay I exaggerated, maybe only a half a million. This is 90 minutes of fun for the kids and I’m giving it a C+ rating.
This movie has been given a PG rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.