This is an animated one, so I won’t review directing and acting, since I think a rule of animated work is that the voice acting HAS to be perfect, and it typically is, and also since I don’t think there is much to animated directing (I’m sure there is, but I haven’t taken that class just yet at University).
With the help of his misfit mechanical friends, a small town robot named Rodney embarks on the adventure of a lifetime as he heads for the big city to pursue his dreams– and ultimately proves that anyone can shine no matter what they’re made of.
Wow, can’t you just see the movie in your mind with such a detailed description?! No offense to the writer, but let’s try again.
Rodney wants to be an inventor for a large robotics company. He hopes to become successful so that he can repay his parents kindness and help to give them a better life. Upon arriving in robot city Rodney sees just how cruel things have become for robots like him- poor. The owner of the robotics company has gone into seclusion, leaving his company to the evil and ambitious VP.
Rodney is laughed out of the company for his ideas and is thrown out on the street, where he ends up meeting a cast of misfits and odd robots. The VP, he learns, plans to use machines to scour the city and collect poor and broken robots, turning them into scrap metal. Rodney must stop this plan and help to save his new friends and family.
The cast for this movie is really great. Other than Ewan McGregor (Rodney) you will hear Halle Berry, Greg Kinnear, Mel Brooks (but don’t hold that against the movie), Amanda Bynes, Drew Carey, Jim Broadbent and Robin Williams. I like all-star casts in movies, at least when they are mostly A-list. So many actors don’t tend to get together for crap films (though I know it is all about the paycheck anyways.
I don’t like to rate animated directing. I know it’s probably just as difficult if not more so as directing real-life movies. It’s just that I think for the most part all animated films look the same- very direct and flat, easy for kids to follow and all that jazz.
This is a good movie for kids. The plot is easy but enjoyable, and visually it is a very creative film. I really love watching the backgrounds, it’s nice ^^
Sorry my animated reviews are always kind of flat, after plot I don’t really have anything to rate (unless there is a problem).