So, Robots. This movie is an...interesting case. I mean, it's not good, but...Well...Let's see. So this is a movie about, well, robots and...Goddamn it it's bad. Like, it's...not good. So this is another one of those movies that seems to rely on pop culture references for its humor. Yeah, off to a great start. They're not even well-executed, it's just slam-bam thank you media and off to Grandmother's house we go. So, against my better judgement, let's have a look-see. Let's start with the good points. If you've read the tv tropes page, you already know the plot, and I have to say, this was a good idea. It just feels like an idea better suited for a more adult movie, where it could be played out more, and we could be shown a deep exploration of falling from fame and the value of hum-er, robot life. It's also certainly a movie that LOOKS nice, I'll give it that- the CGI is used really well in my opinion. But... Then we have the other parts of it. First, there's the aforementioned pop culture references, which feel really forced and awkward. There's one scene where Robin Williams' character needs to clear out a bunch of robots around him, which he does by DOING A BRITNEY SPEARS PERFORMANCE IN A COMPLETELY OUT OF PLACE REFERENCE. This is unseemly. Which reminds me: ROBIN WILLIAMS IN THIS MOOOOOVIEEEEEEEEEE Eeeeeeeeohgooooooooodddddd
..... WHAT HAPPENED?! He's a good comedian, he's a good actor, WHY'S HE IN IT?! Ok... I've calmed down. Overall, the jokes fall flat, the casting is eh... and...JESUS THIS IS BAD! DON'T SEE IT! ...That's all.