2005 / in-flight

SF elements

robot world


[DVD sleeve]
[dish washers]

Rodney Copperbottom is a mild-mannered robot, whose dream is to go to the big city and be an inventor. But when he gets there, he discovers that his hero has been sidelined by an evil corporate robot, out to exploit the masses by replacing cheap spare parts with expensive upgrades. [misfit friends] He and a group of misfit friends rally together to save their world.

This is a clever and funny animated story. The plot is the classic "simple farmboy goes to the big city and saves the world", but it is all the little details that make the difference. The characters of the various robots, the transposition of everyday life details to a mechanical analogue, the gags, the superb animation, the dominoes: it all works.

Rating: 3

[ unmissable | great stuff | worth watching | mind candy | waste of time | unfinishable ]

reviewed 24 June 2005