Review: “The Mitchells Vs. The Machines”

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Blake Howard

“The Mitchells Vs. The Machines” is a glorious and heartfelt story of the unlikely family pitted against a phone update turned Skynet-style AI. Writer/directors Michael Rianda and Jeff Rowe (“Gravity Falls”) have answered one of the greatest hypotheticals: what if John Carpenter and “Starship Troopers”-era Paul Verhoeven got the keys to the animation studios responsible for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse”?

The story begins with a glimpse of the impending A.I event before taking a moment to introduce

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