Mitchells vs the machines sos

Varsity Cinema Des Moines, IA


Amy Letter

Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Drake University

The Mitchells vs the Machines— What must humans be, to beat the machines?

Things to look for — in the film and beyond! — showing how (in stories at least!) humans can preserve humanity in the face of the machines.

Varsity Cinema Des Moines, IA

Film Synopsis

A quirky, dysfunctional family's road trip is upended when they find themselves in the middle of the robot apocalypse and suddenly become humanity's unlikeliest last hope.

    Young Katie Mitchell embarks on a road trip with her proud parents, younger brother and beloved dog to start her first year at film school. But their plans to bond as a family soon get interrupted when the world's electronic devices come to life to stage an uprising. With help from two friendly robots, the Mitchells must now come together to save one another -- and the planet -- from the new technological revolution.

    Photo credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment