What is there to say about this gem? Somehow, some way, everyone on the face of Earth I’ve talked to has seen this, and for good reason. I’ve easily rewatched this movie somewhere into the double digits since childhood. This makes it quite scary coming back to it now as a sort-of adult. But even now, Robots is a childhood classic and is chock full of everything a kid’s movie needs. It’s an all-star cast, from Ewan McGregor to the late Robin Williams, with bouncy and colourful animation and some of the most bonkers scenes shown on screen. I have never been more in awe with a two robot ballet against a foot. There’s no comparing the high speed race through a transportation ball. And how can I not mention the glorious final battle?
This movie is a barrel full of surprises at every turn while being a hilarious joy ride, with dirty jokes littered throughout. It’s fun for the whole family, and I for sure remember all the times glued to the screen at seven years old. Robots is also a very easy movie to digest. You can flick this on at any time and rewatch it into oblivion, with how light-hearted and charming it is. Rodney’s journey to success is nothing new, but satisfying enough to be joyful, and dare I say inspiring. So why not give yourself a treat and pop this on? Because, yeah, it’s exactly as good as you remember.
“Hit me baby one more time.”