Not a bad episode, though certainly not among the best. It’s brought down by an extended stay in the Uncanny Valley (some of the CGI of Samira Wiley’s face is just…not good) and a story that seems a bit contradictory at times. If you’re a fan of aerial combat (the warplanes in this episode, which […]
Helping Hand is a bit of a joke, and I mean that in the best possible way. It’s a study in what can go wrong in a given situation, and when things go wrong, they GO WRONG. It’s also a story about survival, and about one person will do to stay alive under remarkable odds.
Not a terrible episode, but a very ‘Meh’ one–which is in it’s way worse because at least terrible had the potential to be pretty horrific, as these scenes from The Stuff (1985) illustrate . When The Yogurt Took Over feels more like visual wallpaper: It’s interesting to look at but when all is said and […]
Sucker of Souls, the fifth episode of Love, Death + Robots, is a lot of fun. Traditional drawn animation, as opposed to CGI, it’s pretty refreshing to see. And the thing is, I’m not a fan of this particular style of animation, though seeing it presented among, so-far, an entirely CGI field makes it pretty […]
Suits is a great episode and if it doesn’t end up ranking among the best I’ll be genuinely shocked. Written by Tim Miller, it’s a love letter to what I imagine are his favorite movies, like Aliens and Starship Troopers. Though what I find most interesting is the animation style–which is very warm and inviting–and […]
This is a particularly clever episode. Take a little The Terminator, add a dash of Wall-E and take a light dusting of The Ghost And the Darkness (?), and you get Three Robots. It’s also fun, and I like the tonal shift. Another good thing is that there are no human characters, so we get […]
Netflix recently launched a new anthology series, Love, Death + Robots, that revolves around–if the first episode is any indication–a dystopian world. In the premiere episode, Sonnie’s Edge, we meet Sonnie, who’s the best beast fighter around. Someone offers her hundreds of thousands of dollars to lose a match, which she refuses. But when you […]