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  • Nov 28, 2005
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My family watched this once it came out on DVD. My daughter, (6 years old at the time), enjoyed it but my son, (3 years old at the time), didn't seat still enough to enjoy it like he does with "Ice Age". This movie was pretty good in my opinion but not the best. It just doesn't hold up compared to other animated features of our time, whether from Pixar, DreamWorks or even Japanese animation. The jokes are mostly aimed at children and Robots lacks the many pop culture references or adult jokes that Shrek or Pixar releases had. But it has a good cast of people including Ewan McGregor, Hale Berry and, of course, Robin Williams. There are also some nice action sequences that made me smile.

Having been created by the team that brought us Ice Age, Robots injects some similar mechanics. In Ice Age we had Scrat (who returned in a preview for Ice Age 2...poor Scrat, so funny) and in Robots we have Rodney's washing machine assistant, a small flying robot Rodney created to help his father. He adds some funny scenes to the mix in a lovable way that Scrat and his eternal quest for the acorn did it was cute. "Robots" is a worthy effort, but falls short of becoming true classic. Don't be surprise if this DVD is rarely picked out by your kids when it comes to Movie time.

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