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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Movie Review: Robots (2005)

Today, I am part of Hamlette at Hamlette's Soliloquy, and Quiggy at Midnite Drive-In's Robots in Film Blogathon!
Today, I am going to review one of my favorite movies when I was younger, Robots (2005)! I didn't watch it a lot, but when I did my sister and I would pretend that I was the blue robot (Rodney), because blue is the best color ever, and my sister was the yellow robot (Piper, "Rhymes with viper").

"I've got to say, you aren't making a very good first impression."

Sorry! I'll stop rambling. Here it is:

My guarantee: On ALL of my reviews there are NO spoilers unless I give you warning.

Robots (2005):
"You can shine no matter what you're made of."
Rodney Copperbottom has created an invention, named Wonderbot, that he thinks could help robots (which is, another robot). He travels to Robot City to visit his childhood hero, Bigweld, to see what he thinks of it. But when he gets there he finds that Robot City is a mess: Bigweld is missing, all old parts are being discontinued, and the robots are being forced to buy upgrades, which all look the same so no one is unique. As an inventor he helps by fixing all the robots in need, and finds himself being taken in by a group of friendly, but desperate for parts, robots. He decides that he needs to find Bigweld, and the whole team sets off to find him and stop the evil Ratchet.
"This is where we show what we're made of."
Genre: Comedy, Animated.
Length: approx. 91 minutes.
Costumes: 8, Well, there aren't really costumes here. But, I definitely prefer the old looks to the upgrades!
Script: 7, there is a bad word or two, insulting names/calling people mean names.
"Good luck with your dastardly plans!"
Directed by: Chris Wedge
Produced by: Jerry Davis, William Joyce, John C. Donkin.
Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Ron Mita, Jim McClain, & David Lindsay-Abaire
Ewan McGregor as Rodney Copperbottom. "I want to grow up to be like you."
Robin Williams as Fender Pinwheeler.
Being dramatic, as always.
Amanda Bynes as Piper Pinwheeler.

Mel Brooks as Bigweld.
Greg Kinnear as Phineas T. Ratchet.
Jim Broadbent as Madame Gasket.
Halle Berry as Cappy.
Jennifer Coolidge as Aunt Fanny.
Paul Giamatti as Tim
Drew Carey as Crank Casey.
Harland Williams as Lugnut.
Natasha Lyonne as Loretta Geargrinder.
Stanley Tucci as Herb Copperbottom.
Dianne Wiest as Lydia Copperbottom.
Animation: 8, I don't like a lot of digital animation, but for some reason I've always loved this. Maybe it is because of the way the good characters have really bright colors, and the villains have darker colors, and how that really sets the mood!
Music: 8, "It's a fusion of jazz and funk, I call it junk!" It is really funny, we have a video of my dad and I coming up with the exact same thing even before I saw this!
Music by: John Powell
Quotes: 9, "A dream that you don't fight for can haunt you for the rest of your life."
Notes: They have a lot of references to many other movies including: Star Wars, Singin' in the Rain, & The Wizard of Oz.
Storyline: 6, there are some suggestive things, bathroom jokes, gross things, "smoking", and crude humor. Though it has all of that, it has a really good message of "Never, never, give up."
Overall Score: 7.5!

A big thank you to Hamlette and Quiggy for hosting this! Go check out the other entries HERE.

Have you seen this? What do think? Who is your favorite bot?

Thanks for reading!



  1. I have not seen this, but I've been meaning to for years now. I ought to get it from the library and see if I think my kids would like it. I do love all that vocal talent!

    Thanks for joining the blogathon :-)

    1. As I said, there is some crude humor and things, but overall it is very inspiring! If your kids like robots, then this would probably be fun for them. All the voices are so perfect for the parts, too!

      Thanks for hosting! :-)

  2. I have seen this movie! I haven't seen it for a while. I think I like Rodney the best of the robots. And Fender.


    1. Yes, Rodney and Fender are the best! They are so much fun to watch. They are my favorites, too! Thanks for commenting, Rakayle!

  3. I don't watch near enough cartoons anymore. God I hate getting old. But I still like them. Hope I never outgrow that.

    1. I know I need to watch more, too! Yes, no one should ever outgrow enjoying cartoons!

      Thanks for hosting this!


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