Two movies titled Robot(s) enter, only one will leave (with that title) as Herman “OmegaPrime” Davis, David Vitrano, and Robert Rau watch Robin Williams make a sub-Aladdin cartoon — and India’s biggest budgeted movie from 2010 — to see which should be called Robot(s).
The first movie, stars decent talent trying to work around Robin Williams in an animated world dominated by robots. Title-wise, this movie has a lot going for it, since you want to keep things simple for the kids. But, man, is this movie forgettable. Sure, Williams had a gripe with Disney, and any studio would take advantage of this, but he deserved better.
The second movie has much more to offer in every sense of the word. It’s almost three-hours-long; it’s written by, directed by, and features India’s biggest star (Shankar); and it’s tons of fun. You might want to skip over the five musical number breaks, but the rest of the movie is worth it. Robot line dancing, mosquito conversations, naked robot fire rescues: This movie has it all. As for the title, it does lack an entire world of robots, giving the animated movie a slight advantage.
Do either of these films have enough to keep their title, or will they face the wrath of our discerning panel? Listen if you dare.
Do you have an idea or even want to join the “There Can Be Only One” gang at their next viewing party? Email Robert Rau with your movie suggestion, the days you’re free to watch, and how much beer you can bring.
- Director/Producer: Robert Rau
- Executive Producer: Jeremy White