This afternoon I went to see the movie “Robots” at AMC, Festival Walk.
At first, after watching the trailer for this movie I was a bit skeptical whether this will be a good movie to watch, but then I found out that Robin Williams was the voice of one of the robots (“Fender”) I knew it will be good. I was not wrong.
Fortunately, I stuck to my believe of watching the movie in the original language version and not in Cantonese as I mistakenly did with “Madagascar”.
I always believe that animated comedies should be played (or voiced) by professional comedians. In this case, like many of the professionally created animations, the animators modeled the animated characters based on the actors who did the voices. For example, in this movie “Fender” has all the characteristics of Robin Williams and it just would not be the same if I had watched the movie with some Hong Kong actor’s voice.
There are many analogies to the famous movies in the past and situations that most North Americans would relate to. With the latter I do not think the audience of Hong Kong would be able to relate, because of this I do think the non-North Americans around the world will like this movie as much.
Not to be missed
Wait for the DVD
Buy the VCD
Rent it if you can
Waste your time elsewhere