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Smash and Grab (2019)

After years of toiling away inside the engine room of a towering locomotive, two antiquated robots will risk everything for freedom and for each other.

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After years of toiling away inside the engine room of a towering locomotive, two antiquated robots will risk everything for freedom and for each other.

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Rated PG for some mild action

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11 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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The fourth Pixar short film to be rated PG by the MPAA, after Party Central (2014), Sanjay's Super Team (2015) and Purl (2018). See more »

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Simpsons Theme
From The Simpsons (1989)
Written by Alf Clausen
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp.
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Great animation....but the story left me flat
26 February 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Before I get to the heart of this review, I should mention that I was not a huge fan of "Wall-E", the CGI movie from Pixar that came out over a decade ago. While the animation was lovely, the story seemed contrived. Here with "Smash and Grab" the story has many of the same problems...and felt even less satisfying even though the animation is amazing.

The story is set in a sci-fi future where there are sleek trains and floating cities. Inside one of the train are some robots that are tethered inside and made to work. When the two of them break out, they are pursued by robots determined to destroy them.

The story gets no deeper than this and the notion of me caring about non-sentient robots left me cold. I just didn't care about the story and felt the film was trying to manipulate me into caring...but I never did. Besides, if you think about it, the one robot probably killed an entire train filled with people...and I am supposed to be rooting for it?? Overall, a poor story with exquisite animation.


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