What The Hell Is Going On In Love, Death + Robots

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Later this week, David Fincher's Love, Death + Robots will launch on Australian Netflix. And so far, we know the series features the following: mechs with lasers, a mix of CGI animation and 2.5D art, militarised werewolves, what looks like cage fighting between aliens, animated tanks, Halo-style soldiers running from crashes, and some Ghost in the Shell-esque androids.

What the hell is this series?

Love, Death + Robots is a series of 18 standalone animated shorts, produced by David Fincher and Tim Miller. The first third of those shorts were screened at a SXSW session recently, and from those attending it's shaping up to be a fairly gruesome series.

The whole series will take you just over three hours to binge, although there's no narrative tissue between any of the episodes. Reactions from critics have also indicated that the anthology as a whole is a bit hit and miss, but there are enough solid individual chapters to make it worth the watch.

If anything, it seems like Love, Death + Robots is really more a showcase of animation styles than trying to highlight a particular story through animation. That'll probably be worth the watch for anime fans, but we'll get a better idea of how it all holds up come Friday.


Comments

    So like the animatrix but with out a shared universe to even tangentially link the episodes? or are they linked by theme as opposed to world/universe? Ill give it a watch either way.

      So like the animatrix but with out a shared universe Loved animatrix, I thought it was a great experiment at the time and always respected it for that. It would be nice if others tried a similar experiment with other IP's just to see what could eventuate.

      Ill give it a watch either way Same. At ~10 mins per ep (18 eps over 3 hours), it looks like a good time filler if nothing else.

        Loved animatrix, I thought it was a great experiment at the time and always respected it for that. It would be nice if others tried a similar experiment with other IP's just to see what could eventuate.

        Halo Legacy is the only other one I can think of at this point.

          Havent seen that one, will look out for it.

    An author from Bendigo is getting one of short stories adapted in the show.

    I have to say the premise and trailers look pretty awesome, I will definitely be checking it out. I'm currently in the middle of a huge GoT binge so a few things have piled up. Umbrella Academy and Russian Doll also look great.

      Umbrella Academy is a little funky. Stick with it though, its worth watching. Just don't try to follow everything that's happening and trust that it comes together by the end. Which it (mostly) does.

      Russian Doll is next on the list for me.

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