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.