No-Spoiler Review: Love, Death & Robots (Netflix)

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It’s been a hot minute since I actually watched this one, but in the spirit of catching up on all the reviews I’ve fallen behind on, let’s do this! Before we get too far into this review, let me just start by saying this collection of (mostly) animated shorts is fully loaded with nudity (both male and female), loads of violence, blood and gore, profanity, horrific monsters and aliens, and sexually explicit content pretty much the whole way through. We’re talking lots of boobies and floppy wieners, guys, so if that bothers you, I’d keep on scrolling through your Netflix options. πŸ˜‰

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To give you an idea of what you’re in store for with Love, Death & Robots, I’ll give you a fun fact about the series. It was originally intended to be a theatrical rehaul of Heavy Metal. For whatever reason, this did not come to fruition so instead we wound up with 18 original shorts with unique animation styles and stories, most of which I really enjoyed. πŸ™‚ Much like Heavy Metal, the stories often run in the genres of science fiction, horror and comedy. The animation is fantastic, with some of it being a more simplistic 2D style and some of it being so convincing it might take a couple minutes of watching it to realize it isn’t live action. Some of the shorts feel complete and others leave you wanting more because the possibilities it leaves you with are so endless.

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A humorous trio of robot tourists exploring the ruins of a post-apocalyptic city, werewolf soldiers and other shapeshifters galore, farmers with mech suits who gotta protect themselves and their cows from insect-like aliens, and a haunted desert where the ghosts aren’t your typical human spirits make up only a sampling of what you have to look forward to with this collection of tales. Some were definitely better than others, but overall I enjoyed watching most of them. Plus, if you’re not digging one, fret not because they’re all pretty short. πŸ˜‰ This is absolutely not for kids, and honestly probably not even for some adults. (Trigger Warnings galore for this anthology, just sayin’.)

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If you’re a fan of exploring different animation styles and entertainment in the vein of Heavy Metal, it’s definitely worth binging your way through the anthology. Science Fiction and Horror with a dash of Comedy are the dominating genres in this series. I enjoyed most of the animated tales myself, but I could certainly see it not being everyone’s cup of tea. Most of them all brought something cool and interesting to the table, be it the animation style, plot, or characters, but I gotta give a special shout-out to my favorite (and also my LEAST favorite) stories.

My pick for the top 3 stories I enjoyed (in no particular order) would have to be:

  1. Sonnie’s Edge
  2. Three Robots
  3. Shape-Shifters

And my pick for my LEAST favorite 3 of the series, also in no particular order are:

  1. Alternate Histories
  2. Ice Age
  3. When the Yogurt Took Over

What about you guys? Anyone give this one a watch? What did you think? πŸ™‚

18 thoughts on “No-Spoiler Review: Love, Death & Robots (Netflix)”

  1. I’ve seen a few of them. They are good with a but… some of the scenes seemn to be done only to appeal to a certain audience that I wouldn’t want to be associated with… probably says more about me really….

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Yeah, I get what you’re saying completely. πŸ™‚ I’ve watched/read other things that do the same thing and it has bothered me to the point of giving up on them, but it didn’t bother me for the most part with this for some reason. I think because I was expecting it due to it originally being intended to be a Heavy Metal rehaul.

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  2. Sonnie’s Edge has to be my favourite for all its plot twists hahaha But I love the different animations in each of the episodes, especially those that were so detailed that they almost looked human! But the yogourt one, although super short, it was a bit too odd, and so probably the worse of the bunch hahahh

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    1. I agree, I wasn’t a fan of the yogurt one whatsoever. Glad it wasn’t just me! lol
      And yeah, Sonnie’s Edge definitely had lots of good surprises. I guess Netflix had different orders the stories played in for different viewers, so that one was the first one I watched and it really set the pace and made me excited to see what other stories they had. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yeah, it’s got a really wide range of stories which was really nice. Even the ones I didn’t like were at least short enough that it wasn’t a big deal. I never actually watched the Animatrix. I should probably fix that one of these days! lol Hope you enjoy Love, Death & Robots when you give it a go! ❀

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