‘Love, Death + Robots’ Episode 15 Review: “Blind Spot” Advanced thieves.

March 15, 2019
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, TV, TV Reviews
2.5

Summary

Love, Death + Robots Episode 15, “Blind Spot”, has the right idea in mind in terms of story, but it feels a little underwhelming.

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2.5

Summary

Love, Death + Robots Episode 15, “Blind Spot”, has the right idea in mind in terms of story, but it feels a little underwhelming.

Love, Death + Robots is a Netflix Anthology series created by Tim Miller and David Fincher. Here is the review for Episode 15, “Blind Spot”, which will contain spoilers. You can read the spoiler-free review of the entire series by clicking these words. You can check out our archive for reviews of each episode by clicking these words.


The whole point of the animated story “Blind Spot” is to detail a group of cyborg thieves that are attempting to do a high-speed heist in a heavily armoured convoy. The premise for the short 7-minute story feels exciting, but unfortunately, it is a little underwhelming – resorting to straightforward dialogue and rushed action sequences.

The chemistry between the characters is okay although rather simple. They all seem to have this family connection about them as they head to their potential deaths while trying to blow an entrance, using a blind spot to set the charges. But once it gets stuck into the real action, it becomes less about the story, and more about how cool Love, Death + Robots can make the robots look, with various explosions. It reminded me of my days waking up to Cartoon Network, where a series was constant action splashed across the screen. The only issue is, I’m not 11 anymore, and in a genuinely consistent series so far, I seem to have found a weak link – “Blind Spot” feels more a filler to make up the number of chapters than a serious undertaking.

“Blind Spot” is okay in terms of its animation, and the ending is sweet and charming. Despite the heist succeeding, only one of the cyborgs remain. However, before each mission, they download and store their brains so they can come back in true “robot spirits” so they can always remain with each other. The ending is probably the best part about “Blind Spot”.

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