Netflix’s mind-bending and enthusiastic anthology series Love, Death & Robots just recently went back to provide a brand-new set of aesthetically sensational and ingenious stories. Volume 3 continued the series’ custom of dispensing fresh, initial tales that can make you laugh or shudder in worry. Love, Death, & Robots continuously raises the bar for visionary storytelling and eye-dazzling animation with its most current set of stories.
From a story about an astronaut’s trippy and mental trek through a separated world to a rainy tale of betrayal, scary, and frightening crabs, Volume 3 uses a lot of stories fans don’t wish to miss out on, including the return of a fan-favorite trio of sightseeing robotics and director David Fincher at the helm among the shorts. So, without more ado, it’s time to see where each short in Love, Death, & Robots: Volume 3 compares to one another.
9) “The Very Pulse of the Machine”
It’s constantly revitalizing to see a Love, Death, & Robots animated episode that isn’t CG, and “The Very Pulse of the Machine” showcases some psychedelic sci-fi visuals within its cerebral story.
The imaginary phenomenon for astronaut Martha Kivelson (voiced by Mackenzie Davis), as she utilizes medical drugs to endure her trek throughout a desolate world, is aesthetically enchanting and sort of scary with the removed voice that haunts her as she goes. The method the episode blurs the lines of truth is excellent, however the more philosophical story and styles inconvenience to remain engaged through all its trippy moments.
“Swarm” is a sensational sci-fi tale about aliens turning the tables on people with terrible conclusions, a staple for Love, Death, & Robots.
The episode looks into 2 human researchers studying a strange alien types called the Swarm to develop a subservient army of animals that people can manage, resulting in unanticipated threats. It’s a story that can strike the exact same beats as other cautionary tales about humankind’s mission for power in deep space. Still, its terrible twist is very unforgettable, and the CG animation produces some strong Avatar vibes.
Animation studio pinkman.tv crafted among Love, Death, & Robots’ most respected stories back in Volume 1 with “The Witness.” They return with another hypnotic, distorted tale with “Jibaro.”
“Jibaro” showcases pinkman.tv’s signature hyperrealistic CG animation through an aesthetically interesting bout in between a deaf knight and an alarmingly mystical siren. Although a few of “Jibaro’s” stylistic aspirations in regards to its visual storytelling and sound style can be hard to comprehend, it’s certainly another sensational story from pinkman.tv that includes some jaw-dropping delights and action along with an appealing main battle in between 2 special characters.
6) “Kill Team Kill”
“Kill Team Kill” is the animated adult action/comedy you didn’t understand you desired. It follows a group of funny gun-toting soldiers as a cybernetic, kill-hungry bear hinders their objective.
The group’s meathead-type humor may get old sometimes, however its excellent ensemble voice cast of Joel McHale, Seth Green, Gabriel Luna, and more make it a funny trip. The animated carnage has lots of wild bloodshed and eliminates that are hilariously over-the-top and quite stunning.
5) “In Vaulted Halls Entombed”
Although “In Vaulted Halls Entombed” does experiment with the concept that’s quite typical for the series (a group of soldiers makes some terrible discoveries on an objective), the scaries it uses are far from regular.
The scary animals that gradually annihilate the group of soldiers are little however terrifying, and the last location in their journey seems like they’ve gotten in a Doom level in the best method possible. The ending is particularly haunting with how disturbingly gruesome it is. Likewise, “In Vaulted Halls Entombed” includes an excellent lead cast with the similarity Joe Manganiello, Christian Serratos, and Jai Courtney, raising the episodes scary.
4) “Three Robots: Exit Strategies”
Love, Death, & Robots provides its very first follow up story as it sees the fan-favorite trio of robotics from Volume 1 return in “Three Robots: Exit Strategies.”
This episode sees the trio of sightseeing robotics continue to do more research study and take a look at what took place to people in a post-apocalyptic setting. While “Exit Strategies” may not be as amusing as the initial short, the comical magic of this trio is still there, and it’s enjoyable to see their satirical handles how humankind damaged themselves.
3) “Night of the Mini Dead”
With directors like Deadpools Tim Miller and Sonic the Hedgehogs Jeff Fowler helming “Night of the Mini Dead,” a small and funny tribute to George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, it rapidly snatches your attention with its disorderly hilarity.
“Night of the Mini Dead” essentially lets audiences watch a little zombie break out unfold, and its filled with hilariously bloody mayhem and blink-and-you’ll-miss-it nods that’ll please any audience. Likewise, if you desire more funny, switch on subtitles to see some amusing lines included.
2) “Bad Traveling”
“Bad Traveling” is a slow-burning tale of betrayal and shellfish scary set on a dark rainy sea trip helmed by director David Fincher.
As a team tries to find out what to do about a massive flesh-eating crab that’s come aboard their ship, there’s this slow-building environment of deceit that forms, evaluating the morality of the team and keeping you on your toes. Fincher provides some crucial delights with each scene that leaves surprised with its twists and turns and some chilling scaries thanks to its main crab villain.
1) “Mason’s Rats”
“Mason’s Rats” provides a best mix of what Love, Death, & Robots’ stories can use with a bloody, darkly comic, and remarkably warm, clearly animated story.
The episode takes audiences into a near-future Scotland where farmer Mason (voiced by Craig Ferguson) handle a significant rat issue in his barn, which results in a full-scale war. Their dispute actually intensifies to a bloody and remarkably gruesome war that’s funny and traumatic, and the method it ultimately deals with is excellent heartfelt character composing at its finest. It’s part wholesome, part shockingly violent, however completely a remarkable little story that strikes a terrific variety of feeling.