Eric H. told me to see "Robots" today because it was going to win some Academy Awards just like "The Incredibles." I don't doubt that, but I'm lukewarm on animation on a good day. I much prefer a good shoot 'em up.
I got my wish with this latest Bruce Willis plays a cop with a past that must rise to the occasion and save the day movie. "Hostage" is very intense. I watched most of the movie with my hands clasped in my lap and sitting erect in my chair. Hands were slightly sweating and I developed minor pit action about halfway through the movie. I was drained and unsteady in my gait as I exited Loew's Theatre #17. Director Florent Siri keeps the action and suspense popping from scene to scene with enough twists and bad guys that one might profit from a scorecard.
If you can't stand a lot of blood, guts, cruelty, and death, then go see "Robots." Here's the basic plot: three young men looking to steal a Cadillac Escalade from a rich guy with a swanky house in the hills of California; things go awry and before you can say "Fargo" we have a bloody hostage situation with small town Chief Jeff Talley (Willis) trying to negotiate with these knuckleheads to release the family being held hostage. But wait there' more...a lot more. This movie is very well done. Go see it unless you're an animation sissy. Rock 'n Roll.