Vermin are invading forces, and Mason decides, with them escalating things, he is going to match their energy and surpass them.


Director(s) Carlos Stevens
Screenplay By Joe Abercrombie
Date Released (Netflix) 5/20/2022
Genre(s) Action, Sci-Fi, Animation, War
Duration 9 Minutes
Content Rating TV-MA
Noted Cast
Mason Craig Ferguson

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Film Summary

Mason is a simple farmer who, naturally, has a rat problem. However, with his rats evolving and now having weapons, he goes from having a cat and shotgun to military-grade equipment. But seeing them massacred as they are, could that lead to a change of heart or a problem solved?

Things To Note

  • Reason(s) for Film Rating: Cursing (Yes), Violence (Utter brutalization of animals), Miscellaneous (Drinking)

Character Descriptions

Please Note: This character guide is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, and character descriptions may contain what can be considered spoilers.

Mason

Mason is just a simple man working a farm who doesn’t want rats messing with his crops and his money.

Review

Highlights

You Wishing It Was A Longer Battle, Featuring Both Sides

Everything is pretty much from Mason’s perspective. He has a problem, he purchases a solution, and the solution gives the rats a run for their money. Unfortunately, you don’t see the rats’ side. You don’t see them evolving to the point of being able to fight back. Most of the battles you don’t see, you just see the end result with mutilated bodies. There are missed opportunities, but you will find yourself fully engaged for the complete 9 minutes, even with the battle being mostly one-sided.

Overall

Our Rating: Positive (Worth Seeing)Recommended

It seems like Love Death + Robots wanted to save some of its best for last, as Mason’s Rats shows.

Who Is This For?

Those who hate vermin and want to see them get hurt.

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Ratings

  • Recommended: Some of the best-seen movies we have ever watched and mentioned to friends, family, and strangers as films that need to be seen.
  • Positive (Worth Seeing): Whether you’ll have to go to the movies, download, or stream, movies of this category are worth your time and money with few, if any, qualms from us.
  • Mixed (Divisive): Due to this movie having a few quirks, of which may work for some and for others be a problem, we believe your enjoyment of this movie will depend on your taste.
  • Negative (Acquired Taste): While one or two elements kept us going until the end, unfortunately, we’re of the opinion this film never reached the potential it was marketed to have.

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Mason (Craig Ferguson) readying for another day of battle with rats
Love Death + Robots: Mason’s Rats (2022) – Review/ Summary (with Spoilers)
Overall
Mason's Rats is another enjoyable entry into Volume III of Love Death + Robots, alongside another entry you'd wish got expanded.
Highlights
You Wishing It Was A Longer Battle, Featuring Both Sides
Disputable
85


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