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Robot Overlords (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 3 July 2015 (USA)
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Earth has been conquered by robots from a distant galaxy. Survivors are confined to their houses and must wear electronic implants, risking incineration by robot sentries if they venture outside.

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Alien robots come to Earth and assert their control over humanity. They claim that they only want to observe humanity. They enforce a strict no one allowed outside rule. They implant humans with a device that alerts sentries to anyone who goes outside and if they refuse to comply they are destroyed. They also employ humans to be their proctors. One of these men is Robin Smythe. He tries to get Kate Flynn to be his wife but she still mourns her husband whom Smythe says died. But her son Sean, doesn't believe it. He sends messages out asking anyone who knows anything about his father to tell him. One day he and three young people are fooling around when they discover that they turned off their implant. That's when they go outside and someone answers Sean's message and tells him where his father is. So he goes out to find him But Smythe pursues him and brings his mother as leverage. And when the robots corner Sean he somehow manages to control them. So the Robots are curious why he can ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, sexual references and a crude gesture | See all certifications »

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$21,000,000 (estimated)
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Mediator 452 uses the same voice modulating effects found in the Video Game Portal for the character GlaDOS See more »

Goofs

When Smythe (Ben Kingsley) is shot and falls over a wall an onto a pile of tarps/garbage, a safety cable is briefly seen immediately when the POV changes from the fall to him getting up. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.185 (2013) See more »

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Robots Never Lie
[Performed] by Mat Zo
Written and Produced by Mat Zo (as Matan Zohar)
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A worthwhile Brit Sci-fi pitched at the teen market
3 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

I'm surprised by some of the caustic reviews of Robot Overlords. I can but assume the reviewers missed the memo that explains this film is clearly pitched at a teen audience.

That said, Robot Overlords has enough on offer to prove enjoyable for anyone. Its adopts a softened approach to sci-fi, with the hard core death and destruction found in films like Alien, left on the shelf. What you get instead is a cleverly directed film, that is more reminiscent of Doctor Who or perhaps the Sarah Jane adventures.

The hero is a young teen boy and his friends who, inexplicably, take on an invading army of robots who conquered the armies of earth in short order. The story is not supposed to be taken seriously and instead, represents a fun ride for those willing to accept the limitations imposed, which reflect the ages of the likely target audience.

The acting is good with a strong cast and pretty decent special effects. My advice ignore the negative nellies and give Robot Overlords a go, you won't be disappointed. Seven out of ten from me.


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