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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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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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The Deep Scanner machine, with it's tentacle-like pipes, resembles the main monster from the film 'Grabbers'. Jon wright, director of Robot Overlords, previously directed Grabbers. See more »


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A pretty Good and entertaining Science Fiction Flick.
28 January 2015 | by (UAE) – See all my reviews

Robot Overlords is the story of Planet Earth being conquered by robots from another galaxy and the human survivors must stay in their homes, or risk incineration. A small group of kids discovered a way to switch of the tracking mechanism by power shocks so they can sneak around without detection. In the beginning they use this for a bit of fun before beginning to take on the faith of human uprising, gathering the adults and working together to take down the big enemy and its human supporters.

Since I had seen the first Trailer of this some time ago on another Premiere screening I was really looking forward to see this movie. Of course cast names like Sir Ben Kingsley or Gillian Anderson pull viewers on this flick, but it is the youngsters like the Australian Callan McAuliffe or Ella Hunt who in the end positively surprise in their roles.

During the Movie we learn that the Robots are trying to learn from the humans and some humans are helping them with this task guided by Mediators of the Robots. Sir Ben Kingsley as a supporter of the Robots who in the final loses importance to them and gets killed as well plays his role as eccentric collaborator brilliantly. He is just cool as the rather careless bad guy.

Gillian Anderson in the role of the former Teacher and Mother was surprising different as known from other movies I remember to have watched with her. I really hope to see more movies with her on the big screen in the future or even better a comeback of the X-Files. I really liked the story and how it developed despite some scenes were easy to precast. The Scenic views of some scenes are incredible, loved the wide forests, maybe because here in the sand pit you do not see these things. Australian actor Callan McAuliffe was as well very good and the movie had even the one or other comedic moment like when Sean controls the robot and makes him do stupid poses.

Verdict: It is surely not the best Science Fiction movie ever created, but that is not the aim anyways. I found the movie pretty cool. I would have loved to have more information on how this all happened and the Robots conquered earth, but well. If you like Science Fiction movies than Robot Overlords is certainly one to watch and be entertained.

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