Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers do a good job of controlling the unruly youngsters, until they go too far and some ...
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Robot teachers have been secretly placed in the schools where the students have run riot. The teachers do a good job of controlling the unruly youngsters, until they go too far and some students get suspicious.Written by
It compensates for a sub-par budget surprisingly well, it also manages to become semi-prophetic and very much an cult classic. Watching it back in 1990, I can understand why people would dislike it, the acting by the robots and Malcolm McDowell in particular is, well, corny. And at that time, the plot was a stretch -- but today? Well, it's still a stretch, but now with school shootings and school violence on the rise, maybe we're missing the point. Maybe in all it's misses, this film actually hit something..
Anyways, it's one of the first films with the new design for the Ford Taurus, so look out for that. I guess they thought it looked 'futuristic' or 'fresh'. The style is very late-80's if you had to stamp a time period on it. but they do a decent job of making it look futuristic. Thank god there were not flying cars! Oh, and the Seattle landscapes look nothing like Seattle, I think they used Tokyo cityscapes for some of the scenes. To make a long story short, it's interesting, mostly fun to watch, and you'll laugh, even when they're trying to be serious. B+
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