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A.I. Assault (2006)

When a plane carrying a pair of top secret military robots crashes on a deserted Pacific island, a team of Navy seals must find them and turn them off as soon as possible for the longer they are activated, the smarter they become.

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Jim Wynorski (as Jay Andrews)

Writers:

William Langlois (as Bill Monroe), Jim Wynorski
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Credited cast:
Joe Lando ... Major Richard Tunney
Lisa LoCicero ... Susan Foster
Josh Coxx ... Jack McKenna
Blake Gibbons ... Rork
Hudson Leick ... Tiffany Smith
Michael Dorn ... General Buskirk
Bill Mumy ... Major Heath
Alexandra Paul ... Marlon Adams
Robert Picardo ... Doctor John Foster
George Takei ... Major Lane
Tim Thomerson ... Admiral Harrison
Roark Critchlow ... Daryl Cage
John Henry Richardson ... Dr. Trent (as Jay Richardson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mike Baldridge ... Dr. Virgil Finley
John J. Dalesandro John J. Dalesandro ... Shane
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When a plane carrying a pair of top secret military robots crashes on a deserted Pacific island, a team of Navy seals must find them and turn them off as soon as possible for the longer they are activated, the smarter they become.

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The Army Wanted Machines Smart Enough To Fight A War. What They Got Was An A.I. Smart Enough To Fight Back. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sci-fi violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Every footstep by the robots is accompanied by a loud noise suggesting their weight, but they never leave footprints even in wet sand. See more »

Goofs

Some weapons supposedly fire a round without the weapon action cycling to eject the empty cartridge. In a few scenes the M16's are shown from the front and the muzzle are solid which means there is no place for a projectile to exit and are obviously prop guns. See more »

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References War of the Worlds (2005) See more »

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Has Jim Wynorski ever made a good movie?
21 October 2014 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

Yeah, it's a good question - and a rhetorical one too. Judging by the sub-SyFy Channel standard of A.I. ASSAULT, aka SHOCKWAVE, the answer's a definite "no", because this is Z-grade CGI trash through and through. The problem with A.I. ASSAULT is that it's saddled with an absolutely awful, lunk-headed script which starts nowhere and goes nowhere. The characters are cardboard cut-outs, the performances would stink in a porn film, and the direction is sub-par. In fact, the only thing good about the whole movie is a pair of alien robots which dominate the storyline.

These creations are shamelessly lifted from Wells' original WAR OF THE WORLD, giant Tripod-things that go around butchering soldiers in various mildly gory (but inevitably cheesy) ways. They show promise, but the premise soon boils down to various characters wandering around an island somewhere, endlessly fighting them off and getting bumped off one by one. It's all very humdrum and by rote; the robots could be exchange for any movie monster in existence and it would all boil down to the same thing.

The film's main selling point is the presence of a number of ex-STAR TREK actors who inevitably show up for brief cameos before disappearing again. An indelibly aged George Takei is here, along with Robert Picardo and Michael Dorn. B-movie favourite Tim Thomerson also appears as a stuffy army official. Sadly, none of these actors even come close to making A.I. ASSAULT anything approaching a decent movie.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2007 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Shockwave See more »

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Cinetel Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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