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Puppet Master: Axis of Evil (2010)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | Video 27 July 2010
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During the Second World War, a young man, with the help of some animated puppets, must stop the Nazis who attacked his family and kidnapped his girlfriend.



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Cast overview:
... Danny Coogan
Jenna Gallaher ... Beth
Taylor M. Graham ... Don
... Ben / Max
... Uncle Len
... Elma Coogan
Ada Chao ... Ozu
Mike Brooks ... Mr. Gifford
Aaron Riber ... Klaus
Xiangfu Zhang ... Buta
... Nozoki-ya


In a Stateside hotel during the height of World War II, young Danny Coogan dreams of joining the war effort. Following the murder of hotel guest Mr. Toulon by Nazi assassins, Danny finds the old man's crate of mysterious puppets and is suddenly thrust into a battle all his own. He discovers that Nazis Max and Klaus, along with beautiful Japanese saboteur Ozu, plan to attack a secret American manufacturing plant. After his family is attacked and his girlfriend Beth is kidnapped, it is up to Danny and the living deadly Puppets to stop this Axis of Evil. Written by Anonymous

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Puppet Master IX: Axis of Evil  »

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There was a debate with the film staff on whether L.A.'s China Town had neon signs during the 1940s or not. David DeCoteau however decided to allow the China Town in the film to have neon signs because to him it makes the town look more lively during the night scenes. See more »


The USA Flag hanging on the wall in Danny's room has 50 stars on it. From February 14, 1912 through January 2, 1959 (which covers the time this movie took place) the USA only had 48 states so there would only have been 48 stars on it (1 for each state). It wasn't until August 21, 1959 when Hawaii became the 50th state that 50 stars appeared on the flag. The 4th of July after a state is admitted is when the star(s) are officially added. See more »


Follows Demonic Toys: Personal Demons (2010) See more »

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Quite poor
11 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

I remember watching the first Puppet Master film in my teens and thinking it was a pretty good. I remember watching the second and thinking it was pretty poor. I remember watching the third and thinking that, whilst low budget, it was a good film.

I say remember as I'm 31 now and it was quite a while a go. But being the film fanatic that I am, I still remember the puppets and their names.

Even though more Puppet Master films were made, I didn't follow the series after the third one....until I noticed that a new film had been released and that the story would take place early Toulon days - like the third film, which worked - so I thought I'd jump back in and see where the series was up to.

Unfortunately, by the 10th instalment filming is on a micro budget and it shows! I liked the story and thought it was engaging enough. I looked past some of the shoddy acting and poor performances.....but the thing I just couldn't forgive was the lack of budget given towards the puppets! It was poor and disgraceful. At no point did you feel that Blade (my favourite since the first) and co. were alive. There wasn't the slightest effort made at all. If you were to make a home movie about puppets that are alive, the best you'd be able to do to make it look convincing is move the puppet with your hand so the camera can not see - this is exactly what happened in this film. No attempt at animatronics or stop motion capture.

The original Puppet Master was made in 1989 - all these years later, it still outclasses this instalment in every department.

The good thing that did come out of this film is that my interest is rekindled and I've obtained Puppet Master 1-9 which I'm going to watch!

EDIT - Just watch 1-4 as the series goes down hill from 5 onwards :)

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