Peter Hertz, who was rescued from the Nazis as a child by Andre Toulon in the 1940's, is now an old man and has inherited the puppets. He is pursued by an assassin who forces him to tell her the entire history of Toulon and the puppets.
In PUPPET MASTER XI - AXIS TERMINATION, the final chapter of the AXIS Saga, we find our heroic band of lethal puppets-BLADE, PINHEAD, TUNNELER, JESTER, SIX SHOOTER, and LEECH WOMAN, joining... See full summary »
Kevin Scott Allen
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
The concentration camp Auschwitz is mentioned. This camp was build two years after the events depicted in this movie. See more »
The name Tom Baker is credited as a crew member at the end of the movie, as well as the name Lethbridge Stewart. Baker is one of the people who played the titular character in the BBC show Doctor Who and Stewart is a fictional character within that show. There wasn't anyone who worked on the movie by those two names and they were added to pad out the credits and were tributes to Doctor Who. See more »
Stuck in the looming shadow of WWII, a young man who can't serve in the Army finds that his ability to reanimate a set of puppets found in a nearby hotel works wonders with a small collection and allows him to fight the Nazi group trailing him for the secret to the dolls to help save his country.
This was a fun if overall problematic entry. When this one works, it manages to feature some really nice work here setting up this newfound storyline that manages to work through the events of the original. Taking the events from that film and continuing on with the discovery of the dolls from inside the room to the need for carrying on the war effort that he was engaging in which sets the rest of the film in motion. Giving the way it follows through with the discovery of his plans to cripple the Allies, this one brings in plenty of fun to be had with the espionage-filled first half that has the gradual reveal of his mission and how it's all going to play out with the different sides trying to keep their operation clandestine as the back-and-forth makes for the fun to happen in the final half where the puppets can get into the action and really show themselves off. There's a lot to like here as they manage to interfere with the initial planning session that alerts everyone and leading into the big battle later on as they get the rescue mission underway which really ups the action considerably. From letting each puppet have a centerpiece sequence to knock out somebody on the opposing side, having some solid action scenes here to really let this one generate a sense of fun and ending this on a solid note overall. Given that these here are what hold it up, it does manage to feature a few minor flaws to hold it back somewhat. The main issue to be had here is the decidedly one-section work done with the puppets, who are featured here solely for the final half where they launch their rescue attempt on the hideout, leaving the first half to focus exclusively on the espionage angle that doesn't feature the puppets at all. Though this is well-developed in terms of storyline issues, its focus on their relationship woes and where the whole plan is going to go down does hinder the action for a long portion of time letting this one get filled with these elements rather than generating any kind of activity for them to do which is somewhat strange. Likewise, the other big issue here is the overall cheap and flimsy look of the film, from the cramped sets to the lack of atmosphere and a generally overall tone that doesn't really let this one engage in the type of scope its storyline is trying to get out. That is what really lowers this one overall.
Rated Unrated/R: Graphic Violence and Language.
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