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Iron Golem (2011)

Iron Invader (original title)
PG-13 | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 2011
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Alien bacteria arrives on a meteorite and infects metal, animating a giant iron statue that goes on a killing rampage in a small town.


Paul Ziller


Paul Ziller (story), Paul Ziller (screenplay) | 1 more credit »





Complete credited cast:
Kavan Smith ... Jake
Colby Johannson ... Ethan
Nicole de Boer ... Amanda
Merritt Patterson ... Claire
Jesse Moss ... Max
Donnelly Rhodes ... Earl
Don Thompson ... Harry
Paul McGillion ... Sheriff
Chelah Horsdal ... Deputy Jenny
Chris Gauthier ... Tony
Alvin Sanders ... Coroner
Scott McNeil ... Cowboy
Mark McConchie Mark McConchie ... Farmer Gregoropoulos


Brothers Jake and Ethan witness something crashing to earth and discover that it is a satellite of some kind. Being broke, they collect it and sell it to the local scrap dealer, Earl. Earl, meanwhile, has built an 18 foot "Golem" out of scrap iron to be used in the local town parade. The satellite is infected with some type of space bacteria which feeds on metal and also causes said metal to become animated. The result is that the Golem becomes infected, comes alive, and begins killing people by sucking the metals from their body with just a touch. Jake must find a way to defeat the Golem and save the town. Written by Hubert Jassol

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violent images | See all certifications »

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The people from the bar use high proof alcoholic beverages to kill the alien bacteria. Yet when they pour these very flammable liquids on the burning pieces of the blown up sculpture the fires go out. The fires should have gotten bigger instead of being put out. See more »


[Amanda, Claire and the Sheriff encounter the Iron Golem on the street. The Sheriff pulls his sidearm]
Claire: You'll need a bigger gun!
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Until The Money Comes Around
Performed by Jeff Michael
Written by Jeff Michael
Published by Volinsky Songs (BMI)
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Cheap 'n' cheesy
22 March 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

METAL SHIFTERS is another low budget Canadian sci-fi oddity, this one happy enough to copy the likes of THE TERMINATOR and ROBOCOP. Some alien space bacteria comes to earth on a crashed satellite - courtesy of those pesky Russians and in a scene similar to THE BLOB - and has the ability to 'control' metal, shortly animating a random giant robot that just so happens to be hanging around in a scrapyard. What follows is a rampage of destruction.

The problem with this film is that it's all very family friendly and therefore not at all menacing. I was pleasantly surprised by the calibre of the CGI effects work, which is not to be sniffed at, but otherwise the film is largely dull. Too much of it consists of people running around and the robot getting blown up before joining back together again, and I could do without the family dynamics of the plot. Plus there's the usual curse of badly-written characters acted by below-par TV stars, which makes this a less-than-entertaining experience.

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