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Robotropolis (2011)

Unrated | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2 September 2011 (UK)
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A group of reporters are covering the unveiling of a new facility that is completely maintained by robot prototypes. When one of the robots goes haywire, the reporters find themselves not ... See full summary »

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Christopher Hatton
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Credited cast:
Zoe Naylor ... Christiane Nouveau
Graham Sibley ... Danny Ross
Edward Foy ... Jason Brooks
Lani John Tupu ... Gordon Standish (as Lani Tupu)
Jourdan Lee ... Harlan (as Jourdan Lee Khoo)
Karina Sindicich Karina Sindicich ... Lisa
Peer Metze ... Luther Kobler
Tonya Cornelisse ... Sky Bennett
Bjorn Turmann Bjorn Turmann ... Tobin
Remesh Panicker Remesh Panicker ... Dr. Roshan Manik
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nelson Chia Nelson Chia ... Robotics Lab Programmer
Reese Chia Reese Chia ... School Kids
Renee Chia Renee Chia ... School Kids
Madduma Patabendige Chrishan Madduma Patabendige Chrishan ... Man in Jungle
Tim Cooper Tim Cooper ... Voice of Burt
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A group of reporters are covering the unveiling of a new facility that is completely maintained by robot prototypes. When one of the robots goes haywire, the reporters find themselves not just reporting on the malfunction, but fighting for their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Singapore | USA

Language:

English

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2 September 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Восстание машин See more »

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Singapore

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Boku Films, Compound B See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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In one scene the reporter and her cameraman rescue a little girl hiding behind some shipping pallets, in the next scene the little girl has disappeared without explanation and she plays no further part in the film. See more »

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Referenced in Battle of the Damned (2013) See more »

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Not "so bad it's good." JUST. PLAIN. BAD.
17 January 2014 | by NavyOrionSee all my reviews

I've seen "Sharknado." I've seen "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid." Heck, I loved "Shark Attack 3: Megalodon." THOSE were the kind of movies that you watch BECAUSE you know they'll be bad, with schlocky effects, stupid story lines, and (most of all) horrible overacting.

This stinking pile just doesn't rise to even that challenge. It's pretty bad when you know that even the SyFy channel would have turned down a movie.

"Robotropolis" had promise, with a basic robots-gone-wild premise, and fair effects work. But the story took forever to begin, and once it had, even the actors seemed bored. Rather than the humorous overacting seen in most C-grade sci-fi films, these walking mannequins were UNDERacting. I'm not trying to be funny, and I'm not exaggerating when I say that the CGI robots were more believable, more interesting, and even more realistically emotional than the "actors."

Example (Spoiler Alert, as if it matters): a reporter is doing a story as a robot plays soccer with some men in the background. Suddenly, the robot shoots and kills one of the players. Now I can let go the fact that the other players simply stand there with NO reaction; maybe they're in shock, maybe they're afraid to move, maybe they've been paralyzed by some heretofore unrevealed robotic stun ray, for Pete's sake. But, what reporter, sent to the damn island JUST to do a story about the robots, would look at the camera and say "I'm told the robot has just shot a man," and NOT EVEN TURN TO LOOK AT THE DEAD MAN OR THE ROBOT???

I could go on, but there's no reason. I fast forwarded to the few scenes with additional "action," but they got not better, and no one ever seemed particularly afraid (I swear, I've never seen people "flee" so slowly.) And finally when they movie cuts to black without revealing the outcome (which was actually revealed before the OPENING credits) it's as if the director realized no one would still be watching anyway. He was right.

Read the other reviews: of the unlucky few who have had the misfortune to have seen this movie at all, there are even fewer who actually managed to watch the whole thing; I am not among them, thank God. I just wish I could "unwatch" the parts I did.

There's still time for you to save yourself from watching any of it. Do so.


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