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Robot Overlords (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 3 July 2015 (USA)
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Earth has been conquered by robots from a distant galaxy. Survivors are confined to their houses and must wear electronic implants, risking incineration by robot sentries if they venture outside.

Director:

Jon Wright

Writers:

Mark Stay (screenplay by), Jon Wright (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Kingsley ... Robin Smythe
Gillian Anderson ... Kate
Callan McAuliffe ... Sean Flynn
Ella Hunt ... Alexandra
James Tarpey ... Nathan
Milo Parker ... Connor
Craig Garner Craig Garner ... Mediator 452
Steven Mackintosh ... Danny
Tamer Hassan ... Wayne
Geraldine James ... Monique
Roy Hudd ... Morse Code Martin
David McSavage ... Watchmaker / Donald
Lalor Roddy ... Swann / Survivor
Justin Salinger ... Connor's Dad
Jonathan McAndrew Jonathan McAndrew ... VC Teen
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Storyline

Alien robots come to Earth and assert their control over humanity. They claim that they only want to observe humanity. They enforce a strict no one allowed outside rule. They implant humans with a device that alerts sentries to anyone who goes outside and if they refuse to comply they are destroyed. They also employ humans to be their proctors. One of these men is Robin Smythe. He tries to get Kate Flynn to be his wife but she still mourns her husband whom Smythe says died. But her son Sean, doesn't believe it. He sends messages out asking anyone who knows anything about his father to tell him. One day he and three young people are fooling around when they discover that they turned off their implant. That's when they go outside and someone answers Sean's message and tells him where his father is. So he goes out to find him But Smythe pursues him and brings his mother as leverage. And when the robots corner Sean he somehow manages to control them. So the Robots are curious why he can ... Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Robots never lie.......


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, sexual references and a crude gesture | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Our Robot Overlords See more »

Filming Locations:

Northern Ireland, UK See more »

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Budget:

$21,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Connor is an obvious nod to John Connor from the The Terminator (1984) franchise. In those films, John Connor is the leader of the human resistance that are fighting back against Skynet and the Terminator robots that nuked the world and are bent on exterminating the human race. See more »

Goofs

When Smythe (Ben Kingsley) is shot and falls over a wall an onto a pile of tarps/garbage, a safety cable is briefly seen immediately when the POV changes from the fall to him getting up. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.185 (2013) See more »

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Robots Never Lie
[Performed] by Mat Zo
Written and Produced by Mat Zo (as Matan Zohar)
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An easy 90 minutes
28 March 2015 | by The ScoobymixSee all my reviews

Enjoyed this with the family, totally cheesy and predictable but with a great mainly UK cast of young and old that hits the spot. Quite happy with the world domination theme set somewhere in the future with mind control and Techno robots but also the great use of Tec, mixed in with Northern Ireland & Isle of Man . This film is never going to be The Transformers movies but touches like the use of a Spitfire suggests this one may hold symbolic value for our newly confident film industry. An easy 90 minutes for all the family with Roy Hudd, Gillian Anderson and Sir Ben Kingsley, safe and sound for the holidays and ready for a quick DVD release.


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