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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 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

Acting debut of Milo Parker. See more »

Goofs

When Nathan finds the case of Zippo classic wind proof lighters in the train museum shop, he immediately tests it out and strikes a flame. This is not possible as Zippo lighters are shipped without fuel, one must add fuel after purchasing the lighter. 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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Watchable
25 October 2015 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

After eleven days of war, robots from outer space domain the earthlings. People receive implants and are confined inside their houses while collaborators distribute supplies for the families. The teenager Sean Flynn (Callan McAuliffe) misses his father Danny (Steven Mackintosh), who is a pilot, and his mother Kate (Gillian Anderson) is constantly harassed by the collaborator Robin Smythe (Ben Kingsley). One day, Sean, his teenage friends Nathan (James Tarpey) and his sister Alexandra (Ella Hunt) and the orphan boy Connor (Milo Parker) accidentally discover how to turn off the implants for thirteen hours, using a battery with damaged contacts. The leave their house during the curfew to seek out Danny and soon Sean discovers that he has the ability of controlling the robots. Meanwhile Smythe is hunting them down. Will the youngsters succeed in their intent?

"Robot Overlords" is a watchable sci-fi that is sort of Terminator and Transformers franchises entwined in a silly story for teens. The film entertains but despite the names of Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson, it is only reasonable. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Sob o Domínio dos Robôs" ("Under the Domain of the Robots")


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