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Robert and the Toymaker (2017)

The Toymaker (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror | 21 August 2017 (UK)
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In Germany, 1941, the Nazis pursue a Toymaker who has acquired a mystical book which gives life to inanimate objects.

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Andrew Jones

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Cast overview:
Lee Bane ... The Toymaker
Erick Hayden ... Colonel Ludolf Von Alvensleben
Jo Weil ... Officer Hermann Fegelein
Nathan Head ... Officer Heinrich Berger
Sophie Willis Sophie Willis ... Elisabeth
Bodo Friesecke ... Officer Karl Gebhardt
Claire Carreno Claire Carreno ... Abigail Kendrick
Rik Grayson Rik Grayson ... Benjamin Hoffman
Harriet Rees ... Esther Muller
Ali Rodney ... Brigitte Muller
Francesco Tribuzio ... Christophe Muller
Jonathan Willis ... Josef
Robert Graham Robert Graham ... Wilhelm
Courtney Bartle Courtney Bartle ... Francesca
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In Nazi Germany, 1941, fearsome Colonel Ludolf Von Alvensleben acquires a legendary Occult book which holds the secret to bringing inanimate objects to life. Stolen by rogue Nazi officer Benjamin Hoffman, the mysterious book ends up in the hands of Toymaker Amos Blackwood after Benjamin is tracked down and murdered by SS officers in the town of Rosenheim. As the Nazis terrorize the locals while searching for the book, the Toymaker experiments with the ancient tome and gives life to his collection of vintage dolls and handmade toys. After betrayal from one of his employees the SS raid the Toymaker's shop, stealing the book and kidnapping Amos. But the animated dolls and toys don't take kindly to the loss of their master. So begins a mission to rescue the Toymaker from the clutches of the evil Colonel and exact a brutal and bloody revenge on the Nazis. Written by North Bank Entertainment

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When the toy box is opened, the war begins. See more »

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21 August 2017 (UK) See more »

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Robert and the Toymaker See more »

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The phrase the Toymaker reads from the mystical book to animate the dolls is "Corpus Levitas Diablo Dominium Mondo Vicium". This is a Latin phrase often used in rituals to resurrect the dead. Although the exact wording is often debated, the most common translation into English is "Bodies rise, devil dominion, world change". See more »

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When the Toy Maker is being tortured, the Nazi gets the gun from the desk. The desk is a Abbess model D103 made in the UK and highly unlikely to be used in a German SS headquarters. See more »

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Followed by The Revenge of Robert the Doll (2018) See more »

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The Toymaker: Vast improvement over the previous two films
21 January 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Robert The Doll (2015) and Curse Of Robert The Doll (2016) were awful films, truly appalling poorly made messes.

For this reason I was stunned they made anymore, and even more stunned when I realised that this one isn't actually bad.

The Toymaker otherwise known as Robert & The Toymaker is a huge improvement. For a start the cast are great, the opening scene especially was extremely good and filled with tension.

Next the movie takes a new direction and isn't another mindless killer doll movie, this origin story is less action and more substance.

There is still plenty of stupidity on display, some ropey sfx, unanswered questions and some clear influence from the Puppet Master franchise but it's a step up from the previous films regardless.

I'd not say this is a good film and I'd recommend it to nobody, what I will say however is the creators are at least heading in the right direction which makes me hope the 4th part will be entertaining.

The Good:

Some decent performances

Great opening

The Bad:

Toymakers makeup effects are terrible

Doesn't actually have much of a story

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

During World War 2 Germans spoke English in their home country

Despite having no joints in a dolls fingers they can still pick things up


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