The adults lost the war and now the kids must save the world! Robots rule the streets and the people are locked in their homes. Stepping outside risks being vapourised by a hulking Sentry or picked off by a lethal Sniper. Through the ruins of Britain a group of kids, led by Callan McAuliffe, set out to join the Resistance. Hot on their heels however is their old teacher turned robot collaborator Mr. Smythe, played by Ben Kingsley and his captive Gillian Anderson.
More 'sigh fi' than sc-fi
- Robot Overlords review by TJ
This maybe a brand new movie but it is seriously dated... feels about as upto date as 'Digby the largest dog in the world' they should create a new category for this type of scifi maybe they could call it 'sigh-fi'.
Unless you love doctor who then give it a miss...
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TV fare for kids
- Robot Overlords review by Alphaville
Dull, lo-key, soapy British sci-fi drama for kids, like a Dr Who rip-off. Robots have taken over the world and, fortunately for the budget, have made all humans stay indoors. How this works in the rainforest or the desert we’re not told because the film’s set in a British seaside town. It’s up to kids to save the world, which of course they do, but even at 86 minutes the film’s a drag.
The idea comes from a dream writer/director Jon Wright had. He should have thought it through. Even worse, the hand-held camera he uses to mimic edginess merely highlights the humdrum misjudgement of the whole production.