DVD Review “Robotropolis”

Directed by: Christopher Hatton
Starring: Zoe Naylor, Graham Sibley, Edward Foy, Lani Tupu
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Distributed by: image Entertainment
Release Date: April 17, 2012
Running Time: 84 minutes

Film: 3 out of 5 stars
Extras: 1 out of 5 stars

Alright with a title like “Robotropolis”, you need to keep those expectations low and just look at it as a fun robot action film. It is definitely that and doesn’t attempt to really go beyond.  The special effects are decent…for a cheesy sci-fi movie.  The film stars Zoe Naylor, who was great in the shark thriller “The Reef”, and definitely leads this film well.  Plus who can argue with Ain’t It Cool News calling it “A hell of a a fun time”. I completely agree.

The film showcases the development of a new state-of-the-art city called New Town, which is completely run by robots working and living among humans. Reporter Christiane Nouveau (Zoe Naylor) are covering this news break, but of course things don’t go well.  A robot shoots down an innocent football player during filming and it starts a chain-reaction. Christiane and her crew use their camera to update the world live on this shocking robot development but are the robots able to be stopped before it is too late?

The special features on this film are disappointing, but what do you expect?  Included is a really hard to watch “video journal” from the co-star  Graham Sibley called “Robodyssey”.  It is very raw and not well produced.  Lastly there is a trailer include as well.  Overall it film is just plain stupid fun.  Leave your inhibitions at the door and sit back and get ready to be entertained.


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