Thursday, August 30, 2012
THE WAR OF THE ROBOTS (1978)
There were a whole slew of these Italian STAR WARS rip-off movies in the late 70's and all the ones I've seen so far are pretty awful. It also seems like a lot of them were directed by the same director as this one, Alfonso Brescia aka Al Bradley. Brescia reused sets and even footage from film to film and I guess that's how he cranked so many of these out in such a short time. One of his flicks that I am interested in seeing is BEAST IN SPACE because at least in that one we get a bunch of sex scenes thrown into the usual mix and just the idea of remaking Walerian Borowczyk's amazing film LA BETE as a cheap, crappy sci-fi flick is inspired thinking.
This movie here though I think I woulda been pretty pissed to have been taken to see as a young fellow instead of the real STAR WARS. Also for a film called WAR OF THE ROBOTS there's a real lack of robots in this movie. There are some guys with Dutch boy haircuts in silver suits who turn out to be robots when they get cut open towards the end of the movie but that's not really what I envision from that title. There's also some urine-colored mole-people with bulging eyes and a main bad guy who wears a Merlin robe and looks ridiculous. Overall a real dumb and very boring movie that might be good for a few laughs but it's still a tough sit.
Lame "robots" attack!: