Robot Overlords (2014) Movie Review

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2014 | PG-13 | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
90 minutes /

User Score: 56/100

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Robot Overlords Review


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.

Robot Overlords (2014) is a UK science fiction action adventure movie that was originally titled Our Robot Overlord (2014). The movie is 90 minutes long and was filmed in Northern Ireland, UK. Director and co-writer Jon Wright (Grabbers (2012), Tormented (2009), Fancy Dress (2001)) did a marvelous job directing his sixth movie. His directorial skills shine in this movie that turned out to be more than I expected. I think it is awesome how the movie focuses more on the kids than the huge robots tearing apart buildings. The movie contains suspense, violence, scary moments for younger kids, sitting on the edge of your seat moments and thrills.

Robot Overlords takes place in a small seaside town in Britain after Earth was invaded by alien robots three years ago. The aliens/robots made humans stay in their homes as prisoners by telling them that if they leave their home then they will be disintegrated. Connor’s (Milo Parker) father did not listen to the alien robots and was one of those people to be disintegrated. His son Connor was left orphaned until schoolteacher Kate Flynn ( Gillian Anderson - The X-Files (1993), The X Files (1998), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Princess Mononoke (1997)) took him in. She also took in Alexandra (Ella Hunt) and her brother Nathan (James Tarpey). Kate is taking care of three kids plus her son Sean (Callan McAuliffe - I Am Number Four (2011), Flipped (2010), The Great Gatsby (2013), Beneath the Harvest Sky (2013)) because his father is missing.

Sean and his friends went outside of their home after their monitoring implants were turned off due to the car battery. Sean and his friends are looking for his father whom he thinks is still alive - I began wondering why the robots did not see that four monitoring implants are turned off??? The robots can do everything and seems intelligent so why do they not notice the implants going off? Here is another thing - the robots do not want to harm the humans because they need the humans to stay alive for…

I gave this movie a five because it was a very nice family movie to watch. There were some plot holes in this movie as to where did the kids get this and what but I came to realize that almost every movie I watch has some plot holes. The actors did not do their best job in this movie except for Gillian. Most of the actors were newbies so that can be the reason for some scenes/actors appearing unbelievable. The lighting and effects were good, and so was the set. I would recommend this movie for all families to watch but do keep in mind that the robots can be intimidating to younger kids.

About Robot Overlords 2014

Title: Robot Overlords
Year: 2014
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.75/5 stars from 18 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 18
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Geraldine James, Steven Mackintosh, Lalor Roddy, Laurence Doherty, Gillian Anderson, Milo Parker, James Tolcher, James Tarpey, Jude Wright, Andy Linden, Craig Garner, Norman Coates, Ross Magee, Morag Sims, Ella Hunt, Andy Mckeown, Roy Hudd, Abigail Castleton, David McSavage, Stuart J. Prowse, Tamer Hassan, Michael Stuart, Jonathan McAndrew, Mark Asante, Justin Salinger, Ciaran Flynn, James Swain, Sonny Green, Maria Connolly
Writers: Mark Stay, Jon Wright
Director: Jon Wright