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Shockwave (2005)

Shockwave (2005)






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The wildly prolific cult exploitation director and Roger Corman vet Jim Wynorski (Big Bad Mama 2, Not of This Earth) returns to the thematic territory of his 1986 Chopping Mall with the direct-to-video sci-fi actioner Shockwave (2005). The premise concerns a series of top-grade, covert "Shock Wave" robots. Originally designed as Mars Rovers, these machines - shielded with thick armor and laden with state-of-the-art lasers, weapons and tracking systems - ultimately proved themselves so ubiquitous that the armed forces opted to use them in routine military operations, to root out terrorists when attempting to suppress hostile lands. As the story opens, however, a plane transporting the machines crash lands on an abandoned Pacific island. The robots then go on a rampage, and a group of hotshot Navy SEALS is assigned to bring them down, via cutting edge particle cannons. The men are hindered by one small detail: as time rolls on, the intelligence of the robots builds rapidly, enabling the machines to dismantle all of the guns. As the power of the aggressors builds, the soldiers must find an innovative way to stop the madness, before the robots gain enough force and power to wipe out the entire human race.more
Rating: R (for some sci-fi violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
On DVD: Nov 7, 2006


Michael Dorn
as General Buskirk
Robert Picardo
as Doctor John Foster
Bill Mumy
as Maj. Heath
Joe Lando
as Maj. Richard Tunney
Alexandra Paul
as Marlon Adams
Mike Baldridge
as Dr. Virgil Finley
Clayton Landey
as Maj. Steve Tyler
Hudson Leick
as Tiffany Smith
Lisa Lo Cicero
as Susan Foster
Adam Lieberman
as Lt. Bill Gordon
Peter F. Tegan
as Sgt. Jason Ricks
Terrell Tilford
as Mike Kirby
George Takei
as Major Lane
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The one good thing about this movie is that you learn all you need to know in the first minute. The dastardly robot villain, the terrible dialog, sound effects, music, acting, and plot are all rolled out before you even take a bite of your popcorn, and it never gets any better. A surprising number of decent actors have small parts in this one. Not sure how they managed that, but it only makes it even worse seeing them suffer through what they must know is just awful.

Xpocalypse S.
Xpocalypse Survival

4.5/10. AKA: A.I. Assault. I was not expecting a future sci-fi classic, and didn't get it, but it's not too terrible. There are some quite decent special effects and it did not outstay its welcome. The biggest flaw is some of the acting, not everyone is bad, a handful. The plot is far fetched but not completely unbelievable.

James Higgins

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