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WTF: Trailer For ‘Robot Overlords’ Starring Gillian Anderson And Ben Kingsley

WTF: Trailer For 'Robot Overlords' Starring Gillian Anderson And Ben Kingsley

Sometimes, getting that mortgage payment over to the bank at the end of the month can be difficult. Or maybe it’s that vacation you want to take that you just quite can’t afford. Or perhaps the transmission on your fourth car is giving you trouble. Either way, Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley must have a good reason (maybe one of the above?) for signing up for something called “Robot Overlords,” because, WTF.

The film is co-written and directed by Jon Wright, who was behind the decently buzzed 2012 genre flick “Grabbers,” and… we’re not sure what happened here. From the dodgy CGI, the “Tron: Legacy“-aping score, the vaguely Tom Cruise looking lead teen actor, and a seemingly incomprehensible story, this looks like a mess. A watchable mess? Who knows, but here’s the official synopsis to make things a bit clearer:

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.
In robot-occupied Britain, city centres are devastated and a gang of teenagers live in a seaside town constantly under robot threat. Intimidating sentries patrol the streets; snipers are merciless death machines. The Mediator is deceptively childlike but unnervingly coercive. The robot base is The Cube, a massive mother-ship that dominates the horizon.

Okay, that has potential on paper, but in execution….well, see below. No surprise, this has no U.S. distribution yet, but it’s set for release abroad in 2015.

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