One of the things I’ve wanted to try and do with theses commentaries is open them up a bit more to special guests. I think it helps improve the mix somewhat to get some new voices and new ideas flying around while we’re largely talking nonsense. Here; we invited our good friend Raymond Smith from his youtube show of the same name to join us as we watched literally one of the most bizarre and goddamn mental movies I have ever personally sat through.
He took it all in good stride and we had a real ball going through this one! in fact we enjoyed doing this so much we plan to do it again sometime in the near future!
So here’s 1993’s Robot in the family (Also known as a robot called goldigger) and I hope you enjoy watching my 2 co-hosts slowly lose their goddamn minds.
From the worst movie I’ve ever seen to frankly one of the most unmemorable films I’ve ever seen. In all honesty I can only recall three things about this movie:
*John Rhys-Davies camping it up to an astounding degree
*A scene featuring a “Terminator” knock off slowly destroying a car and then a person
and David Bradley getting involved in a high speed car chase.
Other than that and some very fleeting memories of an opening combat battle which has a man fully on fire I literally couldnt tell you one thing about this film. In fact arguably had I not reviewed this film I may have forgotten that i’d watched it all together.
Okay so I’ve just rewatched my review of it to see if it jiggled anything out of my memories. It did nothing…I seem to have enjoyed it more than I remember at the time of writing so I may well be misremembering how I felt. But I can only honestly tell you how I feel about it now. And how I feel about it now is that I dont have a strong opinion about it either way it’s a “Grey zone” movie in my mind. I mentioned in the review that I think it could work well as a B-movie or as part of a double or triple feature. And I actually think this is probably the best way to describe this film. Its by no means an “Essential watch” but if your using it to subsidise another film (Like say “Terminator woman” or “Robocop”) then I think it could work really well…I’ll probably do the sequels to this at some point in the future…If I can remember to…
(You wont believe how hard it was to source a film poster of this movie for this review…I ended up using the VHS cover because it was the only “Medium” sized image I could find”)