Plot: 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.
Review: “After eleven days the Robots from space took over Earth, three years later a group of youngsters figure out a way to fight back”.
The back story of this British sci-fi family film was summarized at the very beginning. “Three years ago… the Robots invaded Earth.” “The war lasted just eleven days.” Then a robotic being with an adult female face and a little boy’s body declares that they mean Earth no harm… After their study of humanity, they will leave and never come back. They only have one strict rule for the earthlings to follow during their occupation: “Stay indoors!”
The idea for the film had its merits but also a lot of plot holes. The major fault I found was if they came here to “Study” humanity (they must have been exchange students lol), why start an all-out war? Why disintegrate anyone who even ventures outside of their front door?
With the likes of Sir Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson starring in this film, even they could not save this from what it could have been. Maybe they should have enlisted Dr. Who to save humanity from these campy robots.
If you have seen this film and think that it is similar to Falling Skies… Then you are right 🙂
Verdict: Watch Falling Skies instead
Rating: 4 out of 10