Metal Shifters [Blu-ray]
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I'm almost embarrassed to say I liked this dopey movie (first seen on the SyFy Channel). It helped that one of my favorite actors was in it (the aforementioned Donnelly Rhodes). The special effects were anything but special (although I did like the scenes where the pieces of junk were crawling around on their own). What impressed me though was how compact the idea was and just how much they achieved with a limited cast (just 13 people) and a limited location (few structures were involved and just a couple of vehicles). It wasn't until I saw an apartment complex in the background of one scene that I considered the oddity of no passersby, no pedestrians, no extras whatsoever; just the 13 people involved. What are the odds of that?
If I had to name one thing that really bugged me it's the crappy title. Apparently, the original title was Iron Invader (the working title seems to be Iron Golem); either of these would have been better. Metal Shifters is a bit misleading, it sounds as if there were an army of these things and not just one that spent a great deal of the movie in pieces.
At any rate, I liked it and I'm keeping it for future viewing pleasure (the perfect movie for a double feature night).
A small town, I believe in Idaho, is besieged by an alien, symbiotic concoction: a soviet satellite infested with a slimy bug that crashes in their backyard. It likes metal and blood and transforms itself into a giant robot-like killer. Bit by bit, the limited town folk are getting knocked off as they come to the realization that they alone must fiqure out a way of destroying it.
Like movies of the 1950's, the filmmakers stress the interactions between the actors versus state of the art special effects. The effects they use are adequate, and they work them more with scary music, darkness, and foreboding camera angles. The actors do their work for this type of genre, more subdued and realistic than overly campy and in one's face, and the movie, by and large, is well done.
There's little actual gore or language, no sex, and like the old time movies, one goes along trying to fiqure what one should or would do next. It doesn't have the humor or, I think, the fun of the original "Tremors", but it's an OK addition to one's late night movie time.
I did not expect much, and we did not get much,
so I would say to you, "spend your $3 on a different movie".
This is not a slam, just a reality check.
I Like Horror Movies
It has gore(lots of killing),creature
the most important thing a happy ending.
So do more good reviews for this movie ok.
, which is odd, because she usually hates the sci-fi and horror that I love.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this movie - great CGI - pretty good acting - story line same as always but the "monster" was really good!!!Published 9 months ago by Patrice Williams
This is a great idea for a movie. It was fun to watch and kept me hoping there will be part 2.Published 12 months ago by Margaret brown
Love this movie. I'm a sucker for campy syfy flicks. A little suspenseful, a little romance lol! Not scary, I diff enjoyed it.Published 19 months ago by Terri757
If only there were more clean sci fi movies like these. Pretty good character development, ridiculous story line, and so-so special effects, but all in all, an entertaining film.Published 22 months ago by Kathy