War. War never changes. And neither does introducing a new brand of killer into that war, the likes of which few have ever seen. In the ongoing war between the Alliance and the NEB on planet Sirius 6B, self replicating, buzzsaw wielding robots who burrow underground were brought in to help sway the conflict to the Alliance’s favor. They were able to keep them at bay by wearing secret decoder bracelets that identify them as Alliance members. Remove that bracelet, and you’re gonna be able to scratch your own balls with the back of your head once it falls off into your lap.
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Puppet Master 5 – the Final Chapter, isn’t the last movie in the series, but it does essentially end the initial Andre Toulon storyline. In fact there are now 5 more movies which use the Puppet Master name, the most recent being released in July, 2010. I’ve had a great time with the first four, each one adds it’s own mark to the series, but PM5 is the first actual continuation in the series from the previous movie. It takes place just a few days after the events of PM4, so you definitely need to see that one first or at least read my review.
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With the 4th installment of Puppet Master we jump back to the present, well the present of 1993. As we know from Puppet Master 3, Andre Toulon has made his way to the United States to escape the Nazi Gestapo. In part 1 Toulon committed suicide at the Bodega Bay Inn to keep his pursuers from gaining the secrets to reanimating the dead. But his formula and research wasn’t completely lost. A group of scientists, including young Rick Myers, are very close to uncovering the secrets to artificial intelligence. To find it they must battle some strange little foes, but not the ones you are probably thinking.
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Ahh, video games. A world I would often escape to as a child, and still do to this day. Where else can you be a commando, a plumber, a young boy on a quest to save the world or genetically modified person who listens to anyone who asks “would you kindly?” Michael Brower is just like any one of us; A young man who wants to escape his boring life and become something he’s not. He runs a horror club at school which has just gotten shut down, and he doesn’t really have much to live for since he mom was killed in a horrible car accident. Luckily his best friend Kyle has found just the right thing. He shows Michael a magazine advertisement for the latest and greatest in interactive video games: Brainscan!
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