Sunday, July 3, 2011
Movie Review # 125 Dollman vs Demonic Toys
Director: Charles Band
Writer(s): Charles Band,
Cast: Tim Thomerson, Melissa Behr
Rotten Tomatoes: 28% Audience
Netflix: 2.8 Stars
Movie mashups are wonderful if done right. Take for example Freddy vs Jason. As it took the highs of both series and made it a wonderful movie. You can say the same thing about some aspects of the Aliens vs Predators series as well. But when you start getting into the B-Movie genre of Dollman vs Demonic Toys you are asking for trouble as neither is remotely linked or can possibly be joined.
As one is sci-fi and the other is popcorn horror. So going I had my reservations and they where extremely founded by the end. As half of this sixty-four minute movie is scenes from both series as well as a third movie not listed Bad Channels. Now that that 30 minutes of back story is done and gone what you are left with is a quarter movie. That has some wonderful moments in campy cheesy B-Film nostalgia.
But is not enough to dig your teeth into and run with. As the movie trailer which is provided below tells the entire plot of the movie and how it ends pretty much. With nothing new to add or anything as all the best parts are laid out for you. Which is sad as this is seen as one of the first if not the first of the mashup movies. It thankfully is not the benchmark for these kid of movies.
As it just started the genre and no one really copied this movies God awful plot or writing style. So if anything as a piece of history this movie is worth watching. As for any other reason there is not. Just watch the trailer and move on with your life. As this movie has nothing of value to share what so ever.