People of Earth, do not be alarmed.

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. In robot-occupied Britain, cities are devastated and a gang of teenagers live in a seaside town constantly under robot threat, and one young man seems to have the power to finally fight back.

I hadn’t heard of this movie until today, but I’m already disappointed. Robot Overlords is the kind of flick I should be excited about. It’s full of giant robots, it has a cheesy, on-the-nose title that implies a tongue-in-cheek approach, and it’s directed by Jon Wright, whose previous movie Grabbers was a Shaun of the Dead-esque alien movie with some really clever moments. But damn, this trailer just looks like a cut-rate SyFy movie, and there doesn’t appear to be a joke in the entire thing. Furthermore, the last time anybody was talking about this before the trailer dropped was in February 2013. Doesn’t bode well.

Robot Overlords comes out March 19, 2015.

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