We're about half way through the Underrated Series and have finally reached one of the big genres. I'm expecting lots…
Half-off is just the beginning!
Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control.
Killer robots terrorizing a group of horny yuppies in the Mall of Death. Snatch N' Grab. Short mullets are underrated. Dr. Tall Man? Mr. and Mrs. Bland without Raoul. I'm pretty sure Paul Verhoeven watched this before directing RoboCop. Sexy Lacoste shirts. Slumber Party Massacre poster. Centerfold tits. Neck choke. Preppy Alan Pinkard. When a girl can fix a car her hotness level is quadrupled. The way Mike chews gum. Really awful 80's big hair. I think the killer robots are a cross between the Gobots and Johnny 5. Nerd love. Alison's front teeth. Dick fuckin' Miller makes all films better. Leslie's nipples. The anti-smoking message in Chopping Mall is hilarious. Maybe C. Everett Coop and Jim Wynorski are friends?…
Significantly less chopping than advertised.
Performances : 1.5/10
Story : 2.5/10
Production : 3/10
Overall : 2.33/10
This was so generic, laughable, predictable and ridiculously over-the-top. I loved every second of it.
Except for the parts that I didn't. There were a lot of those.
As I'm sure you can tell from the puntastically awful title, the 5 star rating is for entertainment rather than conventional quality. It's just so damn bad that it's so damn fun.
I love 80's B-Movies. There's a sort of charm attached to them, full of grotesque action, ridiculously idiotic characters and totally implausible science fiction creations. Chopping Mall has all three.
Eight buddies are having sex, separately mind you, it's not an orgy, in one of the kid's dad's furniture shop at a closed shopping mall. What they don't know is, is that some new security system where there's defective killer robots are on the loose. In addition to all that preposterous mayhem, there's another thing stupid about this…
I never knew Short Circuit had a prequel!!!
Easily the (intentionally and unintentionally) funniest and funnest film I've seen in quite some time. How I missed this back in the day is a mystery.
Now let's send these fuckers a Rambo-gram!!
I had some fond feelings towards Chopping Mall before I even watched it due to the fact that it was also the name of a level in the fantastic 1990s video game Zombies Ate My Neighbours. That giant baby was a right pain in the arse to kill.
I have even more fondness for it now, after having seen it. Some robots, created to look after the security of a mall, go haywire after an unconvincing thunder store and start murdering people that have stayed behind after it closes. It's certainly rather different from your usual slasher, and as such it does actually have a bit of originality behind it.
It was also a fair way better acted than you…
Lol, this was pretty bad. But laughably bad so its definitely worth a watch. These horny teens running around from 3 ridiculous looking robots was hilarious. Some really really bad acting, some 80s nudity and lots of bad death scenes. That pretty much sums up this gem.
So, lets check what this movie has:
80's hair?, Check.
Horny Teens(are they teens?), Check.
''Smoking is bad'' ?, Check.
The ''If you wear glasses you are automatically an expert technician rule?'', Check.
Cheesy One Liners?, Check.
Hilariously bad acting?, Check.
Stupid bimbo who fucks over everyone?, Check.
Killer robots?, Check.
Dick Miller acting as the guy from Small Soldiers when he was working as a janitor?, Check.
So what i want to know is, having all the things that made every 80's movie awesome, why does this one fall so flat right when you get to the middle of it?.
Chopping Mall is not a bad movie at all, but i found myself…
title makes no sense!
What can you say about 'Chopping Mall'? Well, it is certainly entertaining, but it isn't going to win any awards. With a concept that seems to stray between a slasher film and 'Short Circuit', the film knows it is nothing but ludicrous.
With plenty of fodder in stupid youths, gags by the trolley load and masses of fake blood. But most memorable of all is the deaths, all in superb, over the top fashion.
Short Circuit's new b-movie partner.
Still better than modern horror films. This film also still holds up -- You go into it knowing what you're going to get, almost by judging only the cover. These kind of films aren't for everyone, but if they are for you, this will hit home, as will almost all of the Media Home Entertainment releases (RIP). "Thank you... have a nice day."
Up there with Troll 2 in the pantheon of titular bait-and-switch films.
A bunch of teens party in a mall because that's what teens do. Too bad a bunch of killer robots are acting as security and ruin everything. Tony O'Dell plays a standup nerd-guy who ends up being pretty cool. Kelly Maroney is tough and nice to the nerd-guy so she's pretty cool, too. As my man Casey points out, there's no chopping, but what can you do.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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