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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.
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!!
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…
Listen to me. This movie is better than Dawn of the Dead.
Chopping Mall fucking rules.
Too much 'mall' and not enough 'chopping' in this fun, low-budget film that does not have enough to make it the cult hit some claim it to be. Originally released as 'Killerbots' the film tank upon opening. Producer Roger Corman changed the title, re-released it and made a moderate hit.
It's a very knowing, comedic film that makes fun of 80's teen horror films while trying to also be one. The cast is goofy, the robots are pretty rubbish but there is plenty of cheese to enjoy as well as some amusing death scenes. It also looks older than it is. I assumed I was watching a film from the early 80's and was prepared to give it some credit for being somewhat creative but afterwards find its from 1986! Well after 'Westworld', 'The Terminator' and a only a year before 'Robocop' which all make this look like childs play. Sill, it is a great title.
"It's not you, Ferdy. I'm just not used to be chased around a mall in the middle of the night by killer robots."
Decent enough fun though it comes nowhere close to paying off on the title. Highlights include inexplicable cameos by Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov reprising their roles from Eating Raoul, Peckinpah's Sporting Goods, John Terlesky chewing gum, Dick Miller as janitor, that tracking shot through the department store that basically knocked out the obligatory nudity in one go. Gremlins did it all better 2 years earlier, but it had its moments. I left this with a similar feeling to Night of the Creeps in that I wanted to love this more than I did. The little flashes…
I'll be honest, I was passing out candy during this movie, but what I did see seemed pretty legit. I recommend this for fans of people having sex in mall furniture stores, robots, lasers, or robots killing people with lasers. Three and a half ethnically suspicious robot security guards out of five.
Making great use of the the tried-and-true setting of a mall in the 80s, this movie manages to throw together teen angst, big hair, big boobs, killer robots, lasers, sharp shooting, and numerous explosions into a 77-minute concoction of ridiculous sci-fi/horror action. It delivers exactly what its audience wants, plus Dick Miller/Paul Bartel/Mary Woronov/Gerrit Graham cameos. And Kelli Maroney shooting stuff!
HOOP-TOBER 2015 #17 (I know, I failed - I still had well over 30 new horror watches...just didn't stick to the list!)
AWWW. This was damn good fun. I HAD NO IDEA THERE'D BE ROBOTS. 10 seconds into this flick and it was completely not what I was expecting. But in no way am I complaining. An '80s team-up movie where horny, gun wielding teens take on lazer Wall-Es. Radical.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Killer robots: Check. 80s shopping mall setting: Check. Nudity: Check. Wicked awesome exploding head effects: holy fuck! Check.
A good concept that is decently executed. Easily Jim Wynorski's best film.
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"I guess I'm just not used to being chased around the mall in the middle of the night by killer robots!"
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