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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.
Killer robots in a mall; that's all I needed.
This film is another super cheesy and extremely fun 80s horror film that completely deserves a place in the public's heart and all the ire of critics. The characters do stupid shit, the special effects are pretty good but obviously low-budget, and the mayhem is a blast.
A group of mall employees decide to have a party after hours, but leave before the mall goes into lockdown at midnight, and predictably everything goes wrong. The mall in which they work has recently implemented a trio of high-tech robots that will patrol the mall during after hours and prevent theft and vandalism by using various weaponry. Lightning hits the building and the…
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!!
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…
Holy shit, Mr. and Mrs. Bland!
Sure, Killbots would have been a good title, but you know what would have been a great title? Laser Taser Mall Cops. So lithe and so giddy with goofy jokes, wild stunts, and movie-dork namedrops (it wouldn't be a true B-slasher without movie-dork namedrops) that I couldn't help but have fun with this. Kind of that prototypical low-budget slasher from the 80s. Complete waste of Dick Miller, though.
In the 1980s, we loved teenage sex, we loved malls and we loved killer robots. Only one movie thought to bring all of those things together though, and this is it. Lucky for us, Jim Wynorski directed. There's no plot hole in any script ever written that Wynorski can't cover up with a naked girl. He's asked more B-movie starlets to take off their tops than a Hollywood plastic surgeon. He's also a master of the panty shot, the comedic boob-reveal and the very tricky ass cam. The best thing about Wynorski though is that he's got a sense of humor about it all. This is a comedy. Even the exploding head is funny. The actors are all in on…
Good fun movie with a decent synthy soundtrack. Starring Kelli Maroney who had one of the main roles in that other enjoyable 80's feature, Night of the Comet.
Less chopping and more pew..pew.. lazering in this movie then its title would lead you to believe. Also that hand holding the "chopping" bag in the poster is nowhere to be seen in the movie, as the killer robots arms are more like litter pickers.
Lots of nods to the Terminator which came out 2 years earlier. It even features Dick Miller in a small part (the gun store guy that Arnold buys the Uzi 9mm off in Terminator).
Solid, campy fun. Sorely upset by the distinct lack of chopping. There's plenty of zapping, though, because all mall security robots should have lasers. Also - needed more Barbara Crampton. And Gerrit Graham!
This movie basically has the best cast ever assembled. AND KILLER ROBOTS!!
Lots of great/stupid lines but my favourite has to be "What if these things can read our minds?"
Definitely entertaining, you have to take it for what it is, 80's cheesy horror with some nice nudity. Killer security robots in a mall reek havoc on locked in employees.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is definitely one of the worst B-horror movies I've watched so far.
The only reason I made through all of it was because I was hoping to find some creative or funny killing scene, since you can't expect much from a plot like that. I mean, who the hell has the idea of putting a pack of robots to guard a mall anyway?
The only good thing I found was Barbara Crampton, I think she is a great horror actress, she gives another dimension to her characters and is not wooden like the other people in this movie, but guess what? she dies!
Obviously there is some nudity to make up for the lack of sense in the movie, but not even that is satisfying. It's lazy, lame and not pleasant in any way, sorry.
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