Movies that are slightly off.
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.
Not sure if you kids will understand this - but shopping malls were really important in the 80's. It's where we shopped at, ate at, played video games at, shoplifted at, bought our paint, sporting equipment, skateboards and guns at. The mall was like our Amazon dot com but we got to hang out there with our friends! Now we just sit at home... Alone... Clicking... Wondering where that smell is coming from... Shopping malls were really important! That's why it makes sense that they had the most high tech security systems available - killer robots!
Kids used to dream about getting some beers, partying and having sex in the mall - and that's what these kids were trying to…
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.
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…
One of those instances where what I expected/wanted matched up perfectly with what I got, and I couldn't be happier. An unironic 6/10 for the joy it gave me.
Back when we rented this for Bad Movie Night, I was excited thanks to the amazing title. Sadly, the film doesn't live up to it.
Saw this at a public screening in Amsterdam, where it was shown in cruddy VHS format, complete with alternate Euro title: KILLBOTS. After the film we had a spirited debate about which title was more appropriate. As a fan of puns, I defended the US title, but others pointed out that it preps the audience for a slasher film, rather than a ROBOCOP ripoff. Either way you slice it, this is not exactly razor sharp satire. The film does little to exploit its setting for narrative or semiotic heft (this is no DAWN OF THE DEAD) and seems to expect us to find ironic humor in the robots saying "thank you, have a nice day" after every kill. Also, let's…
"I guess I'm just not used to being chased around a mall in the middle of the night by killer robots."
Leaves lots of questions unanswered, namely 1.) why does a mall need a heavily armed after hours security force-those stores have those metal gates that seem pretty impossible to penetrate and 2.) why would a restaurant have random posters of old movies hanging in the dining area, and not to mention 3.) what kind of mall kiosk is Krush Groove and why aren't they still around?!?!
Not much chopping takes place.
Shot in the beautifully 80's Sherman Oaks Galleria Chopping Mall did its best to be a good movie but failed miserably. This movie fails on multiple levels but the mail problem I had with it is the same problem I have with old zombie movies. The robots were slow (no matter how much they tried to make them look and sound fast). They really could have just outrun them most of the time and that.s kind of what they actually did the whole movie. They could have just outrun them and hid in a store, the robots couldn't detect them outside of noise. At least in zombie movies they have large numbers of zombies and they can usually seem to sense living brains. There were only three robots and although they were able to control everything, they just just lacked any kind of intelligence.
A film about the unpredictability of nature and the dangers of hiring incompetent employees. Sorta like Jurassic Park with cameos by Dick Miller, Paul Bartel and Mary Woronov. Also if Kelli Maroney was in Jurassic Park I think she could've handled it fine with just an Uzi.
I'm probably overrating this but I have fond memories of this one. I think I rented this one multiple times on VHS. Watching it again it really takes me back. I love the 80's feel. Great film. It's a hoot! The robots are awesome. I can't wait to upgrade this one to blu-ray.
Riddled with problems, but a spectacular example of the era. If you know that the movie is called "Chopping Mall" and still want to see it, then this is for you.
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
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