Today – on a lark – we are departing from our formula. Instead of watching a relatively iconic or significant entry in the annals of B-movie film, we are hitting it old-school: a terrible terrible terribleness experience that has no silver lining nor cinematic benefit.
Tonight, we are watching R.O.T.O.R.
Cyborgs-going-bezerk seems a distinctly 80s concept (in fact, if your plot synopsis involves the word “bezerk” at all, you may want to step back and evaluate the entire project). I have already suffered through one such film here at B-movie BFFs. I chose this particular entry to troll a particular friend coming over tonight for B-movie BFFs; he’s cancelled, so the rests of my guests have to suffer.
The plot synopsis for R.O.T.O.R. reads: “Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research: a prototype robot intended for crime combat escapes from the development lab and goes on a killing rampage.” I only assume this film is directly ripping off the successful concepts of 1984’s Terminator and 1987’s Robocop.* And I can only assume this is going to be a really, truly awful film.
I did a little research on actual dialogue and blanched in terror. Good Lord, what are we in for?
It’s easy to get a copy of this film – simply go to Rifftrax.com and step through the sequence to buy the VOD download/streaming option of your choice. A few minutes before seven tonight, start the film. It commences with a little animated song at the beginning introducing the concept of Rifftrax. As soon as that segment is finished, pause the film. Resume at 7 PM. You can follow along at twitter.com/BmovieBFFs, or “Like”/comment/enable Notifications on this Facebook thread.
Testing the bonds of friendship – I bring you R.O.T.O.R.!
*And yes – I assumed this after watching the trailer, and before seeking out R.O.T.O.R.’s Wikipedia entry.