The British sci-fi movie Robot Overlords has been directed by Jon Wright and got released on October 18 at London Film Festival in 2014 and in the United Kingdom on March 27, 2015. Originally named as Our Robot Overlords, the movie has been produced at a budget of $21 million by Piers Tempest, Justin Garak, Ian Floots, and Steve Milne, while the story comes from Mark Stay and Jon Wright.
Several companies like Umbra Telegraph, Northern Ireland Screen, British Film Company, Pinewood Pictures, Isle of Man Film, BFI, Wasted Talent, Embankment Films, Tempo Productions, and Invizible are involved in its production.
Cast in Robot Overlords
- Ben Kingsley essaying the role of Robin Smythe
- Gillian Anderson essaying the role of Kate
- Callan McAuliffe essaying the role of Sean Flynn
- James Tarpey essaying the role of Nathan
- Ella Hunt essaying the role of Alexandra
- Milo Parker essaying the role of Connor
- David McSavage essaying the role of Donald
- Craig Garner essaying the role of Mediator 452
- Tamer Hassan essaying the role of Wayne
- Geraldine James essaying the role of Monique
- Steven Mackintosh essaying the role of Danny
- Roy Hudd essaying the role of Morse Code Martin
- Jonathan McAndrew essaying the role of VC Teen
What is the Story of Robot Overlords?
The story revolves around the time when aliens happen to capture the earth. In order to take full control over the humans, they place an impant on everyone so that their every activity could be monitored. The humans are also not allowed to go outside, but if anyone did try to do it, they were killed. Robots also choose some of the humans to take charge and help establish formers control. Robin Smythe happens to be one of them.
He desires to marry Kate Flynn, who already happens to be married but is sad due to her husband missing. Smythe convinces her that his husband is no more. But her son Sean disagrees with the notion. He tries to find his dad by sending messages and informing everyone to let him know about any information regarding his missing father. One fine day Sean, along with his three pals, somehow managed to turn off the device. This enables them to go outside.
Meanwhile, Sean receives a response about the leads of his missing father. He then goes to find him but gets pursuaded by Smythe, who, as leverage, brings Kate. When robots find out about Sean’s conduct, they try to control him, but instead, Sean manages to control them. The astonished robots become curious to find how he managed to do so and order Smythe to take him hostage. But Sean wants to find his father and make robots leave the earth.
What to Know Before Watching Robot Overloads?
The 90 minutes long movie managed to earn good profits at the box office after its premiere and garnered mixed reviews from critics and the audience. The film has been rated 61% by Rotten Tomatoes based on 18 reviews, while another website Metacritic has given it based on 7 reviews, a 47 out of 100 scores.
In 2015, a book based on the movie was published by Victor Gollancz Ltd. The book has been penned by Mark Stay, screenplay writer of the original movie. Rupert Degas has read the audiobook version of the book.
Where to Watch
The movie can be either rented or purchased from platforms like Amazon Prime Videos, Vudu, Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, and Microsoft Store.