Two new releases from current exploitation leaders The Asylum (whose mandate seems to be to rush into production cheap films with titles that echo upcoming major releases or which cash in on box-office trends, even if the plots are completely different):
The Day the Earth Stopped (US-2008; dir. C. Thomas Howell)
Hundreds of massive intergalactic robots appear in all of the major world capitals with an ultimatum: Prove the value of human civilization or be destroyed.
And I mean these robots are BIG! Check out the legs…
Unlike its tacit “inspiration”, the imminent The Day the Earth Stood Still remake, this one seems to involve not a saviour but a destroyer — a sort of anti-Buffy:
Merlin and the War of the Dragons (US-2008; dir. Mark Atkins)
An army of dragons invade the crippled English countryside and the apprentice wizard Merlin must confront the fire-breathing beasts.
So… dragons and Excaliber and dragons and fire and horses and stuff… Did I mention dragons?
Thanks as always to Avery for passing on the info.