Kill Command | Film review - Sci-fi action thriller that punches above its low-budget weight

Kill Command Vanessa Kirby
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Kill Command Vanessa Kirby

Accompanied by an enigmatic tech specialist (Vanessa Kirby), a squad of US marines disembark in a remote location for a training mission and find themselves pitted against relentless robot warriors that become deadlier with every kill.

Kill Command robots

An impressive directorial debut for visual effects supervisor Steven Gomez, British-made sci-fi action thriller Kill Command punches above its low-budget weight thanks to its smart visuals and intriguing plot, even if it does owe a significant debt in style and storytelling to the likes of RoboCop and Terminator.

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Certificate 15. Runtime 96 mins. Director Steven Gomez

Kill Command debuts on Sky Cinema Premiere at 10.30pm tonight and is available on Blu-ray & DVD from Signature Entertainment (opens in new tab).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPLEjs7im9c

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