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.
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.
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.
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A film critic for over 25 years, Jason admits the job can occasionally be glamorous – sitting on a film festival jury in Portugal; hanging out with Baz Luhrmann at the Chateau Marmont; chatting with Sigourney Weaver about The Archers – but he mostly spends his time in darkened rooms watching films. He’s also written theatre and opera reviews, two guide books on Rome, and competed in a race for Yachting World, whose great wheeze it was to send a seasick film critic to write about his time on the ocean waves. But Jason is happiest on dry land with a classic screwball comedy or Hitchcock thriller.