If your weekend hasn’t had nearly enough weird ass robot action, you’re in luck, because we’ve got a trailer that should fill the bill just fine. All you need to do is gaze for a while at this wordless teaser trailer for Killer Robots! Crash and Burn, and it will add a healthy dose of mayhem to your weekend. No matter how exciting a time you’ve been having, this should elevate the madness a degree or two and get you ready to face yet another in an endless line of work weeks.
To be honest, I’m not entirely sure what’s going on here, but I like it. This video is a little bit like watching a Gwar video, or actually like watching a Gwar concert for that matter. What I do know is that this looks crazy as hell. There are all kinds of robots fighting each other, as well as futuristic looking humans that are also doing their best to battle evil automatons. Actually, I have no idea which ones are the heroes and which are the villains, but this looks so bananas that I don’t particularly care.
Killer Robots! obviously falls squarely into the same category as Manborg. Full of campy, off the wall action, low-budget special effects that you know are supposed to look like low-budget special effects, and pure, unadulterated lunacy, this looks like it should be a pretty damn good time, if you’re in a certain mood. If you’re not in the right frame of mind, this could easily be the type of thing that grates on your nerves.
The Gwar comparison is an especially appropriate evaluation because this movie is the brainchild of a Florida-based sort of band The Killer Robots. The self-proclaimed “multimedia experience” features movies, music, and, of course, elaborate costumes. They seek to capture the appeal and aesthetic of their shock rock predecessors, and bring their love of comic book and science fiction into their live shows and other offerings.
At the moment, Killer Robots! Crash and Burn! is well into the post-production process—the footage from this trailer looks pretty finished—and they intend on making the festival rounds throughout the year in 2015. Hopefully we’ll get the chance to lay our eyes on this somewhere along the road, it looks like a total blast.
And if you still want more, check out this gallery of stills from the film.