Puppet Master 4

release year: 1993
genre: horror
viewing setting: home DVD, 6/28/13

synopsis: Scientists + puppets + demons = confusion and mayhem.

impressions: This was a mish-mash of three movies: the first about a young genius kid scientist who's working on artificial intelligence, the second about Toulon's animated puppets, and the third involving some big demon in some other dimension that sends little demons to Earth to kill people. No, that didn't make sense to me either. The main protagonist guy was kind of a dork, and the puppets were actually "good" guys (meaning they protected the kid from the demons) which was kind of different. There was the usual "helpless human victims who just sit there and let themselves be killed" factor. Also, this one marked the debut of "Decapitron", a big puppet who can remove his head and replace it with some electrical apparatus tha fires lightning bolts that can fry demons. Whatever.

body count: 3 humans, 3 demons, 0 puppets

acting: Gordon Currie did okay as the main good guy. Ash Adams made an excellent obnoxious jerk foil for the main guy.

final word: Interesting mainly because it was a change of pace from the previous ones.

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