Netflix Sunday Time Dumps: Kill Command

Netflix Sunday Time Dumps

Netflix can be a treasure trove of sometimes solid, sometimes humorously bad movies or TV shows, especially for science fiction content. With Netflix Sunday Time Dumps, I’m making it my duty to shine a light on whatever unique content I stumble across in my Netflix wanderings.

Last week we looked at Gantz-O. This week’s dumpage: Kill Command.

Kill Command

Straddled with an unfortunate title — it sounds like the name of an old Atari 2600 game — one could be forgiven for dismissing this movie outright. But if you give it a chance, as I have done, you might be pleasantly surprised.

Let me be clear, this is not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination. But on a jaw-dropping budget of only $1.1 million, this is an extremely impressive romp.

Kill Command

The cast is filled with nobody-familiar actors playing characters that we’ve seen before. However, they aren’t strictly cut from the same cloth as space marines before them — there is the newbie, the gruff leader, and the sassy masculine woman — and by and large, each marine has either enough personality (or none at all) to make this feel less like a copy of something we’ve seen before. Personally, I love when movies have actors that I’m unfamiliar with, because it makes guessing who will survive an enjoyable challenge.

Kill Command

Look, the special effects will not melt your face, but they are also nothing to scoff at. The robots are far from amazing, but that lends a much-needed element of realism. This isn’t a fight for survival against world-dominating robots; it’s a group of marines (and a tech lady) sent to a remote island for a training exercise that is scheduled to last two days. With that setup, you already know how long they will have to survive in the movie’s relatively contained environment.

Overall, Kill Command is a decent little movie that is definitely worth a watch. There’s a plethora of movies like this already, but if you’re into mildly futuristic action movies in which robots pose a problem, you will probably enjoy this. For me, I kept thinking of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier meets Killzone.

Check out the full trailer below.

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