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Puppet Master: Axis Termination (2017)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi | 15 September 2017 (USA)
In PUPPET MASTER XI - AXIS TERMINATION, the final chapter of the AXIS Saga, we find our heroic band of lethal puppets-BLADE, PINHEAD, TUNNELER, JESTER, SIX SHOOTER, and LEECH WOMAN, joining... See full summary »

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Charles Band

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Charles Band (story by), Roger Barron
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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Appleby George Appleby ... Doctor Ivan Ivanov
Tonya Kay ... Doktor Gerde Ernst
Kevin Scott Allen ... Sturmbahnfurher Steiner Krabke
Tania Fox ... Elisa Ivanov
Alynxia America Alynxia America ... Georgina Vale
Kirsten Ostrenga ... Oberheller Friede Steitze (as Lilou Vos)
Daniele Romer Daniele Romer ... Antoinette Longpre
Kyle Devero ... Corporal Saunders
Allen Perada ... General Kip Hansard
Jean Louise O'Sullivan ... Beth
Kip Canyon Kip Canyon ... Danny Coogan
Robert Kern III Robert Kern III ... Freuhoffer / Nazi Guard #2
Mat Cruz Mat Cruz ... Greg
Rob Vardaro ... Thomas Otterman
Becky Rogers ... Bund Girl #1 (as Rebecca Roger)
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In PUPPET MASTER XI - AXIS TERMINATION, the final chapter of the AXIS Saga, we find our heroic band of lethal puppets-BLADE, PINHEAD, TUNNELER, JESTER, SIX SHOOTER, and LEECH WOMAN, joining forces with a secret team of Allied Operatives, all masters of psychic powers, as they face off together against a new bunch of evil Nazi adversaries and their collection of vicious Axis Puppets in a showdown that will decide the future of the free world. Written by Jet Jaguar

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The bloody conclusion to the 'Axis' trilogy!

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Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi | War

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Language:

English

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15 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Some of the scenes where the puppets are walking are done with actors in puppet costumes on a green screen. See more »

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Even though the movie takes place during WWII, the establishing shots of Los Angeles are obviously very recent. See more »

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Follows Puppet Master: The Legacy (2003) See more »

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The best entry since Toulon's Revenge!
30 December 2017 | by gojisebSee all my reviews

Some idiot on here had the gull to claim this one was the worst since The Legacy and that just baffles me. Of course, we're all free to have our own opinions on these things, but that sort of statement makes nearly no sense at all. This entry is a stylish, well-written, well-acted and incredibly fun flick that delivers in ways the franchise hasn't been able to in a long while.

The plot centers around the puppets being caught in the middle of a battle between Allied forces and the nazis once again, with the primary players in the fight being Nazi telepaths (Tonya Kay and Kevin Allen Scott) and the mystic Dr. Ivan Ivanov (George Appleby) and American soldier Brooks (Paul Logan).

Beautifully shot by Howard Wexler and saturated in Mario Bava-esque hyper colorful lighting schemes, this is probably the most stylistically ambitious film in the series thus far. The screenplay by Roger Barron is also a step above average, offering some shockingly good dialogue and character dynamics. The characters feel real enough for us to care about, while still maintaining the pulpy tone that the Axis films have been aiming for. It also benefits by having the best villains in the series since Richard Lynch's turn as Major Kraus in Toulon's Revenge. Kevin Allen Scott and Tonya Kay manage to chew the scenery while still delivering strong performances. No one is phoning it in here. Needless to say, Paul Logan's trademark B-movie tough guy schtick makes him pretty easy to route for.

If I have any complaints, it's that some of the puppets look pretty poor (Blade especially) and the climax is more than a little rushed. But these two minor quibbles do very little to sway my opinion. Axis Termination is an immensely satisfying installment in the series, something it hasn't had in a very very long time.


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