Neutron Against the Death Robots (1960)

Viewing Date: 3-19-2003
Posting Date: 8-16-2003
Directed by Federico Curiel
Featuring Wolf Ruvinskis, Julio Aleman, Rosa Arenas

Dr. Caronte creates a horde of death robots to find blood for his hideous brain experiment, but Neutron decides to put an end to his reign of terror.

Do you like movies about Mexican wrestlers, but can’t stand the endless wrestling scenes? This might be the one for you; Neutron is for all practical reasons a Mexican wrestler; he wears a mask, walks around bare-chested in tights, and fights a villain in a mask who also wears tights. However, he is never referred to as a wrestler, and all his fighting is outside the ring. So what does this movie have other than wrestling scenes? How about a romantic subplot with three guys all after the same girl, and several musical numbers? Dr. Caronte has a dwarf for an assistant, the death robots look decidedly hairy for automatons, and Neutron says the line “Now it’s my turn to destroy something!” It’s also very badly dubbed, but then, you knew that, didn’t you?

All right, I’ll admit I loved it, but I had to take frequent breaks. I leave it to the rest of you to read the above description and decide whether it’s your cup of tea.

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