(a.k.a. IL RE DEI CRIMINALI / SUPERARGO VS. THE FACELESS GIANTS)
Article #1643 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 9-13-2005
Posting Date: 2-10-2006
Directed by Paolo Bianchini
Featuring Giovanni Cianfriglia, Guy Madison, Luisa Baratto
Superargo must solve a mystery in which robots have been kidnapping top athletes.
For those who like crosses between Chandu, Santo and James Bond, here’s another Superargo movie for you. This sequel to SUPERARGO VS. DIABOLICUS has him battling a bunch of robots called the Faceless Giants, so called despite the fact that they are neither giants nor particularly faceless (despite a generous use of stockings over the heads). With those bags under their eyes, they do look really tired ( I suppose they couldn’t have called the movie SUPERARGO AND THE NORMAL-SIZED SLEEPY GUYS), and sadly that description seems to apply to the movie as well. Though the earlier movie in the series got by via its novelty value and a sense of surprise, this one lacks those advantages. Still, if it sounds fun and you’re in an uncritical mood, you could do worse.