Robert Reborn (2019) (DVD REVIEW)

Robert Reborn (2019) (DVD REVIEW)

Robert Reborn (2019) (DVD REVIEW)

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Robert Reborn (2019) (DVD REVIEW)
Directed By: Andrew Jones
STARRING: Rahel Kapsaski, Dennis Farrin, Lee Bane
RATED: UR/REGION: 1/WIDESCREEN/NUMBER OF DISCS: 1
AVAILABLE FROM 4 Digital Media

In 1951 USSR, as the Cold War intensifies, infamous dictator Joseph Stalin is suffering from illness and his death is imminent. Meanwhile, KGB agent Stoichkov discovers a mysterious stage show in the Baltic region featuring three creepy dolls – Robert, Kalashnikov and Miss Cyclops. Spellbound by the lifelike animation displayed by the dolls on stage, Stoichkov investigates the show’s host and discovers he is a German Toymaker who owns a mystical book which holds the key to eternal life. Believing the Toymaker and his book will help Stalin escape death, Stoichkov kidnaps him and they board a plane to Moscow. But the Toymaker’s living creations have followed them. When the plane is in mid-air all hell breaks loose as Stoichkov and his team of KGB agents realize the three dolls are on board and will stop at nothing to rescue their puppet master. Fasten your seat belt and prepare for blood-soaked toy terror at 30,000 feet.

It might be hard to believe that we are on our 5th Robert the killer Doll movie, but here we are with Robert Reborn! While these films started off with Robert just being an evil doll that kills and based off of a real-life cursed doll of the same name, we have since moved on to a more Puppet Master vibe with these things. We even have a “puppet master” of sorts with the Toymaker here. More dolls have joined Robert over the sequels and they are all sort of anti-heroes at this point too. None the less, we get a little bit of a change of pace here as they are no longer doing battle with Nazis, now it is the Russians. And on top of that, they might not be as good as we thought they were before. Making it even more confusing is the fact that I always assumed everything after part two was a prequel since the Toymaker looked so old in that one, but now after having seen this, I can honestly say I’m not sure if we are in current times or past.

However, you want to look at it the plot is fairly simple. In Russia, someone is about to kick the bucket so the people trying to stop that want the Toymaker’s book and kidnap him. The dolls along with Robert have to get on an airplane and get him back. There’s way too much dull conversation and not enough kills here. More people seem to die by way of being shot than by actually being killed by the dolls but that has been a theme we’ve seen since this thing hit the Toymaker portion of it. I kind of get a kick out of an indie franchise going this many movies deep into a series, but I do hope if it continues (and I’m sure it will) that the violence is turned up, the talking takes a backseat if they have nothing fun to say, and that we get more of Robert actually killing than people shooting Russians and Nazis.

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