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Old 10-05-2012, 11:44 PM   #31
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got my copy of axis rising today and it was alot better than axis of evil a big step up even for the puppets as well and also it has a 27 minute videozone brings back memories of vhs days!!!
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:47 PM   #32
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got my copy of axis rising today and it was alot better than axis of evil a big step up even for the puppets as well and also it has a 27 minute videozone brings back memories of vhs days!!!


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Old 10-24-2012, 08:03 AM   #33
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I liked this one a lot more than Axis of Evil. Hell I felt it was the best since Part 5.

Some of the puppet FX is a little dodgy and the acting at time less than stellar but it was still a cheesy fun time. The Nazi general was hilariously over the top, the Ilsa inspired blonde nazi babe was a riot (and hot as hell) and I personally dug all the new puppets.

Plus Six Shooter is back! It's rough around the edges but I had a good time with it.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:41 PM   #34
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I liked this one a lot more than Axis of Evil. Hell I felt it was the best since Part 5.

Some of the puppet FX is a little dodgy and the acting at time less than stellar but it was still a cheesy fun time. The Nazi general was hilariously over the top, the Ilsa inspired blonde nazi babe was a riot (and hot as hell) and I personally dug all the new puppets.

Plus Six Shooter is back! It's rough around the edges but I had a good time with it.
the one negative thing is the puppets battles we did see the full Leechwoman/bombshell fight BUT NOT Blade/weremacht and Pinhead/Blitzkrieg we just scene a brief second of it
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:31 PM   #35
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Iīve only seen the first 40min so far, but god damn, the acting is horrendous. Sure there were no oscar winners in the older Full Moon pictures either, but could they have gotten any worse actors for the young lead characters?? Itīs like watching a truly bad schoolplay. At least the lead Nazi is playing it so over the top itīs entertaining. But another problem is that the first 40min could easily have been cut down to 15 min, as a lot of the dialogue just feels like itīs there to extend the running time. And when you have acting like this, itīs painful to endure these scenes.

Oh well, I guess I should at least force my way through it before I give it my final judgement. But there better be some puppet action showing up within the next 5 minutes.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:25 PM   #36
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Well, the last half didnīt improve much. Those puppets FX sure is a far cry from what was done in part 1-5. They should have used some good old fashioned stop-motion to liven it up a bit. And those fights... itīs more exciting watching a kid smash two actionfigures together in the sandbox

Felt like I was watching a bad fan-film than a real Puppet Master movie.
Iīll skip the next one.

Time to rewatch the original instead
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:45 AM   #37
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Got this out of Redbox tonight. It's better than the last one, but not much. The first 2/3 of the movie moves at a snail's pace and is just boring (my problem with the last one). The puppets weren't that much better. I like Full Moon's current movies, as they do have a low budget (modern) charm, but it's just not working with the Puppet Master movies. Perhaps they shouldn't do them unless they get some more money behind them.

The Video Zone on the disc was a treat! I liked the new intro. I hear Charlie stating there will be a Subspecies next year. Man, I don't know about that. Perhaps they should just leave that series alone, I'd hate to see it turn into something like the PM series.

While I'm sure another sequel to this prequel PM series will happen, but I wish they would just do a modern day sequel and return the puppets to their "evil" selves from the first two movies.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:16 AM   #38
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I thought this was a good improvment over Axis Of Evil. It isn't great, but it's good nonetheless and I add points for Charles Band directing (and for that I congratulate him).

Overall, I give it a "B".
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:20 AM   #39
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Just watched this and it sucks. The puppets look terrible, the acting is bad and having these new films as period pieces doesn't seem to work.

The new puppets aren't too bad but all the classic ones look cheap. I don't understand why it's so hard for Full Moon to replicate the puppets properly. There's not enough puppet action either because they focus too much on the characters and the bland, uninteresting story.

I'd give this a "D". It doesn't deserve anything above that. I love Puppet Master 1 through 5 but these new ones are just garbage.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:55 AM   #40
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While I'm sure another sequel to this prequel PM series will happen, but I wish they would just do a modern day sequel and return the puppets to their "evil" selves from the first two movies.
I agree, they donīt have a budget to make the WW2 era work anyways.
Notice there was no outdoor shots, except for a shot or two of a building or an empty alley?
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:55 PM   #41
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A step up with much better cinematography, well designed new puppets (Ninja in Part 9 was awful) and higher quality replicates of the classic puppets (still not great, but better). Ditching DeCoteau helped to shake off that bad gay porno feel too.

While the ol' axiom more Nazi's equal more fun still applies it's starting to lose its potency in the series. Part of the fun of the originals was seeing old world puppets kicking as in a modern day setting. Plus a believable period setting remains out of Full Moon's reach so why not just use some of that period piece set dressing cash on other parts of the budget?

Puppet Master Vs. Demonic Toys still plays better for me and I think the modern setting is a big reason for that. But Full Moon is still moving onward and upward with this entry and that's a very good thing. If a Part 11 takes it another step up then I'll be there to step right up too.
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