Two scientists create a time machine and test it out on a Mandroid (part man, part android...all grandson of a tobacco tycoon RJ Reynolds). When their machine proves to be a success, the murderous scientist has no more use for the Mandroid. The other scientist is friends with the cyborg and refuses to dismantle him. When the scientist is killed for his act of defiance, the Mandroid escapes.
|Legs? Where we're going, I won't need legs.|
He finds a friend of the now-dead scientist buddy who is working on a little scouting robot that can turn into light and bounce around.
|Yes, the scientist is Tasha Yar.|
|And this little ball of light is far less annoying than you would probably guess.|
They find an Indiana Jones knock-off who will guide them through the swamps of South America to find the murderous scientist.
|Clearly, he's far too manly for sleeves.|
|South America: Come for the cocaine and cartels...stay for the Ninja!|
After this merry band of 80s tropes has been gathered, the only thing left to do is defeat the murderous scientist who plans to travel back in time and rule the Roman Empire.
|Obviously, he plans to rely on his superior technology, NOT his situational awareness.|
Along with the hilariously strange awesomeness of teaming up Tasha Yar, her robot Orco, a cyborg who sometimes rides around with a tank as his legs, an Indiana Jones knock-off adventurer, and a Ninja, this film does a pretty damn good job of keeping things moving. Don't get me wrong, the plot is basically nothing but an excuse to get this group together to team up against this guy:
But there are definitely worse plots. And for an 80s B-movie, this one keeps things rolling.
|Rolling. See what I did there?|
Recommended for those who enjoy a cheesy 80s sci-fi flick. Not nearly groan-worthy enough to be outright hilarious, but a good representative of the species.