Low-budget sci-fi/horror plays like a B-movie comic book as scientist Richard Cox is burnt up during an accident and ends-up being used by his scheming boss Maury Chaykin in an experiment that transplants his brain into a robotic shell. Soon he's escaped from the lab and thanks to a programming chip that causes him insane rage he's knocking-off everyone in a plot for revenge while he tries to communicate with his finacee and is being tracked down by bad-ass hired bounty hunter Pam Grier.
Watching this you almost have to wonder what came first, this or Robocop, since it's very similar in some aspects to the great Paul Verhoeven flick. However as a loose modernization of the Frankenstein legend (in fact it was originally titled Frankenstein '88) it's quite entertaining with a good title robot created by effects maestro Stan Winston, Grier always great to look at in a so-so role, a cool unmasking scene and some really pleasing methods of dispatch (one guy is crushed to death in his car). Plus we get a cheesy "rock 'em, sock 'em robots" finale to smile about.
For a movie that's such a cartoon it's hard to fathom why they threw in the fairly unsettling (and overlong) rape sequence.
Directed By: Jean-Claude Lord.
Written By: David Preston, Edith Rey.
Starring: Teri Austin, Richard Cox, Pam Grier, Maury Chaykin.