This could have been a great movie - it has a unique premise and wonderful sets. A really spooky atmosphere. But who made this thing? A bunch of 10-year olds? In the beginning, we see a group of fortune hunters going to an island to scavenge computer parts. They talk like cartoon characters out of some children's Godzilla movie - saying silly things with annoying enthusiasm. Then they arrive on the island, and I don't have a clue what happens after that. All of a sudden they start shooting at people. Some other characters that weren't introduced? Themselves? Robots? Who knows. A character gets killed by a glowing spike rising out of the floor, but we only get a glimpse of his face, so you don't even know who it is. They meet an American woman, and knock her out by lightly bumping into her. Then she's their friend. They walk around some cool sets saying things like "Come out, dammit" but you don't have any idea who or what they're referring to. Then all of a sudden there's some character who's mute, and most of the original characters don't seem to be around anymore. Then after one scene the mute guy disappears for the rest of the film. I mean, what the??? There's a couple of little kids with those grating high-pitched voices yelling every word they say. They drop bombs that just happened to be hanging from the ceiling, while yelling loudly and constantly in those shriekish voices.
Then somebody finds a wrecked mech and tells the other survivors (Are there two or ten of them? Who knows.) to stay put for 20 hours while he fixes it. That's kind of funny since most everybody was killed in the first ten minutes of arriving. Anyhow, then there's a battle between two mechs that consumes some screen time. You know the drill: mech A shoots mech B about a thousand times, which results in mech B losing a headlight. Mech B shoots mech A about a thousand times, which results in some sparks and jiggling of the camera inside mech A. Repeat a couple of times. This has nothing to do with any plot of any sort - anything resembling a plot was forgotten about ten minutes into this thing.
I mean, what the...??? This movie is just a complete joke. It's edited together in such a way that you can never tell what's happening, or who it's happening to. It's directed in such a way that it can't decide if it wants to be a serious Alien type movie or a silly Godzilla movie for the kiddies. The two definitely don't mix well.
All in all, a real waste of some great sets and a neat premise. Brenda Bakke, as Texas Air Ranger Sgt. Nim (the American who gets knocked out so easily) is a really good character, surrounded by a huge load of utter nonsense.