If you go into this movie not expecting much, you'll probably walk out think "it wasn't bad". In fact, it's not a bad movie and decent movie for kids (over 8).. and certainly reasonable for adults to watch. The premise (without spoiling the movie) is more along the lines of the 80's film "Short Circuit". A robot built for war but with more to it than destructive programming. Effects were decent enough. Motorcycle riding/stunts were actually very cool. Looking for a decent little "Sunday afternoon movie for the family"? This would probably work.
A.X.L. (2018) 1080p YIFY Movie
A.X.L. (2018) 1080p
A-X-L is a movie starring Thomas Jane, Becky G, and Ted McGinley. A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog who develops a special friendship with Miles and will go to any length to protect his new companion.
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The Synopsis for A.X.L. (2018) 1080p
A.X.L. is a top-secret, robotic dog created by the military to help protect tomorrow's soldiers. Code named by the scientists who created him, A.X.L. stands for Attack, Exploration, Logistics, and embodies the most advanced, next-generation artificial intelligence. After an experiment gone wrong, A.X.L. is discovered hiding alone in the desert by a kind-hearted outsider named Miles (Alex Neustaedter), who finds a way to connect with him after activating his owner-pairing technology. Together, the two develop a special friendship based on trust, loyalty and compassion. Helping Miles gain the confidence he's been lacking, A.X.L. will go to any length to protect his new companion, including facing off against the scientists who created him and who will do anything to get him back. Knowing what is at stake if A.X.L. is captured, Miles teams up with a smart, resourceful ally named Sara (Becky G) to protect his new best friend on a timeless, epic adventure for the whole family.
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The Reviews for A.X.L. (2018) 1080p
Less Sweet Version of "Short Circuit"Reviewed bydan_slentzVote: 5/10
A-X-L is about a young teenage boy who is very into motorcycle racing. He encounters a top secret robotic dog with an AI system who eventually befriends it. He teaches it how to be good and to distinguish right and wrong. However, after some antics, the government and the creators begin to interfere.
Going in, I didn't expect anything spectacular. From what I could gather from the previews, it seemed like a by the numbers kids flick. In some ways, I wasn't wrong, and I do think that kids will enjoy it. It is a competently made film with its small pluses. It has good cinematography, decent pacing, a far better score than this movie deserves and I feel like it does try with the script.
However, this movie suffers from some major problems. For example, it has a romance plot between the main character, Miles, and a girl played by Becky G that I could not buy at all. The male lead's big problem is that his acting is bad; he barely shows any real emotion or charisma in his performance throughout the entire runtime. The female lead suffers from simply having no distinct personality aside from being a graffiti artist. At the very least with Miles, he at least has some memorable traits such as knowing how to repair machinery. But the girl suffers from having no character. Don't get me wrong her acting isn't bad too, I thought Becky G tried with this role. As such, I found it impossible to buy that the characters were in love; they don't share any real chemistry; it's just a pointless sideplot that feels forced.
My biggest issue with it, however is that by the end, I realized that this, intentional or not, is nothing but a complete rehash of The Iron Giant. It stars a kid who befriends a machine. Seeing that it may be dangerous, the government tries to intervene. The boy meets somebody who is willing to help him protect his robotic friend. To me, this sounds exactly like the plot of The Iron Giant, except that movie has charm, humor, fun characters and even some substantial political commentary on prejudice. This movie even rips off the ending to Iron Giant beat-by-beat, which was the biggest giveaway to me.
A-X-L may be enjoyable for kids, but the fact that it has an uncanny resemblance to a far superior animated movie really bothered me.
I can honestly tell you this evening has laughs and scares and touching moments. It's a great idea in concept but severely lacking in execution and acting as well. This is coming from a person who loves Thomas Jane from the original Punisher that I enjoyed so much! Other actors including Tom Jane we're not as vibrant as they should have been during such a process or we're just not even Force but laissez-faire to the point where it made it kind of lacking that's where the idea of the story I mean essentially Homeward Bound it's an okay movie if you're taking your kids and you just doing a family day then it's perfect you'll have a whole different perspective on it but for an adult who seems tough like this before it becomes very repetitive and a district particular Point not as interesting as it should have been