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'Automata' appears to be on automatic pilot
'Automata' appears to be on automatic pilot

Visually inspired but thematically derivative, the apocalyptic sci-fi drama "Automata" pits humans against robots with predictable results. Set 30 years in the future, when a good chunk of mankind has been decimated by deadly levels of radioactivity, the film stars Antonio Banderas as an insurance agent investigating reports of odd behavior concerning the Automata Pilgrim 7000. It would appear this class of androids designed to protect humans has figured out how to override key protocols limiting its advancement. The machines have begun making alterations to themselves. Directed and co-written by Gabe Ibáñez with an overwrought tone, the dreary "Blade...

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