“RL7 is an eight-foot tall combat robot that goes on the run after malfunctioning with vivid memories of once being human. As its creators and the military close in, RL7 battles its way to uncovering the shocking truth behind its mysterious visions and past.”
**Final Update from the team: Thanks you so much to everyone who supported us!!! Because of your devotion we got Hollywood to notice us! We’ll soon be going into full production with Fox studios and we couldn’t have it without each and every one of you. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! -Aaron Sims**
A very cool short, Archetype will definitely have you craving for more! The short is focused on an “interview” with a robot with a very interesting history. The reason the robot is in trouble in the first place is because during a battle it malfunctions causing an EMP blast to go off wiping most of the electronics in the vicinity, but this is also noteworthy because these robots aren’t equipped with such weapons. The interview gets heated between the military interrogator and the RL7 unit and let’s just says things end in a very epic and open-ended way.
Great CGI (with a zero budget at that), great plot as well as just enough mystery in everything to keep you savoring for the feature-length. I can’t really find any negatives in this, the one negative I had at the start of the interview between the regular sized military interrogator and the 8 foot+ robot quickly dissipated and became a positive during the last few minutes.
If you’re a fan of sci-fi, good plots, engaging characters, cool art, heck pretty much anything that makes a well-made film good, then this is definitely the short for you!