Starring - Kip Canyon (1313: Bermuda Triangle, Puppet Master: Axis Termination), Jean Louise O'Sullivan (Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job), and Oto Brezina (Nude Nuns with Big Guns, Goregoyles: The Holy Terror)
Release Date - 2012
Genre - Horror
Tagline - "The battle is over. The war has just begun"
Format - Bluray (Personal Collection) (Screener)
Rating (out of 5):
Axis of Evil had some fun moments but was still riddled with plot holes and inconsistencies. Sadly, Axis Rising was a struggle to finish. The acting was bad, the story was lacking, and the effects were some of the weakest in the series. The acting in this one is the low point of the series. I didn't think the cast could sink lower than the last film but this one did. The recurring characters has been recast and for good reason but it looks like Band and company went with a lower qualified cast. The story for this one is more or less more of Axis of Evil and takes that story where the first film should have went with a puppet vs puppet battle. Sadly, the way the film was shot the impact of these scenes is lost and what could be an epic battle turns out to be a dud. Finally, the practical effects are one again minimal with the exception of the puppets. The puppets look fantastic. Overall, Axis Rising is one of the biggest let downs in cinematic history. What was they thinking?