There is some of the new and some of the old in this final Puppet Master film. All our favorite puppets are back, for one: Blade, Pinhead, Jester, Leech Woman, Tunneler, and Six Shooter all get their chance to shine here in one way or another. Danny and Beth are also back, and the actors playing them have been replaced with newer, but not necessarily better models. It's okay though, because there are plenty of other things to be entertained by in this movie. The new that Axis Rising brings is that of four - count 'em, FOUR - new puppets. Though these newbies play for the other team, some of them are really fun, and it's a bit sad that they only get to be in one movie.
Axis Rising follows the trend of the rest of the films by not being all that exciting action-wise. There are a few deaths, but nothing crazy or even bloody at all, but I was okay with that mostly. The movie is kind of cheesy and kind of bad, and I really didn't want or expect anything more. I've come to love that cheesy appeal of the Puppet Master films, which Axis Rising fits into very nicely.
So there you have it, horror fiends! That is the Puppet Master journey from beginning to end! Now I'm off to discover some new horror series.... wonder what I'll pick...
While you're waiting for that, here are the links to all my other Puppet Master reviews, in case you care:
Puppet Master II
Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge
Puppet Master 4
Puppet Master 5: The Final Chapter
Curse of the Puppet Master
Retro Puppet Master
Puppet Master: The Legacy
Puppet Master: Axis of Evil