The diabolical Dr. Caronte that was thought to be dead is very much alive. In his secret lair he has managed to splice together and revive the brains of three dead scientists, Duval, Wilson and Mendez. With these brains he devises a way to get the formula for the devastating neutron bomb.
Dr. Caronte’s melded brain needs a steady supply of blood in order to survive so he sends his assistant Nick and his horde of robots to attack people at random and siphon off their blood. Unfortunately for Dr. Caronte Neutron, the masked super hero, is on hand to thwart Caronte’s robots from fulfilling their orders.
Next on Caronte’s list of needs are the chemicals needed to create the neutron bomb. Once again his crew of robots and Nick are charged with bringing the foot stomping megalomaniac all of his desires. But Caronte is short one thing for his dreams of ultimate domination to come true. He needs the fourth scientist that was responsible for creating the neutron bomb. He needs Professor Thomas.
“Neutron vs the Death Robots” AKA “Los automatas de la muerte” was released in 1962 and was directed by Federico Curiel. It is a Mexican science fiction thriller and a luchador film.
All together there were five Neutron films. It is the second of three films starring Neutron as part of a continuing story with his enemy Dr. Caronte. The other two are “Neutron the Man in the Black Mask” 1960 and “Neutron vs the Amazing Dr. Caronte” 1963.
The man that plays Neutron is Wolf Ruvinskis. He started his career as a wrestler. His character in the ring was “The Latvian Wolf”. The Neutron moniker was a character he played in some of his films. As a luchador Wolf played a “Rudo” (bad guy). Wolf switched to acting when injuries forced him to leave the ring.
For those in the future who want to dub movies for a living, dwarves and little people do not sound like grown women trying to sound like the wicked witch of the west. Especially male little people with beards. Suffice it to say the dubbing was awful. Also the robots are more like faceless zombies in overalls than they are robots, which is OK but I was looking forward to seeing some clunky guys in silver painted cardboard.
There was a lot of time wasted about the real identity of Neutron in the movie. This is something that was revealed in the first movie of the trilogy but was ignored for this sequel. There is also a four way triangle with our three semi-heroes that are pining after the same woman. One of them is the alter ego Neutron. There is also singing. Too much singing.
I found the movie to be less than impressive. It’s not as fun and campy as most luchador movies. The best part about the film was its title.