The Robot Vs. The Aztec Mummy (Mexico 1958)

Rating: *
Release Date: 7/31/22

Cited as one of the worst films ever made, it lives up to its reputation. After miraculously surviving his own death trap at the end of "Curse Of The Aztec Mummy" (1957), the evil Dr. Krupp returns and hypnotizes Flora again to reveal the new resting place of Popoca, the Aztec Mummy. He can't remove the sacred ornaments for fear of retribution, so he spends the next five years constructing an atomic human robot to battle the mummy and destroy it. Fortunately, Dr. Almeda stops him in the nick of time and Flora commands the mummy to return to its old tomb and protect the sacred relics.

It's a mystery why this film exists. Perhaps the director was under contract to produce an Aztec Mummy trilogy and ran out of money after the first two films were made. The first 25 minutes are a long-winded recap of the first two Aztec Mummy films, and the titular robot only shows up in the last ten minutes. It is laughably awful and arguably the worst cinematic robot of all time. They also inexplicably dropped the masked wrestler aspect this time around, leaving Dr. Penicate to be a goofy and clumsy oaf instead. The film has no redeeming qualities whatsoever, and it's amazing that the actors were able to keep straight faces the entire time.