This movie is so bad, I can't even describe it. Chopping Mall is a nauseating hodgepodge of Dawn of the Dead, Ghostbusters, Bachelor Party, Short Circuit, Deadly Friend, Terminator, Revenge of the Nerds and more but those movies were infinitely better.
It must have been made on a dare using Goodwill employees to see if a movie could be made with $137 and in 2 hrs.
The acting is atrocious and the directing is just horrendous.
The characters were not at all likable, I was cheering the robots. The "stars" were just butt ugly, the girl that survives to the end is just hideous, she looks like a Cabbage Patch Kid and they dress her up like Sarah Connor from the original Terminator with the pink top, she imitates Sarah Connor right down to the limping away from the heap of burning robot. The nerd guy was dressed like the Rick Moranis character from Ghost busters. He had on the most durable wrinkle free pants on, like this whole movie was incidental and was just a big ad for the most durable wrinkle free pants this geek had on. I mean watch this movie and see how many shots of this guy's crotch and brief lines are in there, those pants had to be Dickies.
I was shouting at the screen when this movie tried to imitate Terminator, it was pure blasphemy, in Terminator; Sarah was a very sentimental character, I felt her pain and emotions, I loved her and wanted her to survive but this girl, I could care less. This movie is trash, I love 80's cheese, I have an unbridled passion for grubby practical effects but even I couldn't find anything redeeming about this. Where did Mary Woronov go? I thought she was going to be the antagonist or at least play a part in the movie, I guess even the queen of trash didn't want to stay around for this mess.
This movie should be used for attic insulation, it's crud,