Puppet Master X: Axis Rising picks up where the ninth installment left off, with Danny and Beth (this time played by Kip Canyon and Jean Louise O'Sullivan) out to retrieve the kidnapped Tunneler from the evil Ozu (now played by Terumi Shimazu). The story eventually evolves into Danny, Beth, and a Sarge Stone battling the evil Nazis and the equally evil puppets their kidnapped scientist created. This is an absolute mess of a movie. First, as mentioned, we have returning characters with different actors. Why? I have no idea, but Canyon and O'Sullivan are far worse than their predecessors, Levi Fiehler and Jenna Gallaher, themselves no threat to an Academy award. The acting gets no better from there either. The puppets look cheaper than usual, and even given a larger budget, the special effects are dreadful. The new Nazi puppets are not impressive either, though the Kamikaze puppet is hilarious in an awful way.
The movie has a direct-to-television feel, the action is almost nil, and there are no horror elements to the film at all--in fact, they seem to be going toward a more comedic route--God help us.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 3