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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Cast: Nicole de Boer, Chris Gauthler, Kavan Smith, Paul McGillion, Donnelly Rhodes

Director: Paul Ziller

Genre: Sci-fi

Year: 2011

Rating: PG-13

It traveled millions of light years through space before colliding with a Soviet satellite and crashing into rural Redeemer, Idaho. Now an alien bacterium that transforms steel objects into furious killing machines has infected the local scrapyard. Can a local contractor (Kavan Smith of ''Stargate: Atlantis'' and ''The 4400'') and his estranged ex-girlfriend (Nicole de Boer of ''Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'' and CUBE) find a way to stop a heavy metal monster from tearing a path of biological and mechanical destruction through small-town America?

"Iron Invader" was the film's original name when it aired on the Syfy channel. "Metal Shifters" is a hard film to sell or even talk about because for starters you either like the Syfy channel movies or you don't so no sense in complaining afterwords about or don't people but give it a rest already. Talking about the plot is another tough thing to do because the story is pretty straight forward, I mean once the metal beast is brought to life the rest of the movie is spent on looking for ways to kill it. There is a subplot with the two leads and the whole romance thing but it's hardly interesting.

The film itself is decent, the effects are pretty good considering the budget and the acting is good over-all. Sure the film could of been better but you have to take these for what they are, you can't expect much from these considering the budget they have to work with. The stories could be a bit better which might make them a little more entertaining for some.

I enjoyed watching the movie, it was an entertaining way to waste an hour and a half, so if you like the channel's movies and missed this one when it aired I recommend checking it out, it's not their best film but it's not their worst either.

Available on DVD and Blu-ray, both come with Special Features that include:

METAL SHIFTERS: Behind The Scenes

Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment

** 1/2 Out Of *****