The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy

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The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy
Robot momia.jpg
Original Mexican poster
Directed by Rafael Portillo
Produced by Guillermo Calderón (producer)
Written by Guillermo Calderón (original story) and
Alfredo Salazar (original story)
Alfredo Salazar (adaptation)
Starring See below
Music by Antonio Díaz Conde
Cinematography Enrique Wallace
Edited by Jorge Bustos, Jose Li-ho,[citation needed] Jack R. Remy[citation needed]
Distributed by Cinematografica Calderon S.A
Release date(s)
  • 1958 (1958)
Running time 65 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy (originally La momia azteca contra el robot humano) is a 1958 Mexican film directed by Rafael Portillo, starring Ramón Gay and Rosa Arenas. It blends elements of science fiction and horror. The film is the sequel to The Aztec Mummy and The Curse of the Aztec Mummy, both released earlier that year, and a large portion of the film consists of an extended recap of the first two entries in the series.

The film is also known as The Aztec Mummy Against the Humanoid Robot or Aztec Mummy vs. the Human Robot.

Plot summary[edit]

The evil Dr. Krupp (Luis Aceves Castañeda), also known as "The Bat", plots to steal a valuable Aztec treasure from the tomb of a centuries-old living mummy, Popoca (Angel di Stefani). Krupp builds a robot to defeat the mummy. Krupp's former colleague Dr. Eduardo Almada (Ramón Gay) and associates work to stop the mad scientist from creating his robot.

The movie shows a notable lack of awareness of Mesoamerican civilizations, as it suggests the Aztecs practiced mummification and used hieroglyphics. In reality, they used pictographs and practiced cremation and simple burial. It was the Inca civilization that practiced mummification, and the Maya who had a system of hieroglyphics. Also, the mummy is depicted in the Egyptian style (upright or lying on its back) rather than in the Inca style (hunched into a ball with its feet pulled to the body and its knees close to the face).

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In other media[edit]

The Canadian comedy series This Movie Sucks! featured an edited version of the film in its second season.[1]

Mystery Science Theater 3000 featured the film in a 1989 episode.[2]

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