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Robot Jox (1989)

PG  |   |  Action, Sci-Fi  |  21 November 1990 (USA)
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It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place, are matches between large Robots called Robot Jox. These matches take place between two large superpowers over disputed territories.... See full summary »

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It is post-World War III. War is outlawed. In its place, are matches between large Robots called Robot Jox. These matches take place between two large superpowers over disputed territories. The main character Achilles is a pilot in one of the large Robots. The plot revolves around him and a match for the state of Alaska. Written by Anonymous

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The ultimate killing machine. Part Man. Part Metal.

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21 November 1990 (USA)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,272,977 (USA)
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The patches worn on the suits of Tex and Achilles include real US Army unit patches, such as the 101st AIRBORNE and the 18TH AIRBORNE CORP. See more »

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When Athena confronts Achilles in his room and sedates him, in the ensuing fight when Athena sweeps his leg and then spins around with a flying kick, you can plainly see that it is a stuntman. See more »

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Alexander: [to Achilles] I kill you already!
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Alexander: In here!
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One of the Great Cheapies
5 April 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

While this movie in no way could be compared to the greats like Godfather or Star Wars, keep in mind that it had very little money. Stuart Gordon does a spectacular job of trying to maintain a big-budget realism with a very small budget. Not only does he do that, but he also makes a fairly entertaining film as well.

I saw this one a long time ago, and have since bought the tape. It really is a true guilty pleasure. While this is not as good as Stuart Gordon's other movies such as Re-Animator, it does beat out the awful Castle Freak. While many say that this is possibly the worst ever, they have obviously never seen a really bad film before.

The plot, which is actually fairly original, focuses on a "Robot Jock (Jox)" that is torn between retiring or continuing to fight for his country in a giant man made robot with specially made weapons to against the interesting, although cliched, Alexander. Add in genetically engineered fighters, and you have yourself one heck of a final fight royal.

The music score, done by some no name composer I have never heard of is actually quite good. I was very very impressed. The score really cought the mood of the action to me.

Overall, it's worth a rental, and if you like it, buy it on tape. I love it, but can see why others would call it average fair. But considering the budget and the company (It was made by the same guys who made Full Moon Studios) it scores pretty high on the zombie meter- 3 1/2 out of five


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