The son of a virtual world designer goes looking for his father and ends up inside the digital world that his father designed. He meets his father's corrupted creation and a unique ally who was born inside the digital world.
Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.
In the near future when people become uninterested in boxing and similar sports, a new sport is created - Robot boxing wherein robots battle each other while being controlled by someone. Charlie Kenton, a former boxer who's trying to make it in the new sport, not only doesn't do well, he is very deeply in the red. When he learns that his ex, mother of his son Max, dies, he goes to figure out what to do with him. His ex's sister wants to take him in but Charlie has first say in the matter. Charlie asks her husband for money so he can buy a new Robot in exchange for turning Max over to them. He takes Max for the summer. And Max improves his control of his robot. But when the robot is destroyed, they go to a scrap yard to get parts. Max finds an old generation robot named Atom and restores him. Max wants Atom to fight but Charlie tells him he won't last a round. However, Atom wins. And it isn't long before Atom is getting major bouts. Max gets Charlie to teach Atom how to fight, and the ... Written by
In an obvious nod to the iconic game "Rock'em, Sock'em, Robots", during the Atom/Zeus fight, Mashido assumes manual control of Zeus and grabs two simple joysticks and moves them back and forth operating Zeus exactly as done in the board game. See more »
When Charlie and Bailey are on the roof, his hand position (wrapped up in her hair) changes with the camera angle. From behind Bailey, his fingers are straight (1:35:42 & 1:35:52). From behind Charlie, his fingers are curled (1:35:47 & 1:35:54). See more »
What a waste of $35 Canadian! It's not compelling or even that interesting. The 'bot fights are obviously CGI but the story line sucks the big one. Move along, don't waste your money... You're supposed to fall for the kid who's father is a screw-up but it's hard to feel sorry for a manipulative kid who's no better than his own father. Some have suggested that this is "Rocky" on steroids but the script is anemic at best. The closest you'll get to an emotional connection is to the girlfriend running the gym. At least she knows where she stands! For the rest of the cast, it's like lost sheep. Baah! Seriously, this movie, despite the hype, is one you should take a pass on. There are a lot of much better actions movies out there. If you're into a retro vibe then pick up some James Bond on Blueray, sure to appeal to both men and women. Any of the Jason Bourne (Idnetity, Supremacy, Ultimatum) videos are far better than this piece of tripe. Then again, your mileage may vary.
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