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Robot Wars (1993)

In the year 2041, the rebel Centros are a plague to the survivors of the great toxic gas scare of 1993. A renegade Megarobot pilot and an archaeologist must team up (despite personal ... See full summary »

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Albert Band

Writers:

Charles Band (original idea), Jackson Barr (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Don Michael Paul ... Marion Drake
Barbara Crampton ... Leda Fanning
James Staley ... Stumpy
Lisa Rinna ... Annie
Danny Kamekona ... Wa-Lee
Yuji Okumoto ... Chou-Sing
J. Downing ... Lt. Plunkett
Peter Haskell ... Rooney
Sam Scarber ... Lt. Pritchard
Steve Eastin ... Boles
Peter Vasquez ... Centro Leader (as Peter Mark Vasquez)
Juan Garcia Juan Garcia ... Centro Main Man (as Juan García)
Burke Byrnes ... Technician
Keith Payson ... Security Guard (as Keith S. Payson)
Pamela Denise Weaver ... Passenger 1
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Storyline

In the year 2041, the rebel Centros are a plague to the survivors of the great toxic gas scare of 1993. A renegade Megarobot pilot and an archaeologist must team up (despite personal differences, a reluctant romance, and official pressure to cease and desist) to thwart the Centro's attempts to resurrect a hidden Megarobot, with which they can challenge the prevailing order. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Crank Up the Carnage See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site - TTV

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robot Jox 2: Robot Wars See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Bumped from March 1993 release date. See more »

Goofs

The film has been mirrored in some of the docking scenes. When Mega Robot 2 is walking up to the dock at Crystal Vista carrying Leda and Annie the dock is on the left side of the robot. However, the attendant opens the door on the right side of the cabin (Leda and Annie are sitting in the back corner of the cabin). After the passengers exit the camera switches to an outside view and you see the left side of the robot and no docking tower. Later, when Mega Robot 2 arrives with General Wa-Lee you again see the docking tower is on the left side. See more »

Quotes

Wa-Lee: Peekaboo, I kill you!
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Hercules (2014) See more »

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STUDIO CITY SHUFFLE
Composed and Performed by Jay Leslie, ASCAP
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Lame and dull semi-sequel to "Robot Jox".
31 December 2008 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This movie doesn't have an awful lot to do with it's predecessor "Robot Jox". This must be also the reason why its most common name is "Robot Wars" and not the alternate name "Robot Jox 2: Robot Wars".

"Robot Jox" was basically a fun movie to watch because it had a nice premise of giant robots battling each other in the near future. This concept has been abandoned for this movie and instead it features a totally dull story that besides isn't very original or cleverly written. A shame it tried to be so much different from its predecessor really, for else this perhaps could had been a more fun movie to watch.

Just like "Robot Jox" this is a B-movie but with as a big difference that it's just not a very good one. Perhaps this also has to with the fact that "Robot Jox" got made during the '80's, when B-movies still had a certain bit of charm and class over it, even though the movie got released in 1990. This really can't be said about this movie. It's just lame, badly made, poor looking and not exciting enough. It also has an ending which leaves you thinking 'This is it? That's all?'.

What the movie its story is lacking is good clear main plot-line really. Perhaps a good main villain would had been a good idea and some other stuff such as an actual point to the story, some action, or likable main characters.

Seriously what were they thinking when they picked the actors for this movie. All of them are simply not likable in their roles and especially Don Michael Paul is annoying as the main character, who behaves as if he's God's gift to woman and Mr. Perfect who can compete with anyone. Weren't they even simply able to get the actors from the first movie?

For such a futuristic movie, with a concept of having large battle droids in it, this movie surely is lacking with its action. Had they put some more and bigger action into the movie, the movie would at least had been a more entertaining one to watch. Instead now we have a movie that fails to impress in basically every way imaginable.

You can better watch a "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" episode, for some more action and likability.

3/10

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