Robot Jox

Dir: Stuart Gordon
Star: Gary Graham, Anne-Marie Johnson, Paul Koslo, Hilary Mason

[7] See how the mighty are fallen. Difficult to believe the director of the all-time classic Re-Animator, the pretty-damn-good From Beyond, and the not-bad Dolls can be responsible for this live-action Transformers movie. Perhaps something was lost in the crash of Empire Pictures. After WW III, international disputes are settled by giant robots battling it out, controlled by men in their heads (remote control not being conducive to the plot, I assume). After an accident kills 300 spectators, the US champion, Achilles (yes, it's US vs USSR - passe or what?) retires, only to be dragged back for a last battle. Any guesses as to the outcome? The FX are more realistic than the acting, and in the future, you'll be glad to know white boiler suits are in.


The jox's on us
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