Robot Jox Reviews
A Band production (he does churn them out) which does seem to bare a small similarity to the recent 'Reel Steel' but admittedly is more of a mech film. Basically trained fighters combat in massive mechs for control of certain parts of the world which hold value but the fighters are part of a 'Formula 1' type team. Its chock full of silly sci-fi and wonderfully cheesy effects and bluescreen, some of which looks OK some of which looks nasty, but one things for sure the cast do their best to make it seem serious *chuckle*.
Its very easy going stuff and perfect for those sci-fi hounds out there that love a good B-movie and I'm sure we all know of Mr Band's work. Goodies wear white and are team America where as the baddies wear black and are naughty evil team Russia (boo! hiss!) 'crash n burn'.
The film is pretty good. The budget is small and the acting is ok. But takin as a whole, it's an entertaining film. Decent drama and good fx. It's the Pacific Rim before Pacific Rim. I watched this film in 92 on VHS and it still holds up today.
Even with a limited budget just like Pacific Rim, one can really feel the scale of the giant Mechs. I liked that. Moreover
all of the effects are practical so they stand the test of time in the computer age. The good guys wears white and the bad guys wear black. Even the minor back story is pretty good. If you enjoy a light hearted romp into the not to distant future, then give this film a try.
A great film by Full moon.
The plot is ridiculous to the point of it being unintentionally funny at times. However, this is more of a "so ridiculous it's good" rather than a "so bad it's good." The two semi-sequels "Robot Jox 2: Robot Wars" and "Robot Jox 2: Crash and Burn" are more of the "so bad it's good" variety. By the way, that wasn't a typo, both of the semi-sequels were #2, but neither had anything to do with Robot Jox besides the fact that they had giant robots in them.
At the end of the day, this was silly, funny, and comprehensible. Fans of B-movies should know that a comprehensible plot is not a given by any stretch of the imagination.
If you like 80's sci-fi, giant robots, and B-movies, then I highly recommend this movie to you. If not, stay away. Stay far away.