We prep for this weekend's Pacific Rim by reviewing the OTHER non-Japanese live-action robot fighting movie: Stuart Gordon's Robot Jox!
In a post apocalyptic world where war is banned, noted illiterate Achilles (Gary Graham) wows the drunken NASCAR crowd with his elite robot fighting skills against the thinly-veiled Soviet Alexander (Paul Koslo), as they duke it out for precious Alaskan resources. Also there is a robot chainsaw penis.
If you like what you hear, you can watch the entire movie on YouTube. Don't worry, the uploader says it's fair use so it therefore must be.
- The Robot Jox referees are some of the worst in the business. They let Alexander murder NINE OPPONENTS without repercussions.
- Alaska's state nickname is, in fact, "The Last Frontier."
- More resource-efficient alternatives to giant robot fighting: soccer, baseball, chess, games of chance, horse racing, regular fighting, horse fighting, arm wrestling, robot arm wrestling...
- Could Kenny Loggins cut us a deal on a Robot Jox theme song? Lyrics idea: ROBOT JOX! FIGHTIN' FOR THE RESOURCES!