In the future, territory disputes will be decided not by war, but by giant battling robots that face off in a world arena. With the fate of the nation resting on his shoulders, the Western Market's most skilled pilot Achilles must make his last stand against the sadistic Alexander and the Russian Confederation for control over the oilfields of Alaska. More than a decade before Michael Bay brought the mighty TRANSFORMERS to the screen, RE-ANIMATOR's Stuart Gordon teamed up with Charles Band's Empire Pictures and special effects wizard Dave Allen once more to create this exciting mini-epic featuring some of the most amazing stop-motion animation in recent film. ROBOT JOX is one of Empire's biggest-budgeted features, and it shows. Gordon invests every penny on screen and into the incredible set pieces and miniatures. The characters fall further into archetypes than cliches, and given the over-the-top comic book nature of the plot, they work! Gordon and screenwriter Joe Haldeman present a fully functioning futuristic society, with few oversights in the environments and even language used in their world that could destroy the illusion. We are only given a small piece of the history and background behind the ongoing battles, which lends to a much larger scope as an entire universe clearly exists beyond what is seen. This isn't just a cheap game of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots caught on tape, but camp extravagance and entertainment at their best. SciFi fans will find their new cult classic in ROBOT JOX!
If you liked ROBOT JOX, check out:
ROBOT WARS, TRANSFORMERS, CRASH AND BURN, ARENA, THE ROAD WARRIOR, ICE PIRATES.