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08:25 AM on 12/13/12 
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DrStrong
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Wow, so with monsters attacking the Earth, there was time to build these huge robots?

Also, since when is this a Robot Jox remake?

I thought from the first poster and all the previous stuff, that the armor were just suits for normal soldiers....oh well.
08:33 AM on 12/13/12 
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I guarantee 100% that if Del Toro wasn't directing this people wouldn't defend the shit trailer so aggressively. Maybe they shouldn't have chosen a dark, rainy and foggy as fuck scene to showcase. I can admit the scene in the snow with the robot falling next to the people looks cool, but the fight scene looks like a muddy mess and the fact that everyone is so excited over being able to see a robot throw a punch is more telling than anything.

Wait, what? So if someone completely different was behind it people would think about it differently? Well...yeah, no shit. People know Del Toro has a good track record so they have faith in what this limited sneak peak presents. I don't get how that doesn't make sense to you.
08:59 AM on 12/13/12 
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11:02 AM on 12/13/12 
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Wow, so with monsters attacking the Earth, there was time to build these huge robots?

Also, since when is this a Robot Jox remake?

I thought from the first poster and all the previous stuff, that the armor were just suits for normal soldiers....oh well.
The first attack happens in 2012, which may be changed to 2013 for the sake of its release. The movie is then set in 2025 (also up for change), so it's not like they were able to make these defense systems overnight. The screenplay weaves in the history of this "war" while explaining the trial-and-error scenario they faced when trying to defeat the kaiju. Given the fictional scenario, the screenplay definitely evokes a pretty realistic take on how the world would respond to such a threat. The robots themselves are semi-realistic in that they do not move that fluidly and have a limited amount of ammunition to work with before having to engage physically.
11:06 AM on 12/13/12 
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^^^^ha he got owned. Blimpcity knowing all the nitty gritty. You tell those nay sayers.
11:10 AM on 12/13/12 
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The first attack happens in 2012, which may be changed to 2013 for the sake of its release. The movie is then set in 2025 (also up for change), so it's not like they were able to make these defense systems overnight. The screenplay weaves in the history of this "war" while explaining the trial-and-error scenario they faced when trying to defeat the kaiju. Given the fictional scenario, the screenplay definitely evokes a pretty realistic take on how the world would respond to such a threat. The robots themselves are semi-realistic in that they do not move that fluidly and have a limited amount of ammunition to work with before having to engage physically.

So far the only thing dissimilar to Robot Jox is that in this movie, they use the robots to fight aliens. In Robot Jox, they use the robots to fight internationally instead of having huge wars.

Both robots are semi-realistic and have limited amounts of ammunition, and are also armed with blunt objects for hand to hand combat.
11:11 AM on 12/13/12 
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Dude who cares? You haven't seen the movie yet....a lot of science fiction movies have robots. Can we stop comparing this to other works with robots? Sweet.
11:14 AM on 12/13/12 
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So far the only thing dissimilar to Robot Jox is that in this movie, they use the robots to fight aliens. In Robot Jox, they use the robots to fight internationally instead of having huge wars.

Both robots are semi-realistic and have limited amounts of ammunition, and are also armed with blunt objects for hand to hand combat.
Outside of the fact that they include massive fighting robots, I don't see how you can compare the two. It's like saying Fight Club was a ripoff of Rocky.
11:20 AM on 12/13/12 
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Outside of the fact that they include massive fighting robots, I don't see how you can compare the two. It's like saying Fight Club was a ripoff of Rocky.

That ins't a fair comparison, name another movie where people manned gigantic robots. This is a very particular scenario that maybe only 2 or 3 other movies have covered.
11:23 AM on 12/13/12 
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Power Rangers
Vultron
Star Wars
Aliens (not really giant robots but still)
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11:26 AM on 12/13/12 
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Power Rangers
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Star Wars
Aliens (not really giant robots but still)
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Like I said, only a few others which include this scenario.

Star Wars, Avatar and Alien aren't valid since they don't take place on Earth.
11:30 AM on 12/13/12 
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11:33 AM on 12/13/12 
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That ins't a fair comparison, name another movie where people manned gigantic robots. This is a very particular scenario that maybe only 2 or 3 other movies have covered.
Power Rangers, Evangelion, Godzilla vs Megalon (robot being Jet Jaguar).... Plus you have all the anime stuff like Gundam and Voltron.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecha
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph...HumongousMecha

it's pretty much a genre unto itself
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Isn't every boy's childhood pretty much just them imagining they had a giant robot to fight shit in?



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