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YMMV: Robot Jox
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The robots fly into space, Alexander shoots a missile into Achilles's foot, and he crashes back to Earth with Alexander in tow, even landing back on the field. The sequence takes about two-three minutes and serves no purpose but to have Alexander blow up Achilles's foot, which surely could have been accomplished in any other number of ways with them on the ground.
  • Cult Classic: At the time it was panned by critics and was a box office bomb. These days, many remember it fondly.
  • Evil Is Cool: The Confederates arm their robots with chainsaws, rocket fists, mace-arms, and eventually give them four legs, while the Market gives their robots a wrist-mounted arm torch, blinding flares, and allow them to transform into tanks. Tight call on who has the advantage in coolness. On the other hand, Alexander is infinitely more memorable than Achilles on account of being a Faux Affably Evil Large Ham.
  • Foe Yay: Alexander seems a bit too enthusiastic about fighting Achilles sometimes. After his 10-Minute Retirement, Alexander even greets him with "I never thought that I would say this...but I'm glad to see you. Very glad!"
  • Narm Charm: Narm and Humongous Mecha have always had a rather good relationship. The film is part sci-fi political epic, part giant robot kid's cartoon, and the silliness of it is part of the fun.
  • Older Than They Think: Predates G Gundam by four years and pretty much had the same premise.
  • Special Effects Failure: Some of the effects look pretty damn awesome for their time, but most of shots that utilize green screen and optical compositing are painfully obvious.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot - It's never explained why Robot Jox need to be in peak physical condition to control the robots.

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