A quasi-follow up to low-budget producer Charles Band's 1991 ROBOT JOX, ROBOT WARS is dedicated to the spectacle of mammoth anthropomorphic fighting machines beating each other up. ROBOT JOX had some depth and panache courtesy of director Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR) and
novelist/scriptwriter Joe Haldeman (The Forever War
); ROBOT WARS has only the hardware.
Sketchy 2041 A.D. setting is the southwest territory called the North Hemisphere, no longer part of the United States since the superpowers split into anarchic factions. But the North Hemisphere fears no enemies, thanks to their megarobot, a scorpion-shaped goliath called the MRAS-2, which
serves as ...