As if the animation, voice acting and egregious product placement wasn't atrocious enough (and believe me, they are among the most atrocious imaginable), the plot is incoherent and rips off Casablanca liberally. Except they only rip off specific scenes from that film and present them without context, meaning or semblance of coherent editing or tone. Among the worst things I have ever endured for an hour and a half. It's the type of movie that makes me hate the fact that movies exist if this has to exist with them.
Oh, Prometheus. How I wanted to love you. But you fight me. You look gorgeous and your 3D justifies using 3D. (You were directed by Ridley Scott, after all.) Your first act is mysterious and terrific. David is an amazing character and I want to spend more time with him. You raise great, philosophical questions, as the best of sci-fi does.
But then you squander it, Prometheus.
You introduce a lot of mysteries and as soon as you vaguely answer…
A fantastic time capsule of a movie released just after the end of the cold war era, Robot Jox is the shining example of a good "bad" movie. Great stop-motion animation and miniature sets combined with memorable characters and great set pieces make for a movie that is pure fun, while still maintaining the satire and social commentary that lie just beneath the surface. Stuart Gordon is an underrated gem of a director (genre guy or not, the man has…