Episode 70: R.O.T.O.R. (1987)
If you thought that ROBOCOP was too believable and MANIAC COP's story was too easy to follow, then boy do the guys have a movie for you! This week, Adam throws the group into robot karate class with 1987's inscrutable cyborg crimefighting cringer R.O.T.O.R. Unsure why all the strongly-worded suggestions against this pick went unheeded, Matt and Scott grasp at their fraying sanity as Adam teaches his mustache jujitsu. It's about as 80s action cinema as you can get, so bring your C4 to the newest episode of Horror Movie Night!
Quote of the Episode:
"There's a lot of bad parts in this movie, mainly the entire middle half as well as the beginning and the ending" - Adam
More Killer A.I. Films
This week, we're talking about killer robots! No, sorry, we're not discussing Robocop 2. Or Terminator 2. Or Blade Runner. Or The Matrix. No, we're getting it on in the mall furniture store with Chopping Mall from 1986! Full disclosure, we're the ones awkwardly watching old Roger Corman flicks on the tv and clutching a pillow to our laps while our friends make weird squishy sounds. They deserve to get murdered by killbots, those dirty birdies. While not quite a lost episode, this is the second time Matt and Scott have discussed this film, and this round is arguably more coherent, so you're welcome? If you know what's good for you, you'll listen to Horror Movie Night. THANK YOU, HAVE A NICE DAY.
Sometimes, it's hard to remember how far CGI has come, what with modern horror movies replacing real blood with stupid looking CGI blood, adding pointless, unscary scretchfaced ghosts, and making things like The Emoji Movie. But then you watch something like Arcade from 1993 and remember that things were once much, much worse. This direct-to-video gem is basically The Lawnmower Man with less Jeff Fahey and fuckmonkeys, and more Seth Green and the kid from A Christmas Story. We try to salvage this idiotic plot by having Matt's brother Brian on to bring the sanity, but instead steamroll him like the bad guy in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (which also had way better CGI than Arcade). Have we mentioned that this movie's special effects are garbage? Get your VR gear and suit up with us for this week's episode of Horror Movie Night!