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« on: August 31, 2008, 07:57:49 AM »

A plucky mechanic repairs a military Gunhed robot, and sets out to destroy the computer overlord Kyron5.  The movie is a decent attempt at a cyberpunk story, but I was constantly distracted by Nim, the demure female Texas Air Ranger with the skin tight pants.  Mmmmm...Nim...

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008, 08:22:03 AM »

There was a trailer for this on a tape I had of Destroy All Monsters, I thought it looked pretty cool, but eventually, after watching it several times ...I became scared of the music... Lookingup I was relieved some months later when my sister ended up trashing the tape beyond repair...

When I got a bit older I became very curious about the film again. I luckily found it at my closest Blockbuster, and enjoyed it very much despite being quite confused at my still young age.
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008, 12:03:52 PM »

I donít know why, but this movie makes me think of Transformers, Stealth Fighter, and The Terminator for some reason.  Question
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008, 12:14:19 PM »

I remember seeing that movie and didn't like it at all.  The whole thing was such a jumbled mess I couldn't make heads or tails out of it.  People would start shooting, I didn't know if that was our characters shooting at each other, or somebody else, or what.  Characters would just drop out of the story with no explanation.  And they were constantly saying and doing things that were completely nonsensical, from that quote "go for it gunhed and don't get drunk" (Huh, WTF?) to that woman dropping unconscious for no apparent reason.  Blah  Question
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2008, 09:50:34 PM »

GUNHED!   This movie had a disproportionately huge effect on my life, for all that it ws a mess.  I first heard about it in William Gibson's book "Virtual Light" where it had a passing mention.  That caused me to track down the movie, which I, in an impressionable state of mind.  I named my next car Gunhed in honor. 
Yow, I really needed a girlfriend in those days.
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2008, 05:50:30 AM »

I really don't know why, but there is some reason why I like this movie. Maabe because it is so weird? Could be, I think.
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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2008, 08:53:30 AM »

Random act of violence against.....um.....some random piece of junk!

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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2008, 04:43:11 PM »

Interesting concept, a robot that runs on alcoholic beverages.  Cheers  Was Gunhed a predecessor of the Bender unit?
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2008, 07:33:37 PM »

Boring, unforgivably padded movie.
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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2008, 08:44:36 PM »

An anime version was made around the same time. Have no idea if it was an improvement.
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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2008, 10:29:12 AM »

Interesting concept, a robot that runs on alcoholic beverages.  Cheers  Was Gunhed a predecessor of the Bender unit?
Now I'm thinking of the next FUTURAMA flick, and Bender gets all gunned up and aims to misbehave. Thumbup
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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2008, 10:07:06 PM »

I think that the film's promise is shown in those first few minutes, when it relies on all atmosphere and some very good model work to show the Gunhed battalion's doomed attack on Kyron5.  If the film had been about that, vice Brooklyn and his buddies, then it might well have been a great cyberpunk film.

Of course, then we would have missed out on Nim, and that would be a shame.
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« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2008, 09:31:55 AM »

I remember seeing this movie for the first time years upon years ago, thanks to a late, late, late night showing on the Sci-Fi Channel. I thought it was a hoot, and then I thought I'd never see it again. Maybe a year and a half after that I saw it again on another late, late, late night showing on the Sci-Fi Channel, and this time... I taped it.

I find it endlessly entertaining to watch the opening credits, which are made up pretty much entirely of Japanese names, and then seeing "Directed By Alan Smithee" pop up.
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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2008, 10:53:19 AM »

It would have been cool if at some point Gunhed would utter, "Bite my shiny, metal arse."  Cheers
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« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2010, 02:24:25 PM »

I gotta see this movie, awesome soundtrack.
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