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« on: May 25, 2001, 06:54:03 PM »

Had a Stuart Gordon kick lately......I've had these two for months but never got around to watching them.  Definitely not Stuie's best work, but fun nonetheless.  The humor is there, but not quite as funny as usual.  Maybe it's the lack of Jeffry Combs (not in Dolls, and only a cameo in Robot Jox), but I just didn't love them the way I normally love Gordon's movies.

Dolls: 3 slimes
Robot Jox: 3 1/4 slimes
Andrew K
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2001, 09:52:17 PM »

I thought Dolls was sort of fun, although I had a problem with the fact that characters were made either completely hateful or completely likable. As a result, you knew not only that the bad guys were going to die, but that NOTHING bad was going to happen the those we liked. By this, I don't mean that I wanted to see harm befall the characters we were supposed to sympathize with, but I would have prefered if the characters weren't so obviously drawn out. This way, it would have been more suspensful, and have us worrying about what might happen to the characters, instead of waiting for something nasty to befall them. I haven't seen Robot Jox, but it was written by Joe Haldeman, one of the best living SF writers.  Haldeman's classic novel The Forever War was adapted by Stuart Gordon to the Chicago stage, sometime before Gordon started his film career.
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2001, 02:55:42 AM »

Robot Jox was fun to see in the theatre years ago, with great animation effects by Dave Allen and fantastic music score by Fred Talgorn.  Is it out on DVD now?
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