Robot Wars (2016 revival)
Now, a little known fact about me: I F*CKING loved the original Robot Wars. It had everything I always wanted in a robotic combat show. Imposing arenas, a catchy soundtrack, wacky and creative robots and of course, crazy and chaotically unbalanced combat with robot guts flying from all corners.
Come the 2016 reboot and the experience just feels severely neutered.
The pumped up and chaotic tone set by the original series? GONE. The absolute banger of an intro theme is thrown out the window, instead replaced with the most generic electronic war music imaginable. Craig Charles' memorably eccentric attitide as the original show's host, now replaced by Dara O'Brien who not only makes NO attempt to hype up the show, but also sounds as if he's just here for the paycheck. And the intimidating and imposing arena of the original, now stripped down of all its personality leaving it little more than a white and grey box with the occasional tacky stage hazard. Oh, and the music that plays during battles? Yeah, those have been completely thrown out the window too. Riveting.
Battles remain nearly the same as before, with the classic fight-to-the-death format and occasionally we get well needed moments of utter chaos and destruction, but most fights simply either boil down to either a judge's decision or a malfunction, with very little consequence or action in-between.
So, whilst the revival still maintains several moments of enjoyable combat and unpredictable antics from the original show, the several ways in which the show was stripped down compared to the original series makes it feel like a bag of greasy potato chips in comparison to the original's gourmet buffet.
Two days ago I was watching a movie called 'Mine' which was about this soldier who was in the desert with his partner and then his friend exploded because he stepped on a mine. He couldn't go up to help him because he to stepped on a mine and couldn't take his foot off or else it would explode so he endures the desert for a long time until he takes his foot off it and it turns out to be a freaking tin can. He stepped on a Tin Can for all that time. He should be a trained professional who knows this stuff. Like couldn't he have just brushed the sand a little to check that it was actually a mine. It was all good until the ending which ruined it.
A big robot from space has amnesia meets a kid who hangs out with a middle aged man who lives in a dump. The boy shows the robot a comic book and now wants to be superman while the kid puts laxatives in a goverment officals ice cream. The robot sees the boy die and proceeds to kill people but they boy isn't dead. A crazy army man sends a nuke to kill the robot but the robot decides to kill the nuke and dies but doesn't really.
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