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Robocop - (2014 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1234721/
FIXME - link an archive: www.robocop.com/

A police officer almost dies in the course of duty, but is converted into a cyborg.

When it came out I was given the impression that it would be bad, especially compared to the original, but it was fair. Not good, but fair.


Metropolis - (2001 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0293416/

A city sculpted by technology has a poverty-stricken underbelly and grand political schemes.



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Alita - Battle Angel - (2019 movie) poster.jap

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437086/
https://family.foxmovies.com/movies/alita-battle-angel

A head is found in the garbage and is stitched back onto a body like science fiction necromancy.

A twelve-year-old-girl-friendly science fiction movie. It had such potential, but it absolutely ruined it by having no resolution.



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Solo - A Star Wars Story - (2018 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3778644/

A prequil adventure with the eponymous Han Solo. It has no excitement since with a prequil there can't be any sense of accomplishment without any chance of failure.

A franchise so strong I didn't even know this movie was released or was even being made.

Not recommended, even for fans. It gives and does nothing. It's vaguely entertaining.



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Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 - (1987 movie) image

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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=692
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093529/

A super-secret military robot suit appears in a part-time mechanic's truck, and he fiddles with it enough to get trapped in it. Wanting to visit his soon to be ex-girlfriend, he wrecks a path of havoc while being chased by people trying to retrieve or destroy it.

This movie was a major inspiration for the skimming (ground-gliding) for Ember.



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Starring Morgan Freeman and this other guy.
Starring Morgan Freeman and this other guy.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483013/

The Earth is ruined when aliens invade, and a maintenance skeleton crew monitors killer drones to protect resource-gathering efforts for survivors.

A fantastic movie from every angle. A very strong mood throughout. Highly recommended.



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Nerd.
Nerd.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677720/
http://www.readyplayeronemovie.com/

In a dystopic future akin to Brave New World - (1932 book), by Aldous Huxley, everyone is lost in a virtual reality, playing a game to take control of the world's largest corporation.

This movie is parasitic to the childhoods of old men and permanent-children. It's worth a watch if you're over 40, otherwise it'll be a fairly confusing mess of references.



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