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What a strange film - basically it's a sci-fi sports underdog parental drama kids summer movie, but one that's basically too sentimental and lightweight for teenagers to enjoy, and too predictable and poorly written for adults to enjoy. The whole concept was interesting, although increasingly silly, and more than a little flawed. The robot fights are done well but are never exciting and I couldn't stand the precocious kid - all that pre-bout prancing around was horrid - I was secretly hoping for some 11th hour tragedy... Zeus falls over and crushes him or something... but nothing that happens in this film, from the first frame to the last, is designed to surprise. Nice to see Evangeline Lilly in something again though.
There's not enough Robot Boxing in my Robot Boxing film. Still, it was really entertaining and fun. The Shadow Boxing concept was great.
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!