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Prepare coffee for your horses, because R.O.T.O.R. is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the VHS cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Andrew Collie of CollectionDX.

Review in a Nutshell: An inspired rip-off of both The Terminator and RoboCop, R.O.T.O.R. is the sort of film that is breath-taking in its complete and total cinematic incompetence. It must be seen to be believed.

FINAL THOUGHT:

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That pose looks awfully familiar…

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7 Responses

  1. I am – stunned you went here, Paul.

    If there is a more stultifying movie than R.O.T.O.R., I must have washed it out of my brain. With bleach.

  2. There’s a certain type of incompetent film that I find tremendously entertaining, Tim. R.O.T.O.R. didn’t even appear as a blip on my boredom radar.

  3. Oh, I know, Paul! That’s why THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER exists! 🙂 You and Katherin the Great’s takedown of Gymkata still makes me laugh so hard that I need my rescue inhaler to sit through it. (Tammy and Julie found me one time, wheezing and laughing uncontrollably, desperately rummaging through the nightstand for it – an image I’m sure Katherin will appreciate. 😉 )

    I – just don’t get how you could sit through R.O.T.O.R.. I’d hoped for a movie just like you described – instead, Tammy and I sat there watching it on VHS, and we both ended up reading and occasionally looking up if it sounded like anything had happened.

  4. Yeah, truly appreciating R.O.T.O.R.’s badness requires your full attention. You can’t only pay half-attention to it, or you won’t experience the full spectrum of subtleties and nuances to its terribleness.

  5. I look forward to hearing your podcast on it, Paul – I need enlightenment on the subtleties and nuances to its terribleness.

  6. Willard for Robo-Mayor.

  7. Cullen Blaine is certainly known more among animation circles than he is in live-action (which I’m sure R.O.T.O.R. is his only credit). Of course we all can’t be Brad Bird (of course, Tomorrowland aside).

    Incidentally, his full name is Cullen Blaine Houghtaling (sometimes credited as Cullen Houghtaling in some cartoons). I’m guess replacing his last name for his middle was a better choice in the end. If you check his IMDB, it’s definitely a shopping list of credits for studios he worked for like DePatie-Freleng, Hanna-Barbera, DiC, Ruby-Spears, Warner Bros., even Disney TV Animation! Looks like the last thing he worked on was “G. I. Joe: Renegades” from 2010, I suppose not bad for a career that certainly started in the 50’s (going by the earliest credit as Production Designer on “The Alvin Show” in ’61, one of the best unseen cartoon shows around).
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0086144/

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