RiaW #247: Gunhed


Do I like this? Do I hate it? Am I hungry? It’s so hard to tell when you’re watching Gunhed. It makes less sense than a Braille street sign.

The movie Gunhed is, and I’m mostly just guessing here, a thrilling tale of one man’s quest to defeat a giant robot using another less giant robot because the bigger robot owes his robot money. There are also some kids. And they’re on an island made of barbecue. And… I don’t know. Kaboom! Blowee! Smash! Robots!

Thanks to Zachary for sponsoring this insane romp. And as a bonus, enjoy Tanya’s brutal take down of the Pixar movie Cars.


  1. Tanzenlicht says:

    There’s a Stephen King short story about cars achieving consciousness and taking over.Things I learned today: Cars the movie is actually based on a Stephen King story.

  2. Pippa says:

    I looked up the etymology of “hair of the dog” and it turns out Alex is close to right! It used to be a common superstition that if a rabid dog bit you and you filled the wound (yes, your actual fucking open wound) with hair from the dog’s tail, you wouldn’t get rabies!

  3. Alex Falcone says:

    That’s amazing! I’ll never underestimate the stupidity of our ancestors again.

  4. Cardboard Tube Knight says:

    You guys asked how come one robot could beat all the other robots when an army of robots couldn’t do it before. Simple, it’s called the Law of Conservation of Ninjutsu, it usually applies to marital arts fights, but it seems to work here.It states that In any martial arts fight, there is only a finite amount of ninjutsu available to each side in a given encounter. As a result, one Ninja is a deadly threat, but an army of them are cannon fodder.Maybe we just need to replace the words “martial arts fights” with Texmexium energy.

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