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Nazi Robot Attack
April 18, 2007 1:23 PM   Subscribe


 
Aaaaah! Mecha-Hitler! Summon Roobosevelt!

Disclaimer: I used this same joke yesterday in MeTa.
posted by Mister_A at 1:33 PM on April 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


See also: Ring of Red
posted by yeloson at 1:37 PM on April 18, 2007


No problem, Michael Jackson has this problem covered.
posted by IronLizard at 1:37 PM on April 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


Awesome. The terrible voice acting by the wing commander almost pulled me out of it, but then GI Mecha showed up and everything was cool.

Someone needs to get started on the video game. I'd probably buy an XBox 360 to play it.
posted by EarBucket at 1:41 PM on April 18, 2007


You know who else had specular reflection and Gouraud shading? That's right...
posted by Rhomboid at 1:44 PM on April 18, 2007 [2 favorites]


I like how the robots stomp on things and make them blow up.
posted by shmegegge at 1:53 PM on April 18, 2007


Is this a documentary?
posted by mazola at 1:54 PM on April 18, 2007


Metafilter: I like how the robots stomp on things and make them blow up.
posted by Effigy2000 at 1:56 PM on April 18, 2007


I liked how the Nazi robot went out of his way to blow up ambulances. Because Nazis are evil.
posted by kirkaracha at 1:58 PM on April 18, 2007


For all the time and detail put into that, I would have thought he could have fixed the handful of scenes where the swastika was pointing in the wrong direction.
posted by Rhomboid at 2:01 PM on April 18, 2007


This would have been even better if it had TechnoJesus and Daikai-Jew.
posted by Mister_A at 2:02 PM on April 18, 2007


Pretty cool, but Cyber-Sean-Hannity would kick all of their asses.
posted by PlusDistance at 2:05 PM on April 18, 2007


“I like how the robots stomp on things and make them blow up.”

I like that too! We are brothers!
*happidance*
posted by Smedleyman at 2:09 PM on April 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


Das macht viel Spaß! Ausgezeichnet!

And I loved the Spielberg and Michael Bay references...
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:12 PM on April 18, 2007


I had a dream about giant nazi robots one time. I ended up getting killed at the end of it.
posted by puke & cry at 2:16 PM on April 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yeah, aside from the horrible voice acting, this was pretty nifty. I was a bit thrown by the nazi robot coming ashore on some pacific island, though.

(And, judging from his prancy walk, I think the nazi robot might be a bit light in his armored combat boots.)
posted by maxwelton at 2:17 PM on April 18, 2007


Never close the door at the Giant Robot bath-house.
posted by Dizzy at 2:50 PM on April 18, 2007


Awesome.

I can't help but imagine the British Mecha, a big portly thing with, I dunno, machineguns for a handlebar mustache. It stands on the cliffs of Dover, pounding away at swarming aircraft during the Battle of Britain, pausing only to drink oil from a giant tin teacup.

After the war, it will retire from the service and be elected to Parliament.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:01 PM on April 18, 2007 [7 favorites]


That was great. Beyond the bots, you gotta love a movie where a fighter plane flies through the hull of an unfinished warship.
posted by brundlefly at 3:06 PM on April 18, 2007


robocop is bleeding writes "After the war, it will retire from the service and be elected to Parliament."

And reminisce about the glory days at the Giant Robot Country Club, next to a Giant Robot Fire, under the watchful gaze of a Giant Robot Deer's Head.
posted by brundlefly at 3:08 PM on April 18, 2007


WHAT WHAT WHAT, it will bellow.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:15 PM on April 18, 2007


Wow. It ranged from merely good all the way to WICKED AWESOME! It drew me in enough to forget that it was animated for long stretches. Thoroughly impressed I am.
posted by Mayor Curley at 3:19 PM on April 18, 2007


Can anyone provide a way to DL the video?
posted by Sangermaine at 3:20 PM on April 18, 2007


"After the war, it will retire from the service and be elected to Parliament."

I can totally see it hangin' out with George and Bootsy.
posted by stenseng at 3:30 PM on April 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


Robocop's got it all wrong-- the British war effort would never include a giant robot. The Nazis would send a giant robot across the channel, and the Brits would defeat it using a combination of disinformation, pluck, and resourcefulness.

Trebuchets! British kids and invalids destroying the nazi robot on salisbury plain with jerry-rigged trebuchets and crop planes would be a great movie.
posted by Mayor Curley at 3:32 PM on April 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


The entire time I was only thinking "how long did it take to MAKE this? yeesh!"

Awesome.
posted by eurasian at 3:34 PM on April 18, 2007


I bow to your superior knowledge of Awesome History, Mayor Curley.

I now have a mental image of a bunch of grubby London orphans scouring up the sides of the Nazi Kriegbot, picking its pockets. "Wo ist die Munition?," it will shout as its arm cannons fall silent. The orphans will all smile with knowing grins, then whistle and saunter off.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:36 PM on April 18, 2007 [2 favorites]


Can anyone provide a way to DL the video?

here?
posted by juv3nal at 3:39 PM on April 18, 2007


Holy shit is that the coolest thing I have ever seen in my life.

And I had plans tonight.

Damn you, kirkaracha.

Oh, DAMN you, sweet angel of my dreams.
posted by squidfartz at 3:41 PM on April 18, 2007


Giant Nazi robots? Do I smell a spoiler from the next Indiana Jones movie?

Because I've heard that Harrison Ford was too old to do the action the way they wanted it done, so now they are planning on using a 15 story tall IndyBot. It will engage in hand to hand with the NaziBot it what can only be described as the biggest version of Rock'em Sock'em Robots the world has ever seen.

It's going to rule.
posted by quin at 3:46 PM on April 18, 2007


Bryan Ferry was right!
posted by Senor Cardgage at 3:57 PM on April 18, 2007


The arc of the covenant falling out of a crate was a nice touch...
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 4:32 PM on April 18, 2007


juv3nal:

direct link to flv here
posted by christy at 4:35 PM on April 18, 2007


Glorious, simply glorious.
posted by steef at 4:47 PM on April 18, 2007


Historical pedantry: the swastika, like an American flag on the right tail of a commercial airliner, isn't backwards.

Also, I don't think it's supposed to be a Pacific island - more like Anzio. Somewhere Mediterranean, anyway. Which still doesn't explain the Dai-Nipponulator.
posted by adamgreenfield at 4:52 PM on April 18, 2007


Where was the French mech?
posted by sien at 5:23 PM on April 18, 2007


The robot fight was kind of lame. Bugs Bunny would have thrown on some lipstick and a garbage can and lured the big lug over a cliff.
posted by disgruntled at 5:24 PM on April 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


Sweet Jesus that was awesome.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 5:28 PM on April 18, 2007


"Wo ist die Munition?,"

genius. i just cried.
posted by Frasermoo at 5:29 PM on April 18, 2007


WHAT WHAT WHAT, it will bellow.

WATT WATT WATT, you mean.
posted by Hogshead at 5:42 PM on April 18, 2007


That was epic!
posted by dazed_one at 6:21 PM on April 18, 2007


I'll watch anything with the title "Nazi Robot Attack." That said, that was the coolest thing I've seen on the internets in a long time. If these guys made a Nazi Robot movie, I'd go.
posted by MarshallPoe at 6:23 PM on April 18, 2007


This was epic, indeed. Especially fantastic considering the small size of the team.

But I think A Tale of Two Robots did it better.
posted by strontiumdog at 6:31 PM on April 18, 2007


Also.
posted by dazed_one at 6:38 PM on April 18, 2007


I liked it, and its nifty to see how much CG can be done with a relatively small team.

The airplanes flying through various improbable locations was definately cool. Cooler than the robots, really. Of course I've never been a giant robot fan, powered armor would totally kick the ass of any giant robot in existence. A 50 foot robot is technically called a "target", while guys in powered armor are hard to find and hit.

But. The voice acting, and script kinda sucked. I thought the boss pilot sounded *way* too much like one of the Cheat Commandos, I kept expecting to hear "buy all our playsets and toys".

Being a history geek, I was also thrown by the "take it by surprise, its a machine" (or however it went) line from one of the pilots. People didn't think like that back in the 1940's. Automation simply didn't exist, the word "computer" meant "a human who does computations", etc. As a total history geek, with a bent towards tech, it bugged me. Totally silly that I'd be bugged by that when I'm watching a video of giant robots slugging it out during WWII, but that's just the way my mind works, or fails to work I suppose.

Still, the Dai-Nippon-O-Matic was fantastic, with its giant sword and its vaguely samurai type armor. Wish we'd seen more of it.
posted by sotonohito at 6:43 PM on April 18, 2007


Where was the French mech?

Still guarding the Maginot Line.
posted by Sand at 6:48 PM on April 18, 2007 [2 favorites]


Spectacular! Could've used more Hellboy, though.
posted by Midnight Creeper at 7:07 PM on April 18, 2007 [2 favorites]


Never would a needed GIrobot if those mustangs were p-47s. The second they showed up (after the required heart singing that all WWII planes induce in me) I immediately thought, “51s? Against a hard target? Why? And why did they scramble with fuel tanks? And what was the matter with the battleship’s MASSIVE naval guns?”

Needless to say, I am a dork.
posted by Faux Real at 7:45 PM on April 18, 2007


Oh and it was awesome.
posted by Faux Real at 8:03 PM on April 18, 2007


Talk about revisionist history — I always thought fembots were the first to use Nippelkanonen. Live and learn!
posted by rob511 at 8:12 PM on April 18, 2007


And people say that history is boring. If more of this kind of history was taught in the schools, certainly the kids would pay attention. Anyway, those WWII mechs really were a lot more advanced than WWI’s Boilerplate.

p.s. I'll watch anything with the title "Nazi Robot Attack."
Agreed. Impossible to pass up a title like that.
posted by LeLiLo at 1:16 AM on April 19, 2007


very impressive CG, SFX and music but the voice acting needs work.
posted by spish at 5:34 AM on April 19, 2007


good post, krazy ivan, any one
posted by baker dave at 11:12 AM on April 19, 2007


"Where was the French mech?"

Oh.

It ran away...
posted by jpburns at 11:30 AM on April 19, 2007


That bucket of bolts would definitely give Rex Steele a workout!
posted by JDC8 at 8:00 PM on April 19, 2007


Because I somehow missed this yesterday, (why do I even close my metafilter tab? I don't get anything done anyway) I have only one thing to add:

Why is a giant robot named "Code Guardian" on O-3?
posted by Skorgu at 1:09 PM on April 20, 2007


*an O-3, an officer goddamit.
posted by Skorgu at 1:10 PM on April 20, 2007


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