Terminator vs. Robocop
February 15, 2007 5:15 PM   Subscribe

Alien vs. Predator? *Yawn* Freddy vs. Jason? *Puh-leeze* For true ass-kicking video mashup fun, I'll take Terminator vs. Robocop. [Part 2]
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posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:24 PM on February 15, 2007

When I was a kid I had a terminator vs. robocop comic. It was part of a three part series, but I never got the third issue. At the end, of the second comic, robocop turns himself into a virus and uploads himself into skynet, and waits. Comming back to life later.
posted by delmoi at 5:25 PM on February 15, 2007

Did somebody say Robocop vs. Terminator?
posted by Faint of Butt at 5:29 PM on February 15, 2007

Awe. Some.
posted by brundlefly at 5:34 PM on February 15, 2007

Faint of Butt: thanks for remembering me of that crappy game. Anyone have ever played Alien Vs Predator (not the FPS - which was very cool - I'm talking about the awful SNES game)?
posted by darkripper at 5:40 PM on February 15, 2007

Loved the genesis game, and loved the video. Thanks :)
posted by cmicali at 5:43 PM on February 15, 2007

See also, Robocop vs. Neo.
posted by justkevin at 5:50 PM on February 15, 2007

Robocop vs Jesus
(This one is about ten years old)
posted by martinrebas at 5:54 PM on February 15, 2007

I think he said, "Oil can."
posted by peeedro at 5:55 PM on February 15, 2007 [1 favorite]

I see a more provocative question about the natural order of evolution. Endoskeleton vs. Exoskeleton - mammals vs insects. Survival of the fittest; you can see it in both of their fiery desires to reproduce near the end. Very touching. I think this is what Darwin had nightmares about.

As a side note, I love the fact that both the Terminator and Robocop explode in the Predator's bomb blast for the simple fact that neither can run at more than 2 mph and, like zombies, could easily be overcome by the judicious use of say... a tricycle.
posted by mr_book at 6:00 PM on February 15, 2007 [1 favorite]

I thought that the job they did with mixing the soundtrack was really great. Love the cameo.
posted by porpoise at 6:00 PM on February 15, 2007

Nice editing job, all around but... YAWN... the violence depicted is so '80's.

You'd think that we'd have learned something by now – it is useless and stupid to dehumanize your enemies in such a way because it usually comes back to bite you in the ass (see Muslim extremists, wanna-be cowboy Korean dictators, etc.). There's nothing to be gained from that sort of telescopy or machine fantasy.

What else? There are no protagonists in that movie for anyone to identify with. Sure, I felt badly that Peter Weller seemed to be getting his ass whipped during the first cuple of melees with Arnold there, but it's really difficult for me to identify with either one of them. They need a Sarah Conner or an Officer Lewis to identify with, otherwise, it's just 'Robot Wars' without the creator profiles.
posted by vhsiv at 6:11 PM on February 15, 2007

But vhsiv, things were exploding. Did you not see the things exploding?
posted by mr_book at 6:30 PM on February 15, 2007

Frickin sublime.

But where was The Wheel?
posted by washburn at 6:48 PM on February 15, 2007

posted by nj_subgenius at 7:11 PM on February 15, 2007

Hipster vs. Frat boy vs. Evolutionary Psychology.
posted by tkchrist at 7:44 PM on February 15, 2007

I'd buy that for a dollar!
posted by rkent at 7:45 PM on February 15, 2007

what're you kidding me? Frank Miller man.
posted by Smedleyman at 9:03 PM on February 15, 2007

How's about Batman Vs. The Joker Vs. Predator Vs. Aliens: The Movie?

Spoiler (ROT-13):

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posted by Samizdata at 9:21 PM on February 15, 2007

BTW, the biggest cheat ever for the Genesis game...

A turbo-fire controller. Walked right through it.
posted by Samizdata at 9:28 PM on February 15, 2007

Samizdata - Agh! Beat me to it!

Great video. The Robocop theme is still one of my favorite film ... uh, what do you call the melodic center of a composition?
posted by griphus at 1:29 AM on February 16, 2007

It is pretty sad that movie fight scenes are pretty much all shot and edited the same, so that you can take shots from different fights and edit them together in this fashion. In most films the shots are so rapid that you can't really see what is happening during the fights.
Come on Hollywood, we want to linger on the violence.
posted by AndrewStephens at 2:26 AM on February 16, 2007

AndrewStephens, there was actually quite a lot of extra work in that beyond just cutting it together. The colour was graded to match the multiple films and quite a lot of compositing of the characters into the frame...

Loved it. Was nice to see every Terminator movie represented in the clip.
posted by slimepuppy at 3:37 AM on February 16, 2007 [1 favorite]

Majin Buu could kick all their asses.
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:06 AM on February 16, 2007

Go team, go!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:23 AM on February 16, 2007

Alien vs Predator? Nah, Alien
loves Predator.

posted by fuse theorem at 5:15 AM on February 16, 2007

Hollywood relies on formulas? Nahhhhhhhh. That's just a cliché.
posted by itchylick at 6:26 AM on February 16, 2007

I still think Buffy versus Godzilla would be pretty good. I'd really like to see Predator versus Blair Witch. Maybe John McClane versus Batman, too.
posted by effwerd at 7:05 AM on February 16, 2007

Second brundlefly: awe & then some.
posted by creeptick at 7:09 AM on February 16, 2007

This was the awesomest thing I'll see all day.
posted by jeffamaphone at 9:53 AM on February 16, 2007

That was one of the best of this style of mashup I've seen. I'll second slimepuppy - a lot of work went into that. Really pretty seamless compositing on a number of shots.
posted by MythMaker at 10:41 AM on February 16, 2007

Sorry, I was criticizing Hollywood's formulaic fight scene editing, not this particular film, which is as others have said, quite excellent.
posted by AndrewStephens at 2:19 AM on February 17, 2007

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