It's somewhen in the mid-21st century, the Robot Wars are long history,
& now a gang of smugglers has thought it a clever idea to go to the
deserted island/industrial complex Kyron, where the Robot Wars had their
origins, to salvage whatever's left from the company's glory days - especially
very valuable computer chips & a vial containing Texmexium, the power
source of Kyron - & sell it to the highest bidder on the black market.
too bad an idea, wouldn't the defensive systems of Kyron still be switched on,
& now Kyron is throwing everything imaginable at our smugglers, from flying
landmines to biodroids, & pretty soon all our smugglers are taken out,
except for Brooklyn (Masahiro Takashima), who tries to go through with it on
He soon & unexpectedly meets a Texas Ranger, Nim (Brenda Brakke)
who has crashed on Kyron in an attempt to get the Texmexium, if for other
reasons, & the 2 become unlikely allies, & soon really get their hands
on the Texmexium in a concerted effort ... but soon, after they have found 2
native kids, 7 (Yujin Harada) & 11 (Kaori Mizushima), who help them get
about on Kyron, Brooklyn's & Nim's partnership breaks up again, & while
Nim takes off on foot with the Texmexium - which she soon loses - Brooklyn
finds a damaged Gunhed unit - which basically is a giant robot - repairs it
& tries to get off of Kyron with it, but has to fight many dangers,
including other giant robots, doing so. & as if that wasn't enough, the
Texmexium is put bacfk into its place on Kyron, which will in a few hours cause
Kyron to turn into a giant reactor.
In the end however, Brooklyn & Gunhed
have fought Kyron with all they've got, & Brooklyn can not only get the
Texmexium but also save Nim - with whom he eventually becomes a couple -, 7
& 11 & take them off the island, just before it blows up ...
case you are wondering: Yes the actual plot of the movie is every bit as silly
as my synopsis makes it sound, but somehow this still is an entertaining film.
Somehow director Harada manages to not take its story too seriously without
making outright fun of it, instead he enjoys playing with his wonderfully
ploastic special effects & over the top robot designs - an enjoyment that
clearly translates onto the screen & makes this a fun sci-ci-actioner.
if you can't grasp the concept of giant robots fighting, don't even bother to