Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01

August 6, 2017 at 9:18 pm (4 Heads, Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01) (, , , , )

Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 – 1987 – Japan

Here’s the plot of Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01: A military truck gets into a car accident while transporting a prototype combat mecha. The mecha ends up in the hands of a mechanic who doesn’t bother to read the manual. He accidentally gets stuck inside and decides to joyride around and go surprise his girlfriend. The military dispatches a robotic tank to track down the mecha. The tank’s driver is a crazy guy who hates mecha, loves tanks, and has a big chip on his shoulder. While firing the tank’s gun, he licks his slobbery lips and proclaims, “This scent—this taste—war is heaven!” The mecha and the tank duel to the death inside a high-rise.

Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 is an anime movie about high-powered robotic destruction, but it might also be about the gross negligence of the military. Incompetent military personnel crash a truck in a silly accident, lose a priceless prototype mecha, and then send a maniac to hunt it down. They are constantly foiled by the mecha-piloting mechanic, who is kind of an idiot too.

Rating: 4/10 Shrunken Heads. The mechanic has an Apocalypse Now poster on his wall.

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