Short Circuit 1 and 2

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  • EmuFan
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    Yeah, new NC! I think i have only vaguely heard of Short Circuit. He/she/the thing...looks disturbingly like that NES robot thing that i can NEVER seem to remember the name o...R.O.B! That was it!
  • hemotoxin
    its name is JOHNNY 5, so i think its he, if you can call a robot a he.
  • pumpkinsmeller
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    Amazing! I have the first comment!

    Awesome as usual, Doug. Keep up the good work!
  • Wermin
    LOL you fail :lol:
  • Reikasuya
    Actually, look at his time stamp. The on on top is 21:52:15 while the the comment saying first was 21:47:32.

    He was first unless that's not the time stamp but some odd time there for some reason.
  • adrasl300
    Well you were close..........
  • KingKaor
    LOL I made the James Bond refrence/joke atthe same time as him. :drunk: :drunk: :drunk:
  • knux12346
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    Fail Dude you got seacond
  • pumpkinsmeller
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    Dangit! Never mind the first comment. :(
  • Lotus Prince
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    Nobody, nobody likes the people who say "omg first comment" on things like these, even if you actually get the first comment.
  • SeabeeBuilder1973
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    But I love giving them the "first" thumbs down!
  • adrasl300
    Yep....people suck
  • Someguywhousesthiswebsite
    What's wrong with people saying "first comment"? It's always fun to be the first to comment.
  • ChiyoYaiden
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    You're right-but thats not gonna stop anything.

    I remember seeing these movies as a kid-but by now I've forgotten all about them. He does look like ROB doesn't he?
  • ThatCreepyChick
    Sounds like someone is jealous :lol:
  • Wermin
    You're an even bigger fail :woohoo:
  • TVBRobotnik
    Good. because you suck.
  • coolbeans14
    that was so awesome!
    good job! :woohoo:
  • potato_man
    YAY a new video :D
  • chad19r
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    Great review, Keep up the good work!!
  • MadScientistJC
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    Ah, I still love the first film. I have it on dvd from the bargain bin at Walmart. It's one of those movies that I want to show my kids.
  • Lenneh  - ZOMG
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    OMG I remember this crap, it's as if E.T and R.O.B had brutal sex and made those evil robot things. As always awesome review :D
  • NightmareViBritannia
    What the hell are you smokking to picture something like that?
  • rangerdude  - awesome
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    that was awesome NC :cheer:
    great review as always
  • soiledshortz
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    I loved these movies as a kid. In fact I remember crying during the sadder scenes...I mean, ahem, I LIKE SPORTS! ;)
  • BATZARRO  - You think that's bad?
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    Johny 5 taking vengeance while the Bonnie Tyler song played made me cry! And I don't mean cry at how lame it was, either!

    And speaking of crying in movies, how about a review of The Fly, over here! The version with Jeff Goldblum!
  • Sheranda  - Short Circuit/The Fly
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    I also remember getting emotional while watching these movies. Despite what the Critic says, I still love them!

    Also, I think an Old vs. New for The Fly would be better. I watched both versions, and I think they're great in their own ways.
  • ARNGUS  - WTF?
    What happened to widescreen?
  • Sheranda
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    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE THUMBS UP??!!! You can take away the emoticons and the spellcheck, but the thumbs up feature should stay! I'm finally watching Smallville for the first time, and I can't focus on it!! Okay. Calming down. Calming down. Deep breath. Maybe it's a glitch. It's okay. It's just a comments section. It's not like it's my only connection to to world. Oh, I'm still typing.
  • Shadow_Dinosaur  - Ahhh
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    [color=navy]I always thought of the R.O.B and Wally when ever I saw this movie again. Sweet Review Doug. I did enjoy the movies, I am not too sure which one I liked better though.[/color]

    -S-H-A-D-O-W- -T-H-E- -D-I-N-O-S-A-U-R- B)
  • Sheranda
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    When I saw the trailer for Wall-E for the first time, I thought to myself, "Oh, no! Is Disney doing a remake of Short Circuit? With computer animation?!"
  • soiledshortz  - Query
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    That Indian, er, white guy was on that Early Edition show, right?
  • valentin_rad
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    true, I've seen him in a lot of late 90's shows, even a Twilight Zone ripoff
  • Booze Zombie
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    FIVE!

    Fuckin' hilarious, man.
    You should make a whole series of mock trailers.
  • coconut  - :-D
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    HA! was wondering when this was gonna be reviewed.. or Nostalgia Criticized.
    Oh this takes me back...
    Love it!
  • Deimos1984rd  - Fuckin Awesome.
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    you see....YOU SEE!!!!! THAT'S WHY THE MACHINES WANT TO KILL US!!!!!! THEY SAW SHORT CIRCUIT 2.

    Seriously though that review kicked ass and J5 kicks ass too.
  • Sheranda
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    Agreed on both counts, Deimos.
  • MFields1978
    I remember the first one as a kid and laughing throughout the entire movie. I don't know what I feel about as an adult since I haven't watched it since I was in the single digits. I never saw the second one. I guess I grew out of the second one by then. Great review, though. Brought back some nostalgic memories, at least, from the first one anyway.
  • korboko
    I wouldn't talk about aiming... NC. You couldn't seem to shoot AVGN at point blank.
  • EmuFan  - re:
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    [quote=korboko]I wouldn't talk about aiming... NC. You couldn't seem to shoot AVGN at point blank.[/quote]Ooooh, BURN! B)
  • mattjindrak
    I, ROBOT. YOU, DEAD. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  • Fox_Silent-K  - Short Circuit 3!?
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    Enjoyable. I'm actually going to make a very interesting tie-in piece to this about a possible sequel/reboot of the franchise. Was half-way through writing the script when I stopped to see if what I would say was going to be repetitive. Turns out no. Stay tuned for my talk on this subject. Coming next week.
  • Sheranda
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    It's 2011, now.
  • Erinaceus  - Is This Movie The Root of All Racial Evil?
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    Like probably everyone else around here, these films have become a treasured part of my childhood. And of course it's just harmless entertainment for children, but if it weren't for these movies, I wouldn't have any negative stereotypes of Indians, Mexicans, Yuppie Chicks and boorish white guys planted so firmly into my psyche and dwelled upon. Thanks a lot, Johnny 5. My bigotry towards minorities, both real and imagined, was shaped thanks to you...

    ... It was reported a while ago that Hollywood is considering a remake of Short Circuit. While it hasn't gone beyond that stage so far (as far as I know), I just can't help but think that any remake or future sequel in this franchise is going to lack the whimsy and "Machines will evolve, be benign and our dearest friends" message that these vintage '80s films have. I have no evidence, it's just a feeling, but Hollywood believes right now that mechaphobia makes better B.O. than mechalove... and that attitude does not bode well for poor Johnny 5.
  • ArKadian47  - re: Is This Movie The Root of All Racial Evil?
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    [quote=Erinaceus]It was reported a while ago that Hollywood is considering a remake of Short Circuit.

    There is remake in progress, its called
    "Terminator: Salvation."
  • lonewolf23k
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    [quote]I have no evidence, it's just a feeling, but Hollywood believes right now that mechaphobia makes better B.O. than mehalove... and that attitude does not bode well for poor Johnny 5.[/quote]

    I dunno... Wall-E definetly gave a lot of people a positive view of Robots, I think.
  • damocles
    epic review!And that "DUUUUIII!" was incredible.
  • Lotus Prince
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    Freaking excellent review! I remember my friends telling me how funny Short Circuit was as a kid, but I never ended up seeing it. I probably couldn't watch it now without making fun of it the entire way through. Maybe I should have watched it when I was eight, or something. :-D

    Just one thing, though: you misspelled "vengeance" in the epically hilarious trailer. Otherwise, this was brilliant!
  • TBTabby
    Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarm!
  • DanManX
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    See, these movies were basically Terminator 2 for kids. That's why we loved it then. When we watch it now, we realize that it's ridiculous, but back then, we all just thought "Cool! Killer robots our parents will let us watch!"
  • PopcornDave
    Man, Blip.tv is a piece of crap. Even if I leave them to load and come back, it's still like watching a slideshow.

    Guess I'll have to wait for this to come on Youtube again... it's a shame, I feel bad not using the official site! :unsure:
  • NowCompleteWith  - It's probably your system.
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    If you are doing anything else on your computer (PC preferably in this circumstance) as a blip video plays. It will be sluggish as hell. So try eliminating everything else in the background, and see if that works for you.
  • PopcornDave
    Thanks NCW, but sadly it doesn't make much of a difference. My computer's a few years old, but the other big video sites are fine so it seems like Blip is just bad. The official site says it's still beta so maybe they'll get their act together soon.
  • Jipostus
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    I'm not a expert, but my computer is 5 years old, (expect graphics card, which is 2yrs old, since the old one decided to "disassemble" >_>)
    But it runs Blip just great. just... How fast is your internet connection again? If it's something like 256kb and as you're not nearby the servers, it just... doesn't play well... Try pausing the review immediately, and then when it's loaded (takes a short while, grab a coffee or something) and try then.

    Also, great review 8D
  • NowCompleteWith  - Oh goodness....
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    I remember seeing both of these films in the theater, and I still have a soft spot for them. Sure, they are not that great, but they are good enough. Yeah that's not much, but Johnny 5 needs a reboot. HE NEEDS A REBOOT!

    I, ROBOT... YOU, DEAD may be one of the funniest bits of business you ever came up with NC. Good show, sir. Good show.
  • NARI  - wow,
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    I love it!! cooool!!!!
    :pinch:
  • Sheranda
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    Your picture is funny! I had to click on it to know what it was.
  • That Guy With The Jew-Fro
    Hehe, my mom worked on Short Circuit 1. Never saw the movies but I must admit, they actually look kind of heart warming.
  • monguin
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    there is a difference between an organic brain and a series of switches. therefore, souls only function in organic beings
  • monguin
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    We, monguins, mutant hybrids of genetically modified monkey and penguin, were able to get souls. The Nostalgia Critic is right, and so is George Lucas. In Attack of the Clones, the Emperor made Clones because droids, even C-3P0 and R2-D2, can't be creative.
  • Sheranda
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    I believe, in general, only God's creations have have souls, but I imagine there could be exceptions.
  • Sheranda
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    "CAN have souls"!
  • Sheranda
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    Your mother worked on a commercially successful movie, and you never saw it?!
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