‘John Carter’ And 9 Other Epic Sci-Fi Gladiator Battles

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The Running Man

In the year 2017, competition based reality shows about singing and dancing have gotten pretty dull. Therefore, the public demands hardcore violence and murder on our television screens. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a man wrongly accused and forced to compete for his life on “The Running Man,” the government’s highest-rated game show.

Astro Boy

Built in the image of his own lost son, a brilliant inventor is dissatisfied when the Astro Boy robot he built cannot fulfill his expectations. The young robot then runs away only to become swept up in the seedy world of underground robot gladiator battles. You laugh, but it’s a real thing. Battle Bots put a family friendly sheen on it, but go into any bad neighborhood afterdark and you’ll hear the unmistakable ding of metal on metal.

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

When Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Padme refuse to get out of Count Dooku’s face, they are captured and sentenced to death in the Geonosian Arena. There they are attacked by a reek, a nexu, and an acklay, which are all pretty vicious creatures if you’re not up on your Star Wars. What’s most important here is that Natalie Portman‘s shirt gets ripped half off and we get to look at her.

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