For over a year now, we’ve been talking about the first ever real-life battle between two giant robots, and it has now finally happened. Unfortunately, it was just about as exciting as watching two fat kids try to punch each other under water. It’s not like we were expecting to see Gundam level action here, but come on…

Over the course of the 26 minute video that promoters have pushed out for the event, two fights take place. I won’t spoil who wins that one, but it lasts less than ten seconds. In the second fight, the “excitement” lasted two rounds. I mean… I think it lasted two rounds, I may have nodded off at one point. It didn’t help that the whole thing was filmed in a poorly lit warehouse instead of outside in daylight (which would have made a lot more sense). It also really hurts the credibility of an event like this when one of the commentators breaks into a poorly scripted “Oh my God! we’re in danger! We better Move!” moment of drama that no one is buying and was probably filmed after the fact.

If you want to see robots fight, stick with anime, or maybe even Battlebots, but this? This was just sad.

BEHOLD, THE WORLD’S FIRST GIANT ROBOT DUEL, BETWEEN MEGABOTS, INC (USA) AND SUIDOBASHI HEAVY INDUSTRY (JAPAN)! Science fiction fantasies become reality as gigantic robots, piloted by their creators, go head-to-head in this historic battle!

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