List of films featuring powered exoskeletons

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There is a body of live-action feature films featuring powered exoskeletons. Popular Mechanics said the growth of visual effects at the start of the 21st century allowed for such exoskeletons to be featured more prominently in live-action films.[1] LiveScience said in 2013 that it was fairly common to see powered exoskeletons in films and that it helped educate the public about potential real-life use.[2]

List of films[edit]

Film Year Ref.
Aliens 1986 [1]
Amazing Spider-Man 2, TheThe Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014 [3]
Ambushers, TheThe Ambushers 1967 [4]
Avatar 2009 [5]
Avengers, TheThe Avengers 2012 [6]
Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015 [7]
Batman & Robin 1997 [8]
District 9 2009 [9]
Edge of Tomorrow 2014 [10]
Elysium 2013 [11]
Exo-Man 1977 [12]
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009 [9]
Gulliver's Travels 2010 [13]
Iron Man 2008 [1]
Iron Man 2 2010 [1]
Iron Man 3 2013 [14]
Matrix Reloaded, TheThe Matrix Reloaded 2003 [15]
Matrix Revolutions, TheThe Matrix Revolutions 2003 [5]
Spider-Man 2002 [16]
Star Kid 1998 [17]
Starship Troopers 3: Marauder 2008 [8]
Tuxedo, TheThe Tuxedo 2002 [8]
Wolverine, TheThe Wolverine 2013 [18]
Wrong Trousers, TheThe Wrong Trousers 1993 [19]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Sofge, Erik (April 8, 2010). "A History of Iron Men: Science Fiction's 5 Most Iconic Exoskeletons". Popular Mechanics. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ Scharr, Jillian (August 9, 2013). "The Real Tech Behind 'Elysium' Exoskeletons". LiveScience. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ Kramer, Miriam (May 1, 2014). "Spidey Science: 4 Bits of Real Science in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'". LiveScience. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ Pope, Gregory T. (December 1992). "Power Suits". Discover. 
  5. ^ a b Hadhazy, Adam (December 16, 2009). "The Science Behind James Cameron's Avatar". Popular Mechanics. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  6. ^ McMillan, Graeme (April 29, 2013). "Exoskeletons, Lasers, and Jet Packs: How to Be a Real-Life Iron Man". Wired. Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ Keyes, Rob (March 18, 2014). "First Look At Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch & Hulkbuster Designs in ‘The Avengers 2′". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on March 18, 2014. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c Saathoff, Evan (August 9, 2013). "The Most Awesome Mech Suits in Action/Sci-Fi History". Fandango.com (Fandango). Retrieved December 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Hall, Kevin (August 18, 2009). "The 10 most badass sci-fi battlesuits ever". DVICE (Syfy). Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  10. ^ Alexander, Bryan (December 10, 2013). "Sneak peek: 'Edge of Tomorrow' suits Cruise and Blunt". USA Today. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  11. ^ Smith, Sean (July 24, 2013). "'Elysium': Matt Damon's Exoskeleton Keys". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  12. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2002). Crime Fighting Heroes of Television: Over 10,000 Facts from 151 Shows, 1949-2001. McFarland. pp. 65–66. ISBN 978-0-7864-8445-4. 
  13. ^ Failes, Ian (January 9, 2011). "Gulliver’s travelling mattes, green screen & fluid sims". fxguide. Retrieved December 25, 2014. 
  14. ^ McDonald, Glenn (May 3, 2013). "Science vs. Fiction: A Real Iron Man Suit?". Discovery News (Discovery Channel). Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  15. ^ Starr, Michelle (July 9, 2013). "Get your own Alien Exosuit, kinda". CNET Australia (CNET). Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  16. ^ Nelmes, Jill (2004). An Introduction to Film Studies (3rd ed., Reprinted. ed.). London: Routledge. ISBN 9780415262699. 
  17. ^ Gates, Anita (January 16, 1998). "Film Review; Wimp to Superwimp: It's His Strong Suit". The New York Times. 
  18. ^ Harrison, Eddie (July 24, 2013). "The Wolverine". The List (The List). Retrieved August 18, 2013. 
  19. ^ Roland, Denise (July 8, 2014). "Techno trousers that give wheelchair users chance to walk again". The Telegraph. Retrieved October 26, 2014.