List of films featuring powered exoskeletons

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There is a body of feature films, mainly live-action, 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]
Basket Case 3: The Progeny 1992 [9]
District 9 2009 [10]
Edge of Tomorrow 2014 [11]
Elysium 2013 [12]
Exo-Man 1977 [13]
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009 [10]
Gulliver's Travels 2010 [14]
Iron Man 2008 [1]
Iron Man 2 2010 [1]
Iron Man 3 2013 [15]
Matrix Reloaded, TheThe Matrix Reloaded 2003 [16]
Matrix Revolutions, TheThe Matrix Revolutions 2003 [5]
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. ^ Cole, Tom (August 5, 2011). "Attack of the Killer Bs: Basket Case 3 (1992)". Radio Times. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Hall, Kevin (August 18, 2009). "The 10 most badass sci-fi battlesuits ever". DVICE (Syfy). Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  11. ^ Alexander, Bryan (December 10, 2013). "Sneak peek: 'Edge of Tomorrow' suits Cruise and Blunt". USA Today. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 
  12. ^ Smith, Sean (July 24, 2013). "'Elysium': Matt Damon's Exoskeleton Keys". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  13. ^ 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. 
  14. ^ Failes, Ian (January 9, 2011). "Gulliver’s travelling mattes, green screen & fluid sims". fxguide. Retrieved December 25, 2014. 
  15. ^ McDonald, Glenn (May 3, 2013). "Science vs. Fiction: A Real Iron Man Suit?". Discovery News (Discovery Channel). Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  16. ^ Starr, Michelle (July 9, 2013). "Get your own Alien Exosuit, kinda". CNET Australia (CNET). Retrieved July 30, 2013. 
  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.