Robocop (1987)

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Part man. Part machine. All cop. The future of law enforcement.

Robocop was a wounded cop who had been shot in the head. He was treated and transformed in to a machine capable of stopping every threat a criminal can pose.

Unfortunately an older robot model steps in and gives robocop a run for his money.

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Do You Remember Robocop?

Do You Remember Robocop?

  • Anonymous user
    I remember watching this film for the first time (I was about 12), and being blown away by how unrelentingly violent the entire thing was. Paul Verhoeven has a reputation for treating the actors in his films as expendable meat-puppets, but Robocop really raised the bar on what constituted gratuitous violence. Nevertheless, I was riveted. Peter Weller gives a great performance as the cybernetic police officer attempting to come to terms with both the loss of his identity and free will due to strict programming, and the trauma of his brutal near-death experience at the hands of a band of cop-killing thugs. Likewise, both Ronny Cox and Kurtwood Smith are appropriately vile as scheming corporate manipulator, Dick Jones, and murderous drug-dealing crimeboss, Clarence Boddicker, respectively. Robocop is, at its core, a dark and bloody satirical commentary on capitalism, consumer culture, crime and punishment, corporate corruption and our fear of, and reliance upon technology. Sick, funny and thought-provoking, it nevertheless requires a strong stomach.