Everything Wrong With Paul Verhoeven's ROBOCOP
With José Padilha's reboot launching into theaters next week, CinemaSins decides to pick apart 1987's original RoboCop film in their latest segment of the "Everything Wrong With" franchise. So if you have 7 Minutes of free time, then Come on over and take a look!
There's a new law enforcer in town and he's half man, half machine! From the director of Total Recall and Basic Instinct comes a "sci-fi fantasy with sleek, high-powered drive" (Time) about an indestructible high-tech policeman who dishes out justice at every turn! When a good cop (Peter Weller) gets blown away by some ruthless criminals, innovative scientists and doctors are able to piece him back together as an unstoppable crime-fighting cyborg called "RoboCop." Impervious to bullets and bombs, and equipped with high-tech weaponry, RoboCop quickly makes a name for himself by cleaning up the crime-ridden streets of violence-ravaged Detroit. But despite his new, hardened exterior, RoboCop is tormented by scraps of memory of his former life, and relives vivid nightmares of his own death at the hands of the vicious killers. Now he is out to seek more than justice...he wants revenge!
RoboCop was Directed by Paul Verhoeven, Written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner and starred Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, and Kurtwood Smith.
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