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5.0 out of 5 stars "I'm not arresting you anymore...", 3 Sep 2003
This review is from: Robocop (Special Edition)[DVD] [1988] (DVD)
Still hailed as a sci-fi classic even today (and happens to be one of my personal favourites), “Robocop” is a marvelous and outstanding film. This is one of the few movies I can watch over and over again and never get sick of it. I may not be a big sci-fi buff, but that’s one of the great things about this movie; you don’t have to be one.
“Robocop” takes place in the future where Detroit is plagued with crime and murder. Cops are threatening to go on strike while crime lords and gangs run amuck. And when a police officer is brutally murdered by a relentless crime lord and his band of thugs, that’s when corporation giant OCP resurrects him and transforms him into the ultimate crime-fighting machine. In all of it’s violent and dark glory, “Robocop” is a film that proves to be both a successful action thriller and a clever satire.
I love everything about this movie. The story, the plot, the characters, everything! This is one of the few movies that when I pop it in the DVD player and hear the music for the opening titles, I get chills. It’s like seeing it for the first time every time I watch it. It’s very well written and directed. It also has some terrific acting. (Who would’ve thought that the father from “That 70’s Show” could prove to be a very effective villain?) And for an older movie, it has some incredible special effects.
Be warned, this is not a movie for people who do not like excessively violent movies. This one’s as violent as they come. Gun shot wounds, arms and heads getting blown off, people getting shot multiple times... you get the idea. After all, this is Paul Verhoeven we’re talking about (the very man behind “Total Recall,” and “Starship Troopers”). So be warned.
“Robocop” will forever remain a classic in my eyes. It’s one of the few sci-fi flicks I can watch over and over again. THIS is the one to see (while #2 wasn’t too bad of a movie, the third one is a complete embarrassment). If you want to see a great sci-fi movie with brains and action, this is the one to experience.
In the very wise words of Robocop himself, “Stay out of trouble.”
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