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on 12 July 2010
the first film in this series was directed by the very subversive Mr. paul verhoeven
in the first film you seen a bearded dude with a semi-automatic machine gun walk in to a mom'n'pop liquor shop demand their money or their life and among other statements when robocop shows up to stop him the dude says "f-me!". this was not the intended line for the beginning of this showdown. paul verhoevens script received heavy criticism from orion studios and Mr.verhoeven himself being so fed-up with the censorship against his directing skills told the actor(whos name i forget) just say "f-me!!" the violence, blood, and levels of anarchy in this first film is astoundingly brilliant for a european film maker.
the second film is an alligory about americas increased addiction to narcotics. a drug called nuke (which i think is a crossing of heroine and extasy) with a kingpin leader named cain. the irony of the gang is alex murphy' son is a member about 17 or 18 yrs old.ocp wants to recruit cain to replace the d.a.r.e reprogrammed robocop with this sadistic drug dealing monsters brain inside another robot. the end of this film has robocop, after eletrocuting himself with a city powerbox midpace into the film say "give it time lewis, after all, we are only human"
the third installment of this series is a total embarrassment to the first film
in itself. i can barely watch it without crying out in shame for the first one.
the script is so watered down and directed at young teens it isn't even much fun to watch. movies like robocop are ment to be enjoyed by sophisticated cyber-punk shock
cinema loving adults. remember this film was made just one year after clinton/gore took office. to this day the first (in directors cut format) is a anarchist' classic
and the fact the remake has been suspended till futher notice. i say wheeeuuu
hhh!!! close call is still to close a call. the first robocop does not deserve nor necessitate a RE-MAKE. in fact i'm sick and tired of hollywood's re-make craze.
time to come up with something new and fresh, but if any robobcop movie gets a re-make, re-make robocop 3 and start off where robocop 1 ended and have paul verhoeven
write,produce and direct it!! i love paul verhoevens films. the only convention he follows is his own.