|TeenerTot - 2017-04-21 |
|MacGyver Style Bomb - 2017-04-21 |
PG-13! Shelved for a year! Made less than half of its budget back!
Jet pack Robocop was kinda cool though, at the age I saw it.
MacGyver Style Bomb
I liked the part of the jetpack when you can see the thick-gauge wires holding it up.
True. And I have been watching those re-done movie trailers and fight scenes in 4K 60FPS for this precise reason. 25 FPS covers up all the wires but 60 looks like adults in costumes involved in an elementary school version of Peter Pan.
At least Robocop 2 had Peter Weller, this Robocop's voice sucks.
|SolRo - 2017-04-21 |
There are a couple good 3rd movies.
Does that include trilogies or the current "infinite" superhero films? I guess there's not much difference really, but ostensibly a trilogy is already planned before the cameras start rolling whereas a sequel seems to depend more on the success of the first product. So Star Wars, Indiana Jones and even Iron Man 3 were arguably better films. There's some sequels that I think are better than the original, like John Wick 2 or Friday the 13th pt. 3 but generally aggregates would say otherwise, especially when it's time for thirds.
(and don't say Army of Darkness because damnit I just thought about it)
Your argument depends on the assumption that someone planned beyond Robocop 1, the debut film for some unknown foreign weirdo director, starring a bunch of unfamous bit actors.
Yeah the success of the original usually informs the sequel. Like, Lucas says in interviews that his vision for Star Wars was always in conjunction with the possibility of sequels, but I'll bet he would've kept that to himself if episode IV was a commercial and critical failure, if it was ever actually true to begin with. And his own attempts complete at least 3/4ths of the 9 often meant movies that were worse than we remember them, because they're feeding into some bigger story, blah blah blah. But Verhoeven wanted to make a silly and subversive cop action movie that was more science-fictiony than Dirty Harry or Death Wish, since science fiction was entering a renaissance of sorts with other movies about robotic detectives and such oh shit they ARE doing a new Blade Runner now I'm pissed about something else
|Xenocide - 2017-04-21 |
Villain: That's right, Robocop, this ninja will be your doom! He has mastered all the deadliest knives of the 14th century! So there is no way that you, a man whose body is made of atomic future-guns and impenetrable tank armor, can possibly stop him!
Ninja: HIYAAAAAAAA- *killed by machine gun fire*
Villain: Oh! Um, well, that's why, just in case you were to kill the ninja, I've also employed a bard! You shan't resist his enchanting songs and tales!
Bard: HEY NONNY NONNY, HEY NONNY NON-*killed by missile to the face*
spoiler, it's a robot ninja - the lamest of the ninjas.
|Maggot Brain - 2017-04-21 |
Some where out there there is cut of all three movies into a miniseries for syndication broadcast on a Sunday after noon. They cut out a lot of the fake blood from the first two but the total lack of squibs is really jarring.
|Caminante Nocturno - 2017-04-21 |
This movie's only redeeming quality is the line "I thought your damn ninja was supposed to take care of Robocop for me."
|jangbones - 2017-04-21 |
is this the one where he shoots all the penises?
Here it is!
I really like Rip Torn in this, he's basically playing chaotic neutral Artie from Larry Sanders.
Also, Jill Hennessy is and shall ever remain a total fox.
The movie on the whole: Shite.
|The Mothership - 2017-04-21 |
Yes, it really is that dumb.
|BHWW - 2017-04-21 |
3 makes the syndicated series from the early 1990s look like a masterpiece
|Two Jar Slave - 2017-04-22 |
This is what Robocop was always meant to be, and it's only by a total creative fluke that such a dumb concept was ever any better.
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