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Robocop Movies Thread

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by Jedi_Master_Conor, Mar 8, 2006.

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  1. Jedi_Master_Conor

    Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [image=http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d76/jedimasterronoc/robo.jpg]

    interesting set of movies. i haven't seen them in a while. i know a couple of sequels were made after Robocop 1 and 2 but they didn't have Peter Weller in them. anyone else seen those sequels? how are they?
     
  2. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Anything after Robocop 2 is really lame in my opinion. Robocop 2 is borderline lame in my opinion as well.
     
  3. weezer

    weezer Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    The sequels are bad enough that they retconned them out with a new series of sequels. I guess they are supposed to be pretty decent films but I haven't seen them.

    Also bad enough to make Frank Miller swear off working in Hollywood ever again. Rodriguez was only able to convince him by making a decidedly "non-Hollywood" film.
     
  4. Panther50

    Panther50 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I liked the first two movies. I don't understand why people hate part two so much, it seems a perfectly good action movie to me. As for the rest Part three wasn't up to much and I seem to remember some horrible shortlived tv series. There was also a mini series or a bunch of tv movies, but the name escapes me. They were alright nothing exceptional.
     
  5. Shadow_of_Durron

    Shadow_of_Durron Jedi Knight star 6

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    Yeah, I don't get why people are so hard on part 2, either. It's definitely not as good as the original, but it's a pretty good action flick and it has its share of cool moments and some funny ones as well.

    Now part 3, that was crap.
     
  6. DVeditor

    DVeditor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've seen most of the second one - they're interesting movies and definitely part of the sci-fi timeline IMHO. Not something I could watch over and over but still amusing.
     
  7. Jedi_Master_Conor

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    i'm thinking of picking up the first movie on dvd sometime
     
  8. Only_Wan_Kenobi

    Only_Wan_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 1

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    The first one was good but, the rest sucked.
     
  9. darth-sinister

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    I loved the first two movies. Can't really stand three and never watched the TV movies. Did watch a couple of episodes of the live action series, but it wasn't that good. I did like the Marvel series when Simon Furman replaced Alan Grant, who wrote it too much like Judge Dredd and too comic book like. Furman at least kept it consistant with the first two films.
     
  10. Jedi_Master_Conor

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    *bumped* for redundant thread
     
  11. MatRags

    MatRags Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The first Robocop is great bloody fun. It seems to surprise people how funny it actually is. The only other Robocop I've seen is the Prime Directives mini-series from a few years ago. I only watched an hour or so of it, and it was quite bad.

    Peter Weller rocks, by the way, as Robocop and in just about everything else he does.
     
  12. howardgarbo

    howardgarbo Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Sorry I started a new thread. I searched for an existing one but none came up for some reason.
     
  13. severian28

    severian28 Jedi Master star 5

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    Verhoevens movie was great. Clever, violent, satirical. The rest of them really sucked. Part 2 had a couple of moments, but they werent enough. " Robocop " shouldve been a stand alone with no sequels.
     
  14. malkieD2

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    the original is a classic, although the over-riding theme's are completely lost, and it's viewed as a "cool robot movie".

    The TV show was weak - a bit like the A-Team as there was the suggestion of violence, but no-one ever got hurt or killed.
     
  15. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    I just watched the criterion edition of Robocop last night for the first time. It kicks ***.
     
  16. Jedipete33

    Jedipete33 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Robocop is one of the best action movies ever made in my opinion. Only Verhoeven can cram that much violence into one film, and still keep things like story important. To bad someone like Verhoeven never got to make Judge Dredd. He would have made that film fantastic.
     
  17. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    I saw Robocop3 many years ago, I remember not hating it, but I can't remember too much about it.

    I don't think I've ever heard anyone say they disliked the original Robocop. One big thing I find interesting is the aspect of a cyborg that is mostly robtoics rather than a person that has a robotic part or two. People might be ok as The Six Million Dollar Man because in that way you stilll look like a human and might feel like a human with super powers, but as Robocop most of your parts are gone and even your mind is tampered with. I would think you'd have to have your mind altered or else you'd go insane. Then again, there are other scifi stories in which people will happily upload or become a part of machine leaving behind their real bodies for various reasons.
    It's interesting that in Robocop's world he is more Machine than Man, but is the most humane character in the films as compared to the majority around him.

    Robo-Cain is IMO one of the coolest film robots ever made.

    [image=http://www.robocoparchive.com/info/cain27.jpg]

    [image=http://www.robocoparchive.com/info/cain17.jpg]

    [image=http://www.robocoparchive.com/info/cain21.jpg]

    According the the web page that these pics come from the model maker's mock-up is 9 feet tall.

    There is a Robo-Cain toy of some sort coming out this year which is already on sale in Japan. I think it's the Kotobukiya line and therefore high quality and expensive.
     
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