80s Movie: Robocop

I don’t know what it is about this film but I still like it although I haven’t seen it in years.

Sure, it was cool.  I mean, his robot leg opened up to holster his gun, that rocked.

It was violent, dark, yet borderline campy.  For me, it is still a good movie.

It had some heart.  Robocop was a modern day Frankenstein.  There is a part of Frankenstein that was done well in the Branagh movie version with DeNiro, where the monster is questioning the doctor whether he has a soul or not.  Robocop was part man, part machine but not fully either.

The scene where he is in his old house and some human memories fade in and out was really sad, and reminds me of Frankenstein’s monster.

I also remember the fear of the scene where the large robot thingy goes out of control (although it was a set up to kill the guy at the meeting) and the robot keeps telling the guy to put down his gun even after he did for an illustration.  The terror of that moment got to me.  He had nowhere to run, this huge robot was gonna kill him and that was that.

Of course, it is a revenge/justice film at its core.  He is able to take down the same men who shot him to pieces.  But it changes nothing, really.

What are your thoughts?


6 thoughts on “80s Movie: Robocop

  1. brian

    dede, you haven’t seen The Holy Grail?!?!?!?!?!

    it is much too silly for some, but you have to at least try it.
    I imagine you will meet someone (prob a guy) who has a copy

  2. Dede Rothermel

    yeah, i realized how much i was missing out when a good 15 mins of the Thanksgiving dinner conversation was centered around Monty Python and the Holy Grail… they insisted that it was much more fun to quote than it was to watch, but apparently EVERYONE has seen it.

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