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RoboCop (1987)

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RoboCop (1987)


Peter Weller
Nancy Allen

Directed by Paul Verhoeven

My sister and I bought the VHS tape of this movie when we were younger and we watched it until the tape started to coil up. Much later on the movie kind of skips when we were watching it, pretty soon the tape was worthless and the movie on it gone.
Who knew that the future was going to hold great and mighty things like, DVDs, Blu-ray’s and external storage. Now many of us have an external storage, DVDs and Blu-ray’s of our best films.

Robocop 1 is the best of the best in the whole Robocop series, it even is better than the remake and it stands as one of the most brutal of the whole series.

The movie deals mostly on how a cyborg goes through an internal battle between his robot side and his human side. The movie is not shy to make a monster of practically everyone involved, from the group that saved Murphy’s life and turned him to Robocop, to the group that is keen on making sure that crime on the streets of Detroit was not dropping. Everyone in the movie (except the cops who seem to be the victims) had hidden agendas.

The only down side in this movie that I only got to see now, and didn’t even notice when watching it when I was young, was how Robocop was able to trace down the guys that shut him, he just seemed to know where they were at the right time needed.

The movie plot is set in crime-ridden Detroit, Michigan sometime in the future. A mega corporation known as Omni Consumer Products (OCP) has taken over the running of the Detroit police department, as the state could no longer fund it.

A police officer Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) was transferred to the Detroit Police Department and was brutally murdered by a gang of criminals, his death was not the end as OCP brought him back as a superhuman cyborg police office known as "RoboCop".

After the wonderful performance by Peter Weller, and the great reception that the movie gained, a second partwas done, but that didn’t win as much applause as the first and even after then the production company still went ahead to make a third part that was totally crap.
If you have not gotten a taste of Robocop, you need to leave all that you are doing now and make sure that you see this movie, because if you like the remake, you will love the original.