RoboCop [1987]

“Serve the public trust, protect the innocent, uphold the law.”


 Image description: The image says the following: Directors: Paul Verhoeven / Genres: Sci-fi Action / Year: 1987 / Rating: ***__ / Review: Felt instantly familiar, having just watched Starship Troopers. Similar propaganda/TV shots throughout, satirical, energetic & goofy af. The timing of this & other films of the decade which questioned whether we can really trust technology is unsurprising, though I suspect the messaging will be lost in the coming decades to younger generations. People call this Verhoeven's masterpiece; in my mind he took some great ideas from this crudely put together film onto his other films which I think were far superior. That said, enjoyed it. Some great moments & one-liners. Robo suit still looks pretty impressive. I can see why it has influenced the industry so much.

Image description: The image says the following: Directors: Paul Verhoeven / Genres: Sci-fi Action / Year: 1987 / Rating: ***__ / Review: Felt instantly familiar, having just watched Starship Troopers. Similar propaganda/TV shots throughout, satirical, energetic & goofy af. The timing of this & other films of the decade which questioned whether we can really trust technology is unsurprising, though I suspect the messaging will be lost in the coming decades to younger generations. People call this Verhoeven’s masterpiece; in my mind he took some great ideas from this crudely put together film onto his other films which I think were far superior. That said, enjoyed it. Some great moments & one-liners. Robo suit still looks pretty impressive. I can see why it has influenced the industry so much.

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