Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Robocop Retrospective: Robocop (1987)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, Ronny Cox, Dan O'Herlihy, Ray Wise
~Clarence J. Boddicker
In anticipation for the upcoming Robocop remake, we're going to go and take a look back at the original film series, as well as the Prime Directives mini series. I chose Prime Directives as Robocop is a franchise that has highly been relegated to television since his last theatrical appearance. At one point, he was a very recognizable A-level character even if his movies were to be considered B-level. He was as much in the pantheon of movie creations like the Terminator and Predator back in the day. I think over the last 15 years he's slowly been forgotten by the general populace. Those who were around will never forget him, what with that ridiculous camp name he has. But, I think his appeal and knowledge with much younger audiences is pretty low.
NEXT TIME: Robocop 2 stars in Robocop 2
Does anyone else get super giddy when they see old defunct studio logos like the Orion one?