Friday, 31 May 2013

Netflix Challenge Day 23 - Robocop

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A monolithic corporation controlling a futuristic, crime-riddled Detroit transforms a dead cop into a cybernetic law-enforcement unit called RoboCop.

In a near future version of Detroit, Omni Consumer Products (OCP) takes over the running of the police force to try and save the city from destroying itself. OCP are planning to demolish Detroit and rebuild it as some sort of utopia called Delta City. To counter act the rising crime OCP start running tests on robotic law enforcement and during a presentation by senior president, Dick Jones his robot called ED-209 malfunctions and guns someone down. The OCP Chairman worries that it could cost them over $50 million and agrees on an alternative cyborg project that was brought forward by Bob Morton, Morton tells him it's called the "Robocop" project. 

I just loved Robocop, I remember watching it as a child (yea I ws a bit too young to see it) and used to watch it all the time I even had some Robocop toys.

Yea at time the acting and some of the sound effects are a bit cheesy but that's what you get with a 80's action film. Some of the special effects do look a little bit dated but they are still better then some films that have been coming out over the last few years.

The Robocop series went on for a total of 3 films (a reboot is being made), 2 different TV series, 2 separate cartoons (which was aimed at kids), video games, comics and toys. So its safe to say that even tho the films were only really for adults the rest were watchable by kids.

So nearly 30 years after this came out it's still a great watch.

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