ROBOCOP takes on the Taliban.

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  1. Jerry Gracia

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    There's an aritcle at EMPIRE.com that talks about Verhoeven possibly being interested in making the first real sequel to ROBOCOP.
    When asked about the possibilty Verhoeven had this to say:
    "it would be interesting to do something again,"
    "I would not redo the first one, I would probably do a sequel, the first real sequel."

    Peter Weller's reaction were said to be positive on returning to the role.
    Check out the full article at:
    http://www.empireonline.co.uk/news/news.asp?3685
    I, for one, would love to see the first real sequel to ROBOCOP...the 2nd and 3rd installments were pretty bad.
     
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    So I'm not alone in thinking that Robocop 2 is one of the most unpleasant and ugly films ever made?
    And keep in mind that I LOVE gory stuff!
     
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    I thought "Robocop 2", while much worse than the original, still was a decent flick... "Robocop 3" however was trash.

    I am very much looking forward to Verhoeven's sequel, even a failure like "Hollow man" (especially the terrible, terrible last half of it) showed that he still knows how to make a good movie, he just needs a better story...

    /Mike
     
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    Mr. Verhoeven, how about, umm, no sequel? Same goes for Ridley Scott and that Alien franchise.
     
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    Now THIS I have GOT to see!
    Yes 'Robocop 2' is a very bad film, and as for part 3, I just can't bring myself to be afraid of a villian who looks like Steve Martin![​IMG]
     
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    Jerry, I think the reason for the header criticism is that it repeats the same "error" in Empire's headline. It's a mistake on their part first as nowhere in it does it state that RoboCop would take on the Taliban. [​IMG] Talking about extrapolating something from a mostly benign statement.
     
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    A Verhoeven sequel to RoboCop would be nice. But I'd rather see his sequel to Starship Troopers, this would be so great! Love that flick! [​IMG]
     
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    I got it!
    Robocop joins the Starship Troopers
    Tell me you wouldn't love seeing Robocop blowing away all those creepy bugs! C'mon, Verhoeven! It's a great idea.
    Dollman vs. Demonic Toys was a HUGE hit! [​IMG]
     
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    I wouldn't even catagorize 'Robocop' as a black comedy! To me it's always been a straight up, kick ass, balls to the wall, and serious as a heart attack sci-fi thriller. Thier is nothing to laugh about in this film.
    You could argue that the guy getting blown away by ED 209 is so over the top, it's funny, but I would disagree, the scene is not meant to be viewd as humorous by any means, it's violent, and that's all it is.
    I'm sorta making it sound as if I don't like 'Robocop', nothing could be further from the truth, it's one of my all time favorite films.
     
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    I think the original Robocop is absolutely laced with dark comedy and social satire. Heck, just those wacky commericals and the "I'd buy THAT for a dollar!" guy are proof enough to me, not to mention the subplot of 'big business' running police and military services.
    And what does the head honcho say after the ill-fated Mr. Kenney gets torn to shreds by the ED-209?
    "I'm very disappointed." [​IMG]
    And if Emil's unpleasant demise isn't going to turn you off to toxic waste disposal... [​IMG]
     
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    I'm gonna have to agree with John. How anyone could see this movie as a comedy, is mind-boggling to me. Robocop is not a comedy. There's nothing to laugh about in that film. Maybe the stupid commercial, but watching people get blown away grotesquely, run over by trucks, disfigured by toxic waste..........that is not funny by any stretch of the imagination, dark or not. The Royal Tannenbaums is a dark comedy, Robocop is not in any sense of the work. You can say there's some dark social satire in there, but the word comedy and this film do not go hand in hand under any circumstances.
     
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    Oh jeez. Somebody help me out here! I'm not saying that Robocop is a COMEDY, but it is a sci-fi flick with a prevalent sense of acidic social satire and outright black humor.
    It's right there on the screen! [​IMG]
     

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