Robocop 2 (1990)

The problem with Robocop 2 is that it’s just plain nasty.  Gone is the genuine satire of the original and what’s left is mean and generally uninteresting.

…but there are some great moments amongst it all; the prototypes, the brain, Tom Noonan (always) and Elvis’ corpse are all from a much more alive movie (it’s also fun watching corporate mogul Daniel Clamp advertising deadly vehicle security), plus the stop motion is delightful.

Ultimately, the film that doesn’t really seem to know what it’s about and, like the recent remake, keeps opening up interesting avenues and ideas only to ignore them and travel the road most worthless.

Ho hum, file under ‘snark’.

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