The mega corporation Omni Consumer Products is still bent on creating their pet project, Delta City, to replace the rotting city of Detroit. Unfortunately, the inhabitants of the area have no intention of abandoning their homes simply for desires of the company. To this end, OCP have decided to force them to leave by employing a ruthless mercenary army to attack and harass them. An underground resistance begins and in this fight, Robocop must decide where his loyalties lie. —IMDb
Writer/director Fred Dekker was born on April 9, 1959 in San Francisco, California. An avid comic book fan, monster movie buff and film nerd from an early age, Dekker was rejected by both USC and UCLA film schools. He wound up attending UCLA as an English major instead. His fellow UCLA classmates included future screenwriters Shane Black (who collaborated with Dekker on the script for “The Monster Squad”), Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson. One of Dekker’s early projects in Hollywood was a 3-D “Godzilla” picture that sadly never panned out. Fred’s first film credit was writing the story for the amusing horror comedy “House.” He made his promising debut as writer/director with the terrific “Night of the Creeps,” which paid affectionate homage to the blithely silly low-budget horror flicks he grew up loving as a kid. He followed this fine feature with the equally delightful tongue-in-cheek pastiche “The Monster Squad.” Alas, both movies received mixed reviews from the critics and flopped… read more
This is poorly directed and has little to no sense of timing be it comedic or dramatic, and it feels like three different movies stuck together. However, the elements that are there with nazi occupation, computer genius children, politics and mood of the time are all interesting and fun. I rated too highly based on the movie those elements could have made in my head.
Its toned down, but this didn't exactly turn into an episode of the Teletubbies and really become a real family film. Its not that bad either, more of a lackadaisical sequel which finishes the story arc but does so like many blockbusters with more empty space than interesting moments. Now if a fourth big budgeted film had been commissioned, the TV films notwithstanding, then we might have seen something truly bad.
In 1993, Frank Miller wrote a populist film that embraces the values of Occupy that he has recently rallied against. Did he not realize that democratic ideals, even if supported by conservatives, are inherently Leftist? He did not, and the joke is on him.