re-rating. I'm not following Verhoeven's hype, but the opportunity to review or see his work in a movie theater has allowed me to update my relation with his films, including this initial experience in the North American industry. Inserted in one of the most creatives artistic movements of the 80's, the bionic body, a film that reinvents a political action cinema, turning it into an ironic cinema of in(ter)vention.
Just look at him when they pry that helmet off of him. His face? It's stretched over the front and practically stapled on. They took a corpse and turned it into a machine but the machine decided to be a man instead. Frank Miller must have been wilding out in the theater.
So I haven't gone to these movies of the past yet, but now I have started a new list where I mention if I watched any films in cinema screen even though I have watched them before. Besides the speed of the script and one direction, I loved the fact that I felt it like a western, his car is the horse and he is in search for the inequities to solve them with his gun, while finding himself.The directive 4 is priceless.
Forget all the disposables examples of the genre that fill today's theatres and watch Robocop, THE GREATEST SUPERHERO FILM EVER MADE and the only one that has an origin story that doesn't drag on for ever. While the action is fun, it's really all the comedic elements that shine through especially when their combined with the violence. Great villains, relatable hero and the iconic ED-209 make this Verhoeven's best.