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.
One of the most seminal works of pop culture to blast it's way out of the 1980’s. The task of creating a commercial action film seems daunting for a then up-and-coming art-house filmmaker, director Paul Verhoeven bests all of his contemporaries with this singular achievement in genre cinema. The influence of 80's comics (specifically the work of Frank Miller) on this film is highly apparent.
A really entertaining sci-fi action jewel from the 80´s: A memorable hero, great action sequences and bloody shootouts, some humour here and there and a pretty well written story with a subtle but pretty good use of cyberpunk themes. My only complain is that the political themes could had been more developed but aside from that I had a lot of fun watching this film. Sure, a little cheesy at times but in a good way!
Amazing film. A parody and criticism of social media, police activity and corpotrativism. Some really shocking and bloody scenes, some other unintentionally hilarious, but overall a really nice and well done cheesy 80's action film. You can't beat those effects with today CG graphics.