Severely underrated even despite its recent cult resurgence. Much as he did with "The Empire Strikes Back," Kershner deftly recaptures much of what made the original film great in his immediate sequel (OTT satire and lurid violence in this case), using character development to up the stakes. Sure, some of the plot details are ridiculous, but the original wasn't exactly 100% plausible either.
Actually not as bad as you'd expect! It has the whiff of development hell, a project that emerged as a muddled, hit-and-miss heap of interesting ideas and unresolved plot threads, and it's hard to view now outside the context of screenwriter Frank Miller's right-wing paranoia. But Kershner has a good sense of where to put the camera and enough of the ideas work to justify this sequel as more than a cynical cash-grab.
Basada en un argumento del hoy bastante sobrevalorado (cinematograficamente hablando) Frank Miller, el cual pasó por un chinguero de manos, dando como resultado una pobre secuela que flaco favor le hace al estupendo film de Verhoeven. Es dificil saber si el asunto hubiese mejorado de haberse respetado la visión original de Miller; sin embargo, el impersonal estilo de Irvin Kerschner poco hace por mejorar el asunto.
Keeps a dark and funny tone from the original, but has a less interesting story. The development between Alex Murphy and his wife is interesting, but does not go anywhere. This could have been the Rocky 2 of the franchise!
Good sequel that somewhat keeps the tone from the first movie and pushes the satire even further. Sadly the villains are quite boring and Murphy's plight does not get the attention it needs in the script. The action is loud and suitably gory but as a whole the movie is not good or interesting enough. And at two hours it outstays its welcome.
Sequel is still a violent comic book actioner and Peter Weller continue to be a great RoboCop, but the film's satire elements doesn't work this time and the film feel more brutal and humorless. Nancy Allen is also wasted this time and the film have forgotten completely the background story of Murphy which made the original gripping. Only the showdown with the factory and RoboCop has some interest.
Not even good by watch-it-for-the-cheese standards. I almost want to throw in an extra star for John Glover's bits but the rest of the flick is bad enough that that 1 star IS me throwing in an extra star for Jon Glover's bits.