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You may never know whether Murphy has completely turned into a machine, but you know the movie has, and boredom sets in.
Gone is the heart of the first film with its mini-tragedy of a man trapped in a machine.
Everything in the first movie is pretty much redone again. But in this case, the repetition isn't a bad thing.
RoboCop 2 is all machine, and it's all vile.
This ultraviolent, nihilistic sequel has enough technical dazzle to impress hardware fans, but obviously no one in the Orion front office told filmmakers that less is more.
With its desensitizing blood lust, RoboCop 2 contributes yet another ugly note to this already demoralizing season of sadism.
A fairly generic turn-of-the-'90s action film...judged as a sequel to RoboCop, it's irrelevant and ridiculously trivial.
A weak and utterly uneven follow-up, but at least presents some unique ideas about RoboCop and his world.
Rehashes the satiric and character-based concerns of its superior predecessor.
I'll maintain that RoboCop 2 is a worthy sequel, though with every fresh viewing I see more of its faults and scatterbrained structure.
Still compelling action sci-fi, due to Weller's character.
An unfairly maligned sequel that's just as edgy and exciting as the original.
Sequel to Robocop is a mediocre outing and one that just tries to duplicate what the first film tried to do. With this film there a few things that work, but unfortunately there is a lot to be desired from this follow up. I really expected something good with this one; unfortunately, it tries too hard at outdoing the original and in many ways it copies the first and recycles ideas. The story is bland with few entertaining moments, and what this sequel lacks is an effective and memorable villain. The original Robocop had Clarence Boddicker, which was brilliantly played by Kurtwood Smith. The villain in this one, although played by Tom Noonan, who is a great actor, but simply doesn't deliver anything memorable in his performance as Cain. I really thought the film was a missed opportunity to make something truly great, and overall the film feels rushed with a paper thin script, and wooden dialogue that at times is cringe worthy. I loved the original film, but with this entry, the film simply doesn't do anything really entertaining and memorable. The ending fight was well done, but most action bits were just not interesting and fell apart. The plot was somewhat good, but it was underdeveloped and lacked a bit in terms of original content. Viewers who enjoy mindless thrills will surely love this one, but for die hard Robocop fans, they may dislike this one and with good reason. If the studio would have waited in trying to create a terrific sequel, and concentrated on writing a great script, then this sequel would certainly have worked. Unfortunately Robocop 2 and 3 are prime examples of movies that were made with no emphasis on quality. There are some decent action bits here and there, but overall this is a mediocre film that simply doesn't live up to the original. If more effort would have been put into this film, then this sequel surely would have been just as good as the original.
Because I grew up on these movies, I liked it. Not the best acting, but still cool.
Spot Collins from Newsies plays a murdering drug pusher 11 year old. Can't beat that. Also, Tom Noohan plays a killer robot that is fueled by drugs. And at the end, there is an epic hour long robot fight...that makes it lose some points. But in the end, this still has plenty of fun robo cop good times.
Directed by Irvin Kershner and starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy and Belinda Bauer.
Not near as good as the first that has got to be one of the greatest sci-fi films ever made but still this is decent and well-made not like it's 3rd that has got to be one of the worst movies ever made. I like the whole concept and idea of a drug war but I did find some things to ne unfinished and more needed.
After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer. But as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Kane. As this menace grows, it may prove to be too much for Murphy to handle. OCP tries to replicate the success of the first unit, but ends up with failed prototypes with suicidal issues... until Dr. Faxx, a scientist straying away from OCP's path uses Kane as the new subject for the Robocop 2 project, a living God.
I didn't mind it's cooperating story idea and my future look but it's still okay I guess.
70% for story: It has some interesting idea of a new drug that is consuming people but still never will be as good as the first's epic idea.
65% for acting: It's not perfect but its okay and just above average our lead is okay but not like the first.
80% for special effects: There are some great effects and some epic stop motion but that's about it. Some blood and gore but still...
65% for characters: I like them kind of; Robocop is one of the best characters ever.
70% for everything else: It has some gritty settings and some awesome action but that's it.
Not as good as the first still decent and that's about and still enjoyable I guess.
Keiko's score 71-100
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