Robocop 2 Reviews
15 minutes into this film- you see babies, less than 6 months old, in the middle of a gunfight- and you hear and see them crying, very scared and totally helpless, and after one of the gunmen holds one of the babies hostage and threatens to kill it with an automatic weapon, you see another child between the age of 12 and 14 say to Robocop (after he hesitated to shoot the armed child) "Can't shoot a kid, can you, fucker." Then he shoots Robocop in the head. When you hear that line spoken, any sensible person would know they can't watch this film any longer.
And if you do decide to continue (then you should have your head examined), you see him again- and he is an actual bad guy- a child between those juvenile ages- bribing cops, shooting guns, killing cops and other people, and dealing drugs (fake or real drugs, doesn't matter, the whole experience of watching this film will still have the same impression) and can you even expect to buy that? One would not think about that, because he/she would be too appalled at the filmmakers for creating a character like that. What were they thinking? That that kind of a character would represent an effective message to civilian society? In a not-serious movie like this? What a disastrous attempt at humanity that was.
I didn't give the film zero stars because technically, it is a superb piece of filmmaking. The action scenes and special effects are both first rate. Also, the film is actually funny at times, and Tom Noonan is a good villain. But everything else- mostly the child killer and the plot hole-ridden script completely overwhelm those good qualities. This film is totally unwatchable- it really is. It is ground zero of action and science fiction films. This movie is a complete scattershot mess and a fmisconcieved failure- I imagine this film will make every decent person who sees it feel unclean, ashamed and angry.
A syndicate is trying to create a better Robocop and messes with the original Robocop's mainframe. As Robocop starts to mess up some cases, it is easier for the syndicate to make a case for a Robocop 2.0. The Detroit police department will need to determine what's better for the city, Robocop or Robocop 2.0.
"It's only money."
Irvin Kershner, director of Never Say Never Again, Face in the Rain, Up the Sandbox, Loving, The Hoodlum Priest, The Young Captives, and Stakeout on Dope Street, delivers Robocop 2. The storyline for this picture is disappointing and a huge step back from Robocop. The action is still pretty good but the special effects were not as clever as the first film. The acting is very average and the cast includes Peter Weller, John Glover, John Ingle, Tom Noonan, Belinda Bauer, and Leeza Gibbons.
"I'd never fuck with you."
I came across this trilogy on HBOGO and decided to watch them again for the first time in a long time. I was pleasantly surprised by the first film when I watched it again. It was better than I remembered. This one was awful and a big drop off in quality from Robocop. Overall, this is only worth watching for Robocop or science fiction diehards.
"People want paradise. They will have it."