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Robocop 2 Reviews

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June 7, 2016
Saw this years ago on tv and don't remember much. Watched the first several years ago and liked it alot
jamrcla
Super Reviewer
½ June 5, 2016
An ok sequel more action than the first, A little silly on how they make Robocop 2 but oh well it's worth a watch but not as good as the first.
½ April 27, 2016
ROBOCOP 2 is a complete disaster, a film so misconcieved, so distasteful and so unwatchable that the makers at Orion got their just desserts after the studio was bought by MGM- clearly, they could not be trusted to make movies that wouldn't scare away audiences. This is a fun, non-serious, ultra-violent movie- one where children are not only directly involved in the violence, but are also portrayed as violent criminals. I do not understand why Irvin Kershner- director of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and everyone else in an administrative capacity directly responsible for this wretched film decided to make the film this way. I guess they wanted to send out some kind of humanistic message. In a movie like this? What were they thinking?

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.
Super Reviewer
½ April 25, 2016
Paul Verhoeven doesn't return to direct "RoboCop 2," instead it's Irvin Kershner, most famous for directing "The Empire Strikes Back." A lot of the same themes from the first film are present in the second, but this "RoboCop" seems extremely congested with subplots and none are all that satisfying. Weller returns as Alex Murphy/RoboCop and Nancy Allen also returns as his partner Annie Lewis. Not at all worth the time for any of the scenes in the movie, even the few moments Murphy starts to stalk his ex-wife because his memories are flooding back.
½ April 6, 2016
3.5/5 Thought not as tight of a narrative as the first film, Robocop 2 has a lot of fun moments and insane violence. It's not great, but it's worth a watch.
April 1, 2016
Adoro essa continuação!
March 31, 2016
It's not as great as the first film, but still serves as a guilty pleasure sequel. B
March 25, 2016
Pretty much the best thing that has ever been created after the original masterpiece.
February 27, 2016
An inferior sequel, but still worth watching if there's nothing better to do.
February 11, 2016
Robots with emotional problems.

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."

Grade: C-
January 26, 2016
RoboCop 2 isn't the best movie, but it's alright, not Irvin Kershner's best film.
December 13, 2015
Watching this right after watching the first one made this film a bit of a disappointment. The story was very similar to the first movie and it lacked any really memorable scenes. 3/5
½ November 28, 2015
Robocop 2 is still fine action-satire but now it's even more brutal and silly. Done in almost excellent urban comics style. Worth re-watching, a lot hidden things.
Steve Grady
Super Reviewer
November 2, 2015
RoboCop 2 starts off to be a somewhat good action movie, then...
there are a lot of scenes that are just bad. For Example bad C.G.I, even for 1990, a few plot holes, scenes that make no sense and some bad acting.
Nevertheless the action scenes are good. If you are a person like me, who like the first RoboCop movie then I don't recommend seeing the sequel. But if you enjoy 1990's action films then you might enjoy this movie. I will rate this movie a 4 out of 10.
October 24, 2015
A new drug has surfaced in the crime-laden city of Detroit, causing crime to reach preposterous proportions so the laboratory inventors of Robocop (1) go back to their drawing boards and come up with a super version, Robocop 2--more powerful than its predecessor and therefore more capable of handling the problems afoot. Unfortunately something goes wrong with the new Robocop and it goes nuts. The original Robocop (Peter Weller) has to battle not only the evils of the street, it must defeat its new demented "brother."
October 16, 2015
Overly violent sequel which entertains to a certain degree. A new powerful drug is sweeping Detroit......Robocop likes nothing more than wiping the scum of the earth, off the earth.
October 12, 2015
A criminally underrated sequel.
September 27, 2015
Even better than RoboCop. Very prophetic tale of a hostile takeover of Detroit by levereraging an indebtedness scheme with crime & corruption & getting everybody addicted to utterly lucrative "Nuke" in the process.
September 19, 2015
From the director of The Empire Strikes Back
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