You’ve all seen Robocop, right? It’s an entertaining movie that’s actually pretty violent in standard Paul Verhoeven (Verhoevian?) fashion. I mean, you’ve seen Starship Troopers, Total Recall, and Basic Instinct, right? The man has no problems with splattering blood and guts all over the place.
He also did Showgirls.
The less said on that one, the better.
Worth mentioning is that the whole Robocop statue thing is absolutely real.
Also worth mentioning: there is a Criterion Collection of Robocop. No kidding. It’s supposedly has extra footage that was far too graphic for the theaters and the MPAA originally gave it an X rating. Seriously. Not sure how much I really want to see of Peter Weller getting turned into ground beef, but it’s better than watching “Leviathan” again. Even Amanda Pays jumping into a shower couldn’t save that film.
I have a soft spot for Robocop and films of it’s ilk. I like dumb action movies. Total Recall I loved, and The Rock was endlessly entertaining. Oh, and Die Hard – don’t get me started. Greatest. Christmas. Movie. EVER.
See ya next week!