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A classic

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When I was a kid, I watched this flick and I just loved it. 20 years later, I had the pleasure to watch it again with step-son, Nick. For Paul Verhoeven, the great Dutch master, it was his ticket to Hollywood and it was a downright success. You see on a regular basis promising European directors hired by Hollywood but most of those features are just disappointing. Not this one though. Indeed, even though it is a studio feature, Verhoeven managed to keep his twisted violent vision and gave us a relentless action flick. The last time I watched it, it was the unrated version and not only my step-son was watching but also my wife and she was rather shocked about how violent the whole thing was. Indeed, nowadays, the violence in action movies is terribly toned down so when you watch a good old action flick from the 80's, you have to adjust a little bit because the blood is coming out in liters, the heads are exploding and the limbs are flying in the air, all in close-up. Furthermore, there is a lot of pitch black humor and the combination with the violence was pretty unique, awesome and really true to Verhoeven's style. I have to admit that even though Robocop looked pretty cool, when he walks, he did look pretty cheesy and the special effects in general were pretty cheesy as well. Still, it is a well made SF flick and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

Added by johanlefourbe
5 years ago on 15 July 2012 08:11


Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Jul 15 11:47
Great review... it is indeed a classic!

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