My Summer Lair Chapter #259: Was It Love At First Sight With RoboCop?
The name alone is dumb. A RoboCop??
I don’t remember why or how I saw this movie. But I remember that as I started watching it, I quickly realized (even as a punk unrefined kid) there were themes. This was not a corny movie but rather a film.
This is a movie that criticizes the American military industrial complex. It is an American satire, hostile to Reaganomics and the treatment of poor people. It smoothly delivers grim and violent news with a smile.
Yes, the premise of RoboCop is completely silly and dumb, but the execution was at such a high level that it became a cinematic classic. It transcended the cheeze. (It was no longer Kraft singles. It was like a really fancy stinky cheese.)
As you know the metallic marvel was born when Officer Alex Murphy was savagely murdered on duty. His death prompted the creation of RoboCop…the latest Omni Consumer Product (OCP for fun…ya gotta have an evil corporation for classic sci-fi goodness) showcasing their freshest cold blooded innovation.
By the end of the movie RoboCop has waged a one-man war on crime that Batman would envy and unlike Batman he did it while slowly regaining his humanity. (Oh snap!)
Obviously I glossed over a lot in that TV Guide recap. Cue the RoboCop experts who have crafted RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop now streaming on Screambox.
Eastwood Allen, Chris Griffiths, and Gary Smart are our tour guides through Old Detroit’s gritty streets. Chris and Eastwood are the co-directors of RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop and Gary is the producer.
Together they’re as formidable as Boddicker’s gang. These 3 gents get intimate with RoboCop…their documentary RoboDoc is 4 freshtastic parts. RoboDoc delves deep into the minds behind the creation of this special cinematic character.
From actors ranging from Mr Kinney yes he’s in the doc to Peter Weller to the director Paul Verhoeven (shout out to Total Recall!) and so much more. Just as RoboCop eclipsed its original corny premise RoboDoc is more than just a behinds the scenes…DVD bonus feature kinda thing.
RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop is now streaming on Screambox and I highly recommend it. (Especially episode 2 which features all the heinous goons who cruelly murdered Officer Alex Murphy.)
Host Sammy Younan
Recorded: Tuesday, August 22, 2023 at 2:50 pm (EST)
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