Robocop 2 – Is it good or bad

I just watched Robocop 2 and I can just say that it’s not as good as the first. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s bad, but let’s take a look at what I liked and didn’t like, from a non-journalistic point of view. Beware of spoilers!

First to start it off, the part where he’s reprogrammed is ridicilous, but thank God they made him get rid of his objectives, moving closer to being a human being, in a badass way. Shocking, isn’t it?

Then I always found Kain (Cain?) to be an idiot, he basically asked to be terminated, both as a human and a cyborg. Frickin’ addict. But he’s not the worst; his creator and her arguments towards the choice of the “donor” brain were ridiculous as well. Bribe the cyborg with drugs? The same cyborg that’s inhabited by a vicious psychopathic brain? A brain which craves the drugs in your possession and that will do anything, and I mean anything, to get his fix? Stupid idiot. But I understand why she doesn’t quite enjoy her field of psychology (or whatever that was) as she’s an idiot who stepped into a field that she didn’t like and which she understood even less.

Also I found the execution of the snitch cop painful, so I skip past that part every time. Also, I like to skip past the part where they’re harvesting Kain’s cerebrum. Also the part where he’s dying of asphyxiation. Man, am I meeky or what?

These elements were what made the movie the lesser of the two. I also missed a villain of Clarence Boddicker’s caliber. He’s a great character and Kurtwood Smith plays him very well. He’s disgusting but amiable. Maybe I’ve watched too much of That 70’s Show.

But:

Robocop is once again played surperbly and so is his partner. I really appreciate it, now that I’ve grown older, that they touch upon his sense of identity and his worth to be considered a human being and not solely a cyborg. The part where he denies his humanity is also painful to watch, it’s superb.

The action scenes are what you’d expect of an 80’s flick; great.

And that pretty much sums it up.

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2 thoughts on “Robocop 2 – Is it good or bad

  1. From what I understood the main problems with Kain being unsuccessful was:

    1) He didn’t have any memories of his own
    2) His addiction was a danger rather than a way to control him
    3) His body was too big and his weapons too effective
    4) I cannot understand why there was a need to incorporate his face into a screen in 3D.
    5) HE WAS A CRIMINAL. HOW WOULD A CRIMINAL BE ABLE TO BECOME A COP?!
    6) IT’S STATED OVER AND OVER AGAIN THAT MURPHY’S SENSE OF DUTY IS WHAT MADE HIM THE ONLY SUCCESSFUL ROBOCOP EVER. WHY DON’T THEY GET THAT?

    Enough of my ramblings…=P

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