FW MOVIE PICK: ROBOCOP 2

Blu-Ray Review: RoboCop 2 (Collector's Edition)

I was already largely aware of this “Robocop” sequel’s reputation as the worst sequels ever made (my folks gave up after this one) and it was even more shocking to learn that “The Empire Strikes Back” director Irvin Kershner made this trainwreck, which was also his final movie alongside the writings of famed comic book writer Frank Miller! Cyborg Detroit policeman Alex Murphy is the sole officer on duty after the police force goes on strike against evil conglomerate Omni Consumer Products and its push to foreclose on the city of Detroit. Aside from dealing with the normal level of crime, Murphy must take on crime boss Cain, the spread of a dangerous new drug called “Nuke” and the attempt by psychologist Dr. Juliette Faxx to create another Robocop using a hardened criminal. The film stars Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O’Herlihy, Belinda Bauer, Tom Noonan and Gabriel Damon. Overall this is an inferior sequel that should dismantled, although some of the visual effects and action scenes are impressive, the movie also gives as cringe-worthy moments such as a criminal child, a dismantled Robocop, a lame villain in the form of Cain/Robocop 2 (which features a graphic origin story) and not giving our titular character enough screentime alongside his partner Lewis!

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