Film Review – RoboCop (1987)

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers content that is meant to entertain as well as educate. He fell in love with film after first seeing Forrest Gump and has been hooked ever since.

10 Responses

  1. Joining the enthusiasm. It’s a great film.

    • Nick Kush says:

      It’s one of those films that even if you don’t unabashedly love it, there’s still something there to enjoy!

  2. Thanks for the shout-out, Nicky Boy! “How tricks?” Anyway, if you feel like looking at the other three “less-than-critically-acclaimed” RoboCop films, then have at it. I just love how at only 1 hour and 42 minutes, it gets in, tells its effective story and then gets out on a high note! I would also like to check out “RoboDoc” some day. I’ve heard that it’s a new documentary about the film’s creation. I think it also delves into 2 and 3, so it’s some interesting stuff to check out.

    • Nick Kush says:

      You got it my man! I’ll have to check that out as well! I love inside looks into great films, sometimes they’re even more interesting than the movie.

  3. Props must absolutely go to Peter Weller, who was required to convey so much emotion with just his mouth. And wow did he ever pull it off! With the posturing nothing but his lips alone, he was able to show confusion, longing, anger, anxiety, authority, sadness and despair. Not just any actor could have done that. A shout-out also goes to the late Miguel Ferrer, who epitomized the 1980s shot-to-power anti-yuppy, complete with cocaine and opportunistic malice. One more nod… Kurtwood Smith, a man who was so unlike his character that his wife (the woman whose desk-plate he sticks the gum on, Dick Jones’ secretary) had to pep-talk him into tackling his performance every day, and who delivered perhaps the best line in the entire film: “Bitches leave.”

    • Nick Kush says:

      You got that right! Every character has something memorable to them which is one of the best compliments you can give a movie!

  4. raistlin0903 says:

    Having reviewed the movie not too long ago over on my own blog, I could not agree with you more. This film is a true and timeless classic, featuring great acting, and ofcourse the underlying satire is terrific. My favorite part has got to be the ” Nuke em ” commercial. Terrific stuff. Really enjoyed your review. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this great film 😀

    • Nick Kush says:

      Thanks so much! RoboCop will forever have a soft spot in my heart for its absurdity. How can you not love it??

  5. csheldonblog says:

    The problem I have found with Robo cop, is the ending. I’m like er okay is that it. There always seemed to me that there should be more…

    • Nick Kush says:

      Personally, I love the ending! Murphy finally gets recognized as a human again thus finishing the arc in the movie of what it means to be human. I definitely see where you’re coming from though it is rather abrupt!

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