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Robocop 2


If Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop is a Jesus story – with Robocop being an industrialized, American Jesus – then Robocop 2 is about Christ’s perversion. This second installment in the Robocop series, directed  by Irvin Kershner (The Empire Strikes Back), does contain some of Verhoeven’s intentions but is a different beast altogether. Comic book creator Frank Miller (Sin City, Batman: Year One, Hard Boiled, 300) penned this sequel and his brand of humor and writing is apparent – Robocop 2 is enjoyable and clever at times – but it’s missing the outsider’s perspective (Verhoeven is Dutch) making Robocop such a clever and insightful film.
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Robocop Statue

I know this is a lazy post but I just celebrated my 100th post with an exploration of The Devil’s Rejects (which few people have read so far) and I’m really busy writing a thesis. However, in celebration of my paltry contribution to academia I am posting an article from Slate about the topic of my thesis: Paul Verhoeven. Apparently a giant statue of Robocop is going up in Detroit, much to my amusement, and some are happy about it; others aren’t. Enjoy the article and expect another post later this week. Thanks.

Detroit Needs Robocop

Now more than ever. Why a proposed statue of the tragic hero is a good idea for the Motor City.

By Patrick Cassels
http://www.slate.com/id/2287641/
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