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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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Best Worst Movie

After seeing Troll 2 twice (in the theater) I finally watched Best Worst Movie this evening. It’s a documentary about the notoriously horrid 1990 movie Troll 2, following the film’s actors almost 20 years after the film’s release. Troll 2 was never released in theaters, making its debut on home video and HBO. The film was a critical and financial failure – dubbed the worst movie ever and scoring the lowest position on IMDB and other websites. Following years of obscurity, Troll 2 is now a cult favorite, inspiring Troll 2 parties, midnight screenings, and other acts of fandom.
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