Bob Morton: What are your Prime Directives?
RoboCop: Serve the public trust, protect the innocent, uphold the law.
Movie Number: 8
Running Time: 102 minutes (“R”)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
It’s tough to admit to watching classics for the first time, but better late than never, right? That said, Robocop was a first-time viewing for me (in fact, all the movies I’ve watched this year have been first-time viewings, which is great). This is one I should have watched years ago, though. The Detroit backdrop is only the candy coating on the incredible action flick that is Robocop. This has some of the greatest gore special effects I have seen in any 80s movie, and through the violence, still manages to have a heart at its core, driving the story forward. Peter Weller and Kurtwood Smith (whom I adore from That 70s Show) are wonderful as protagonist and antagonist, and I can’t stress enough just how incredible the special effects are. It blows most CGI effects out of the water. Robocop is an awesome staple to the action genre.