17 July 2017; “Robocop” (1987) Throwback

Get ready for today’s…Blast from the Past!

Before director Paul Verhoeven directed “Total Recall” (1990), “Basic Instinct” (1992), “Elle” (2016) and others, he directed this sci-fi classic…

Bob Morton: “What are your Prime Directives?”
RoboCop: “Serve the public trust, protect the innocent, uphold the law.”

“Robocop” was released on this day July 17th 1987, making the film 30 years old as of today.

The story centers on a terminally wounded police officer (played by Peter Weller), and how he becomes a powerful cyborg known as the titular character, in a dystopic and crime-ridden city. 

Fun fact; the film was Oscar nominated for Best Film Editing and Sound.

Also, earlier this year, the class of the English Studies department, (me included), were discussing this film because of how it relates to Frankenstein, and the very broad topic of robots.

It is also one of those films that includes important themes such as corruption, identity and more.

For those who are action/sci-fi fans, as well as of Verhoeven’s works, and if you can handle brutal shootings, then this is for you, or for anyone you know, who likes the aforementioned aspects.

Warning; this is not a film for the little ones, because of the cruel violence in the motion picture.

Poster source: IMP (Internet Movie Poster) Awards.
Poster design by B.D. Fox Independent.
Poster artwork by Mike Bryan.