Episode 40, July 28, 2017: RoboCop

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RoboCop as a Christ-esque figure, cyberpunk, and the power of corporations are discussed.


Warning: Spoilers, adult humor, and harsh language ahead. Listen at your own risk.



Show Notes:


2DudeReview - Episode 39: RoboCop

I. Introduction
- Discuss site, Twitter, etc.

II. Our bet

III. Tidbits/Things to Discuss

- RobooCop was inspired by the comics Judge Dredd, Space Sheriff Gavan, and Marvel's Rom.
- They wanted Rutger Hauer and Arnold Schwarzenegger for the role of RoboCop but they were too big for the suit.
- What we thought of RoboCop in thirty seconds?
- Weller said he was losing three pounds a day on average because of the heat of the suit (100 degrees).
- The Ford Taurus was used because of its futuristic design.
- The ED-209 was done using stop motion animation.
- The movie was given an X-rating eleven times before they were able to get it reduced to an R-rating on the twelfth. It was given the X-rating due to the violence. Paul Verhoven said he wanted the violence to be over-the-top, almost laughably.
- From one of the writer's - "We are now living in the world that I was proposing in RoboCop...how big corporations will 'take care of us' and...how they won't."
- Verhoven said that he saw RoboCop as a Christ-esque figure. The grotesque killing of Murphy as the crucifixtion, the resurrection as RoboCop, and there is a scene in which RoboCop is in the steel mill walking ankle deep in water to give the illusion of Jesus walking on water.


IV. How rotten is RoboCop? RoboCop was given an % by Rotten Tomatoes. Do the following films fall higher or lower than %?

V. Mention next film, plus reiterate the Web site and social media feeds

VI. Final Grade of A-F

Chad's Grade: A
Brian's Grade: A-
Karina's Grade: B-