#TaniaOnTheScene - “Robocop" is a movie about a very smart, technically proficient crew that, when a good man has been seriously injured, takes the living organism apart and puts it back together with synthetic pieces. It feels like the movie was made the same way.
The filmmakers started with the original, 1987 slick sci-fi actioner starring Peter Weller and directed by Paul Verhoeven. They disassembled it, eliminating some of the wilder political satire, and making the violence mostly bloodless. Then they added better effects, a stronger supporting cast, and a different ending.
It’s not as alive anymore – but it works. The cynical touches are still here, only updated (the cyber cop is now an outgrowth of a drones program, and the film’s news breaks are delivered by a mad Bill O’Reilly clone played by Samuel L. Jackson).