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The Less Desirables Movie of the Week, brought to you by The Official Movie Sponsor of The Less Desirables, a/perture Cinema, was RoboCop, the original, 1987 version.

IMDb states in the summary: “In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.”

Peter Weller plays Officer Alex Murphy who is brutally killed in action by a ruthless gang headed by Clarence Boddicker played by Kurtwood Smith. The town is run by a corporation that we’ll just call The Company that oversees all the crime “protection” and police departments. They create a robot cop to keep what happened to Murphy from happening to live cops. However, The Company employs Boddicker to create crimes for them to cover up. So Murphy is transformed into RoboCop and somehow manages to keep his human memories thus breaking him from the chains of The Company.  He remembers who it was that killed him and exacts revenge.

The special effects for the time are on par, it’s exactly the way you’d expect them to be. The acting is the same way. Plenty of humorous tangents, whether intentional or not.  Some classic lines, with the most famous probably being from an advertisement on the television, you know the line. Good action for 1987 and plausible story line even if it is a bit futuristic, especially for today’s times when it wasn’t really that far in the future.

One of the many movies directed by Paul Verhoeven, it wasn’t a bad film. I’ve not yet seen the remake which will probably be a Movie of the Week in the near future and I hear it’s not too bad, either. I saw this film on Netflix and I do recommend it. I rate it 3.5 Stars.  Watch it and let me know how you liked it.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!

“I’d buy that for a dollar!” – Older gentleman in the television commercials, RoboCop (1987)