7opless’s review published on Letterboxd:
I remember watching this as a kid and thinking that this was the most violent movie ever made. I was actually still caught off guard when the businessman gets absolutely lit up by the ED-209 in the beginning of the film. Which by the way, they didn’t bother to test any of these machines out before unveiling them to the public? Same goes for Robocop. He gets unveiled and then within ten minutes is cruising the streets in search for crime.
It’s also crazy to me how much this film holds up. The emotion and ultra-violence that this film portrays never feels cheap. The only eye rolling part of the movie for me was that every contraption seemed to have a way for Robocop to connect to with his sai-like prong. Who or what else would use a USB like prong?
Anyway, it’s kind of sad that this movie gets thrown into the blender of 80’s action films because I feel it’s more than that. The dystopian future and social commentary in this film hold up more than people think it does.