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Subj: Re: Ed Neumeier to return to ROBOCOP!
Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 at 01:33:23 am EST (Viewed 138 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Ed Neumeier to return to ROBOCOP!
Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 at 08:00:56 pm EST (Viewed 147 times)

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    I really don't get the hate for Robocop 2 or 3, I didn't think they were that bad.

I generally liked 2. It was more over the top in its cynicism which meant more over the top in violence. The writing and acting was more cartoony. The first movie mostly took itself seriously even though being over the top. 2 knows it's basically a dark action comedy.

3 is junk though. It seems like a movie based on an action figure line. I can't believe Frank Miller wrote this. Its so restrained, so sitcom-ish. I'm sure he didn't like having to keep it PG or PG-13 or whatever it ended up being.

Can't remember for sure but I think with Robocop 3 Frank Miller was "partnered" or hamstrung by a cowriter that was shoehorned onto him...

ah just rechecked wikipedia, basically many of his ideas for Robocop 2 were disregarded and he tried to get them into #3 with only partial success. He then left Hollywood until the Sin City movie in 2005.

The 9 issue Frank Miller Robocop comic series was apparently based on his original ideas for Robocop 2.

So, not sure I can blame Frank for what happened as it sounds like the studio got in the way. Much like how Sam Rami is not to blame for Spider-man 3 as the studio rammed Venom into the movie against his wishes.

Also here is a link to youtube for one of the funnier scenes in Robocop 3: Murphy has been repaired, Directive 4 is DELETED and he is back at the police station to get some payback


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