Directed by: Fred Dekker
Starring: Nancy Allen, Robert John Burke, Mario Machado
Robert Cop returns, and he’s the more the same than ever! Oh, except he has a jetpack and a flamethrower. I’m a little surprised he didn’t show up with a chest-mounted grappling gun, but I guess even the toy market knows some things are just too silly (that was sarcasm).
RoboCop’s still fighting against the evil corporation that made him, who are now trying to get rid of all the homeless people in Detroit by, well, killing them. They’re EVIL. RoboCop joins up with the underdogs and has to dodge two robotic ninjas who attack him with swords. Well, not so much “dodge”, that isn’t really in his repertoire. More… survive being hit all the time because he can’t move all that well.
There’s some early, primitive CGI in this film, but overall it still looks pretty decent. Also, to my complete surprise, they managed to sneak in some half-decent character development and sub-plots in there. Still, at it’s core, it’s about a robot cop fighting robot ninjas, and there’s only so much you can do with that, assuming you aren’t a seven year old boy.