RoboCop 2

He's back to protect the innocent.

Action Adventure Crime
117 min     5.9     1990     USA

Overview

After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Cane. As this menace grows, it may prove to be too much for Murphy to handle. OCP tries to replicate the success of the first unit, but ends up with failed prototypes with suicidal issues... until Dr. Faxx, a scientist straying away from OCP's path, uses Cane as the new subject for the Robocop 2 project, a living God.

Reviews

Gimly wrote:
It's not so much that it's terrible, it's just that it's disappointing after the immeasurable success of the original movie. _Final rating:★★★ - I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._
CinemaSerf wrote:
I wasn't the biggest fan of the first of these, but this a far cry from even that! "Robocop" (Peter Weller) is doing his best, but Detroit has become even more lawless with half the population addicted to a potent drug, and it now also faces a bankruptcy that will allow the all consuming OCP to take over the city from the enthusiastic, but out of his depth "Mayor Kuzak" (Willard Pugh). Just to make certain of success, the big boss, Dan O'Herlihy, develops a "Robocop 2" - this time using the dastardly criminal brain of arch criminal "Cain" - the man behind the drug - as the human template. Can the prototype take on and defeat his much more sophisticated rival and save the city? Perhaps Irvin Kershner wanted to take a pop at corporate greed, or megalomania, or bad government or maybe even the inane human nature of the empowered mob, but whatever his plan was, we end up with a sort of faintly comedic hybrid of "Terminator" (1984) by way of "Bugsy Malone" (1976) with some metallic action routines that could easily have been formulated better in clay by Ray Harryhausen. The story is all over the place, indeed Weller hardly features at all for much of it and by the time it does start to liven up I really wasn't sure if this was a spoof! The highly-pitched "Robocop" signature tune said it all - this is just, well, not very good!

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