ROBOCOP 3 REVIEWED
“Robocop 3” was a letdown. This was the first Robocop film I remember seeing in theaters, but that kinda builds upon why it failed. By 1993, Robocop had become a franchise with a TV series, comic series and a line of video games. Kids were pandering for more Murphy and the studio dropped the third film to a PG-13. The political satire got dialed back, as Rip Torn cashed a check to play the next big corporate bad guy. But, there was no soul.
Peter Weller bounced out of this one, as he could probably see his impending future. Nancy Allen got sacrificed early on, because finding emotional character work in a PG-13 movie is hard. The rest of the film packs the action of a Breakin’ movie with the tech accessories of a 90s era Batman toy. Rob Bottin’s makeup work and Dekker’s direction helped to raise this material out of the gutter. It’s just that Robocop 3 is the kid movie in what was a satirically charming adult Sci-Fi series. If you’re a fan, nobody will fault you for skipping this one. But, pick it up for completion’s sake.
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- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track