Robocop (1987) (mini-review++)

(If you’re curious, my review process. It’s also pasted at the end of this post. I don’t believe in Rotten Tomatoes. I just believe in me.)

(all-purpose SPOILER ALERT there may be some in this review)

acting 6

directing 7

effects 8

editing 7

writing 6


3.4 out of 5 🐙


This was the height of cinema for 13-year-old me. A dude gets turned into a badass cop robot and goes on a bad guy murder spree (yes, the scenes were crafted so they weren’t murder per se but I didn’t see any arrests or charges filed or trials or convictions)? The whole plot consists of the aforementioned dude’s transformation. But then the white-collar criminals create an even bigger robot to fight crime but then that bigger robot goes bad and Robocop has to save the day. What more does a teenager whose a huge fan of G.I. Joe and The A-Team want in a movie? The answer is nothing more.

(There might have been some larger social commentary being made but at 13, I sure AF didn’t catch it. But again, I wasn’t looking for it.)







(1) Shark Wrighter (SW) Score: Based on a sum of 5 sub-scores (acting, directing, writing/story, effects: cinematography &/or animation &/or effects, editing) with 1 being terrible and 10 being terrific.

(2) Octopuses (0-5 🐙, with 5 being fantastic and 0 being feces)

(3) Octopuses are my unquantifiable feeling…not that SW score is scientific…but this one is even less so

(4) ++ This optional section includes any incredibly *brilliant observations that don’t fit into simple quantitative slices like the scores and octopuses *(they are likely NOT brilliant)

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