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RoboCop 2: the hidden gag aimed at its makers

17 November 2014 3:53 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

RoboCop's extensive list of prime directives in his first sequel has one aimed squarely at Orion Pictures...

If you're opening this piece expecting a prolonged defence of RoboCop 2, you're not going to get it (although there's a link down at the bottom where we have a go). We've tried lots of times to really like the film, but it just doesn't hang together, nor does it come anywhere near close to matching the original.

At the time it was being made, Orion Pictures, which was backing the film, was in deep trouble. So much trouble in fact that RoboCop 2 was the film that needed to be a big, big hit to save the studio. It wasn't, and within a couple of years, Orion was no more. Whilst it would put RoboCop 3 into production, it wouldn't be around to release it.

The first RoboCop was relatively off radar, and wasn't »

- simonbrew

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