After being offline for five years, RoboCop is reactivated in 2030 to help a federal agency called Alpha Division fight a high tech terrorist organization known as DARC, short for Directorate for Anarchy, Revenge, and Chaos.
Thirteen years after the original Robocop, Delta City, considered to be "The Safest Place On Earth!", has become a futuristic city owned and operated by OCP, and RoboCop, Alex Murphy has ... See full summary »
Maurice Dean Wint,
Maria del Mar
In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.
A mad scientist transfers his mind to a wicked robot, which then embarks on a program of kidnaping, rape and murder, during which a female detective is killed. To fight the robot, the ... See full summary »
Take the excellent 1987 film and strip out all of the really good bits.
Ultra-violence - Robocop the film was insanely violent and sweary ... always a good thing in a film (laugh).
Biting satire - The film was savage in its attack on corporate America. The series tones it down to the point of being meaningless. The sleazy managing director of the film becomes and kindly misunderstood old man in the series. Please!
To make things worse, the series introduces a "moppet" - an irritating child character to woo stupid people. There is even a shot during the title sequence with Robocop holding a child's hand. Argh!
In it's favour, the series does expand on the motivations and feelings behind the Robocop character ... but who cares?
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