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The opening credits contains clips from original film RoboCop (1987), such as: Murphy is rushed into the operating room; Robocop busts down the front door to the cocaine factory; and (before RoboCop first comes on-line in front of the OCP executives) the static across his system's readout screen. See more »
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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