History Franchise / RoboCop

14th Mar '17 1:48:50 PM morenohijazo
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* UrbanHellscape: This is one of the most famous examples of the trope. In its world, the MegaCorp OCP completely controls Detroit, and the city itself has fallen into a lawless mess where cops themselves are owned by OCP and die in the line of duty every single night. The gangs which run the city are barbaric, murderous sadists, and even more petty criminals run around the streets completely unopposed. The eponymous hero, [=RoboCop=], is a nigh-unstoppable {{Cyborg}} that is created to fight these criminals and (since everything he sees and hears is recorded) has the authority to act with lethal force.
8th Mar '17 7:28:04 PM WillKeaton
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''Film/RoboCop2014'' carries the same basic premise, with Creator/JoelKinnaman as Officer Alex Murphy, brutally crippled by a car bomb. Omni-Corp secures permission from his wife to transform him into [=RoboCop=], a new marketing tool to help Americans feel more comfortable with the military robots being used overseas. Omni-Corp feels confident that they have Murphy under their control, but he has other plans. Supporting roles are played by Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/GaryOldman, and Creator/JackieEarleHaley. A [[ViralMarketing mock website for the company]] was created for [[http://www.omnicorp.com/ OmniCorp]].

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''Film/RoboCop2014'' carries the same basic premise, with Creator/JoelKinnaman as Officer Alex Murphy, brutally crippled by a car bomb. Omni-Corp secures permission from his wife to transform him into [=RoboCop=], a new marketing tool to help Americans feel more comfortable with the military robots being used overseas. Omni-Corp feels confident that they have Murphy under their control, but he has other plans. Supporting roles are played by Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/GaryOldman, and Creator/JackieEarleHaley. A [[ViralMarketing mock website for the company]] was created for [[http://www.omnicorp.com/ OmniCorp]].
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5th Mar '17 10:12:39 AM nombretomado
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* ''[=RoboCop=]: The Animated Series'': AnimatedAdaptation, 1988. Produced by MarvelComics for a syndicated cartoon block (notable for the fact that the funding for the 13th episode was used instead to make the 1989 ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' pilot). Very much like the above. Also introduced a [[MerchandiseDriven toyetic]] group of [[SideKick sidekicks]] called the Ultra Police. At least some of the stories were good.

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* ''[=RoboCop=]: The Animated Series'': AnimatedAdaptation, 1988. Produced by MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics for a syndicated cartoon block (notable for the fact that the funding for the 13th episode was used instead to make the 1989 ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' pilot). Very much like the above. Also introduced a [[MerchandiseDriven toyetic]] group of [[SideKick sidekicks]] called the Ultra Police. At least some of the stories were good.
2nd Mar '17 3:04:45 PM Exxolon
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While the {{origin story}} of a murdered cop resurrected as a cyborg [[OlderThanTheyThink dates back]] to Anime/EighthMan, [=RoboCop=]'s design was loosely based on the {{Toku}} ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' series (''Series/SpaceSheriffGavan'') which Verhoven apparently enjoyed watching on his hotel room TV while in Japan. The reference came full circle in 1989, when Toei released ''Series/KidouKeijiJiban'', also a cyborg police officer who operated under a set of directives.

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While the {{origin story}} of a murdered cop resurrected as a cyborg [[OlderThanTheyThink dates back]] to Anime/EighthMan, ''Anime/EighthMan'', [=RoboCop=]'s design was loosely based on the {{Toku}} ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' series (''Series/SpaceSheriffGavan'') which Verhoven apparently enjoyed watching on his hotel room TV while in Japan. The reference came full circle in 1989, when Toei released ''Series/KidouKeijiJiban'', also a cyborg police officer who operated under a set of directives.
22nd Jan '17 11:14:16 PM MarkLungo
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* ''[=RoboCop=]: The Animated Series'': AnimatedAdaptation, 1988. Produced by MarvelComics for a syndicated cartoon block (notable for the fact that the funding for the 13th episode was used instead to make the 1989 X-Men pilot). Very much like the above. Also introduced a [[MerchandiseDriven toyetic]] group of [[SideKick sidekicks]] called the Ultra Police. At least some of the stories were good.

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* ''[=RoboCop=]: The Animated Series'': AnimatedAdaptation, 1988. Produced by MarvelComics for a syndicated cartoon block (notable for the fact that the funding for the 13th episode was used instead to make the 1989 X-Men ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' pilot). Very much like the above. Also introduced a [[MerchandiseDriven toyetic]] group of [[SideKick sidekicks]] called the Ultra Police. At least some of the stories were good.
20th Oct '16 1:08:22 PM Mdumas43073
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'''''[=RoboCop=]''''' is a CyberPunk franchise set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in the CrapsackWorld version of UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, where the [[LawEnforcementInc police force has been privatized]] and handed over to [[MegaCorp Omni Consumer Products]] (OCP).

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'''''[=RoboCop=]''''' ''[=RoboCop=]'' is a CyberPunk franchise set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture in the CrapsackWorld version of UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}, where the [[LawEnforcementInc police force has been privatized]] and handed over to [[MegaCorp Omni Consumer Products]] (OCP).
15th Oct '16 2:15:51 AM Anicomicgeek
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* CaliforniaDoubling: None of the films have been shot in Detroit.
** Most of the first movie was shot in [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]].
** ''Film/RoboCop2'' was shot in UsefulNotes/{{Houston}}.
** ''Film/RoboCop3'' was shot in UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, using many of the buildings that would soon be torn down to make room for the facilities for the 1996 Summer Olympics.
** Similar to its predecessors, the 1994 TV series (and ''Prime Directives'') use Canadian locations as a stand-in for Detroit. [[Film/RoboCop2014 The 2014 film]] itself uses Toronto, Vancouver and Hamilton... though apparently they finally [[http://www.freep.com/article/20121003/ENT01/121003078/RoboCop-remake-MGM-Motor-City used Detroit itself at least once.]]
14th Oct '16 7:44:10 PM pepsimax
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''Film/RoboCop2014'' carries the same basic premise, with [[Series/TheKilling Joel Kinnaman]] as Officer Alex Murphy, brutally crippled by a car bomb. Omni-Corp secures permission from his wife to transform him into [=RoboCop=], a new marketing tool to help Americans feel more comfortable with the military robots being used overseas. Omni-Corp feels confident that they have Murphy under their control, but he has other plans. Supporting roles are played by Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/GaryOldman, and Creator/JackieEarleHaley. A [[ViralMarketing mock website for the company]] was created for [[http://www.omnicorp.com/ OmniCorp]].

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''Film/RoboCop2014'' carries the same basic premise, with [[Series/TheKilling Joel Kinnaman]] Creator/JoelKinnaman as Officer Alex Murphy, brutally crippled by a car bomb. Omni-Corp secures permission from his wife to transform him into [=RoboCop=], a new marketing tool to help Americans feel more comfortable with the military robots being used overseas. Omni-Corp feels confident that they have Murphy under their control, but he has other plans. Supporting roles are played by Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/GaryOldman, and Creator/JackieEarleHaley. A [[ViralMarketing mock website for the company]] was created for [[http://www.omnicorp.com/ OmniCorp]].
28th Sep '16 10:18:16 PM TheRoguePenguin
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It all got its start with the film [[index]]''Film/RoboCop1987''[[/index]], directed by Creator/PaulVerhoeven. With the Detroit police force becoming more and more overwhelmed handling a near warzone of crime and corruption, OCP puts into plans to create a cyborg super-cop from the body of Officer Alex Murphy, who was violently gunned down in the line of duty. Now [[NighInvulnerable heavily armored]], [[ImprobableAimingSkills an impossibly steady hand]] and a computerized brain, [=RoboCop=] is a nearly unstoppable police officer. But he is ultimately a corporate public-relations creation and the soul of Murphy remains restless.

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It all got its start with the film [[index]]''Film/RoboCop1987''[[/index]], ''Film/RoboCop1987'', directed by Creator/PaulVerhoeven. With the Detroit police force becoming more and more overwhelmed handling a near warzone of crime and corruption, OCP puts into plans to create a cyborg super-cop from the body of Officer Alex Murphy, who was violently gunned down in the line of duty. Now [[NighInvulnerable heavily armored]], [[ImprobableAimingSkills an impossibly steady hand]] and a computerized brain, [=RoboCop=] is a nearly unstoppable police officer. But he is ultimately a corporate public-relations creation and the soul of Murphy remains restless.



The first sequel, [[index]]''Film/RoboCop2''[[/index]] (1990), was even [[DarkerAndEdgier more violent and edgy]] than the first, going so far as to include a child as one of the primary villains. Relying too heavily on raw violence and shock value while having less of the satirical humor that defined its predecessor, the sequel was not as popular as the original film. Creator/FrankMiller wrote the original screenplay; although the script was heavily altered to fit a movie format, his influence in the themes of the film can be identified, including scenes in which a focus group attempts to make [=RoboCop=] more family-friendly (rendering him unable to do his job). Miller later turned his original vision of the film into a comic book series (''Frank Miller's [=RoboCop=]'').

[[index]]''Film/RoboCop3''[[/index]] (1993) substituted the adult violence for [[LighterAndSofter something more tame]], since the film was rated PG-13. Too mild in the action and edging into kiddie-film territory, this film bombed both financially and critically.

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The first sequel, [[index]]''Film/RoboCop2''[[/index]] ''Film/RoboCop2'' (1990), was even [[DarkerAndEdgier more violent and edgy]] than the first, going so far as to include a child as one of the primary villains. Relying too heavily on raw violence and shock value while having less of the satirical humor that defined its predecessor, the sequel was not as popular as the original film. Creator/FrankMiller wrote the original screenplay; although the script was heavily altered to fit a movie format, his influence in the themes of the film can be identified, including scenes in which a focus group attempts to make [=RoboCop=] more family-friendly (rendering him unable to do his job). Miller later turned his original vision of the film into a comic book series (''Frank Miller's [=RoboCop=]'').

[[index]]''Film/RoboCop3''[[/index]] ''Film/RoboCop3'' (1993) substituted the adult violence for [[LighterAndSofter something more tame]], since the film was rated PG-13. Too mild in the action and edging into kiddie-film territory, this film bombed both financially and critically.



* [[index]]''Series/RoboCopTheSeries''[[/index]]: Live action, 1994. Gave Robo a holographic woman partner, a kid sidekick, and a variety of gadgets. On the other hand, it was occasionally hysterical. "I can't believe it! He's a Milken Scholar!"

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* [[index]]''Series/RoboCopTheSeries''[[/index]]: ''Series/RoboCopTheSeries'': Live action, 1994. Gave Robo a holographic woman partner, a kid sidekick, and a variety of gadgets. On the other hand, it was occasionally hysterical. "I can't believe it! He's a Milken Scholar!"



* [[index]]''Series/RoboCopPrimeDirectives''[[/index]]: Live-Action, Miniseries, 2000. Focused more on the franchise's dark and satirical elements as opposed to the more family friendly 1994 series. Received an ambivalent response.

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* [[index]]''Series/RoboCopPrimeDirectives''[[/index]]: ''Series/RoboCopPrimeDirectives'': Live-Action, Miniseries, 2000. Focused more on the franchise's dark and satirical elements as opposed to the more family friendly 1994 series. Received an ambivalent response.



[[index]]''Film/RoboCop2014''[[/index]] carries the same basic premise, with [[Series/TheKilling Joel Kinnaman]] as Officer Alex Murphy, brutally crippled by a car bomb. Omni-Corp secures permission from his wife to transform him into [=RoboCop=], a new marketing tool to help Americans feel more comfortable with the military robots being used overseas. Omni-Corp feels confident that they have Murphy under their control, but he has other plans. Supporting roles are played by Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/GaryOldman, and Creator/JackieEarleHaley. A [[ViralMarketing mock website for the company]] was created for [[http://www.omnicorp.com/ OmniCorp]].

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[[index]]''Film/RoboCop2014''[[/index]] ''Film/RoboCop2014'' carries the same basic premise, with [[Series/TheKilling Joel Kinnaman]] as Officer Alex Murphy, brutally crippled by a car bomb. Omni-Corp secures permission from his wife to transform him into [=RoboCop=], a new marketing tool to help Americans feel more comfortable with the military robots being used overseas. Omni-Corp feels confident that they have Murphy under their control, but he has other plans. Supporting roles are played by Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/MichaelKeaton, Creator/GaryOldman, and Creator/JackieEarleHaley. A [[ViralMarketing mock website for the company]] was created for [[http://www.omnicorp.com/ OmniCorp]].
28th Sep '16 10:17:26 PM TheRoguePenguin
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