History Franchise / Robocop

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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28th Sep '16 10:16:34 PM TheRoguePenguin
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It all got its start with the film ''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.

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It all got its start with the film ''Film/RoboCop1987'', [[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.



The first sequel, ''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=]'').

''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.

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The first sequel, ''Film/RoboCop2'' [[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=]'').

''Film/RoboCop3'' [[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.



* ''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!"

to:

* ''Series/RoboCopTheSeries'': [[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!"



* ''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.

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* ''Series/RoboCopPrimeDirectives'': [[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.



''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'' [[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]].
28th Sep '16 2:27:14 PM erforce
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* DisproportionateRetribution: One episode has an ED-209 unit (you know, the giant robot with machineguns for hands) being placed on traffic control. It opens fire on a couple performing an illegal u-turn.
24th Sep '16 5:48:07 PM nombretomado
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* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: One of the greatest of debates, ''[=RoboCop=] Versus The Terminator'' -- who will win? An excellent graphic novel and a video game. [[spoiler: [=RoboCop=] wins, but only because of a bizarre, but logical, time travel plot involving no less than three timeline alterations.]] DeathBattle does a more logical, in-depth analysis and pits Murphy against the T-850 on more or less equal terms. The verdict: [[spoiler: Murphy STILL wins]].

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* UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny: One of the greatest of debates, ''[=RoboCop=] Versus The Terminator'' -- who will win? An excellent graphic novel and a video game. [[spoiler: [=RoboCop=] wins, but only because of a bizarre, but logical, time travel plot involving no less than three timeline alterations.]] DeathBattle WebAnimation/DeathBattle does a more logical, in-depth analysis and pits Murphy against the T-850 on more or less equal terms. The verdict: [[spoiler: Murphy STILL wins]].
17th Sep '16 8:10:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* PropagandaHero:
** Spoofed with the propaganda-cartoon hero "Johnny Rehab", the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fprEdlSn9Tc friendly face of ethnic cleansing]].
** Commander Cash. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=OddnvlQgH9w Bringing the credit crisis to a super-fight near you]]!
11th Jul '16 6:31:59 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextHero: After Murphy is rebuilt into a cyborg, he spends most of the first film relentlessly haunting and taking down criminals in Old Detroit. Robo Cop is so beyond anything they have ever experience that they're completely helpless before him and he takes down the drug lords who murdered him without taking any damage. A newscaster in the movie compared it to a comic book hero coming to life. It takes the criminals gaining access to military weapons and help from the big number two at OCP just to slow Robo Cop down. He's still somewhat this in the latter films since the common thug, gang banger, drug trafficker, rapist, or murderer can't harm him, although smart criminals like Cain from ''Film/RoboCop2'' and the hired mercenaries led by Mc Daggett in ''Film/RoboCop3'' can take him down. However, that is only if they're expecting him. If they're not, Robo Cop completely curb stomps them.

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* OutsideContextHero: OutsideContextProblem: After Murphy is rebuilt into a cyborg, he spends most of the first film relentlessly haunting and taking down criminals in Old Detroit. Robo Cop is so beyond anything they have ever experience that they're completely helpless before him and he takes down the drug lords who murdered him without taking any damage. A newscaster in the movie compared it to a comic book hero coming to life. It takes the criminals gaining access to military weapons and help from the big number two at OCP just to slow Robo Cop down. He's still somewhat this in the latter films since the common thug, gang banger, drug trafficker, rapist, or murderer can't harm him, although smart criminals like Cain from ''Film/RoboCop2'' and the hired mercenaries led by Mc Daggett in ''Film/RoboCop3'' can take him down. However, that is only if they're expecting him. If they're not, Robo Cop completely curb stomps them.
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