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Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

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Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by noobish hat » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:04 am

I think a lot of people consider Robocop to be inferior to The Terminator because of its over-the-top violence and comedic aspects. Over the years though, I've come to realise that Robocop is an infinitely better film. If you think about it, The Terminator is pretty much just a movie about a robot chasing a woman, whereas Robocop has a lot more themes we can relate to personally. It also has many more interesting characters like Clarence Boddicker, Dick Jones, Bob Morton, Murphy, and Lewis. In The Terminator, there's just Sarah Conner and Kyle Reese (and I don't think either of them are as interesting as the characters in Robocop, but that's just my preference).

I also think that people view them more as series rather than stand alone films, and if you looked at The Terminator and T2, and compared it with Robocop 1, 2, and 3, obviously the former is going to come out on top, overall. But since we've had Terminator 3 farted out at us, and the hit-and-miss Salvation, I think the playing field has been levelled somewhat.

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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:01 pm

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Either way is most excellent, but only the first Robocop is worth a damn. The second is slightly ropey the third just awful.


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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by necronom » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:05 pm

I like them both a lot, but The Terminator is just amazing. It's probably my second favourite film ever after Aliens.
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by The Angry Jock » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:28 pm

CIH wrote:Either way is most excellent, but only the first Robocop is worth a damn. The second is slightly ropey the third just awful.
The second one is just as good as the first but in a different way, the Kane robot is a scary f*cker and there's a proper monster mash, brilliant.
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by rocky1980 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:36 pm

I love them both, T2 is a SUPER film but Robocop is amazing it really is
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by RetroBob » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:43 pm

I cannot pick and won't vote in protest at their awesomeness. It's a dirty protest too.
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by r0jaws » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:18 pm

Whining, "bad guys shot me and left me for dead", heavy footed, super sleuth, cyborg
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Time travelling, Uzi toting, Shades wearing, Biker Cyborg.

Catchphrase,
Terminator: "I'll be back"
Robocop: "umm, not sure, probably quite memorable when you hear it, and go oh yeah wasn't that from Total Recall?"

It's a tough choice. :)

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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by resident paul » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:12 am

Both made of metal but one got human tissue in the inside & the other on the outside! :P
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:46 am

r0jaws wrote:Whining, "bad guys shot me and left me for dead", heavy footed, super sleuth, cyborg
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Time travelling, Uzi toting, Shades wearing, Biker Cyborg.

Catchphrase,
Terminator: "I'll be back"
Robocop: "umm, not sure, probably quite memorable when you hear it, and go oh yeah wasn't that from Total Recall?"

It's a tough choice. :)
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by Katzkatz » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:13 am

The Terminator. Good as Robocop is - and I suppose you have to appreciate the satire in the film, Terminator is a bleak, unrelenting sci fi story. Especially good, if you don't know a unique bit about the storyline in the film. The sequels are good, but the original does edge it in storyline terms.

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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by harlequ1n » Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:43 am

necronom wrote:I like them both a lot, but The Terminator is just amazing. It's probably my second favourite film ever after Aliens.
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:58 pm

Terminator is a great action film, Robocop is a satirical look at future America and the growth of capitalism at the expense of its citizens - as well as being a great action film.

Tbh I much prefer T2 to Terminator anyway.
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by r0jaws » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:39 pm

CIH wrote:...."Dead or Alive you are coming with me"
Wasn't that from Young Guns? :wink:

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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by Andy L » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:06 am

Has to be the Terminator for me - although I'm another one who thinks T2 is better than both of them...

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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by scunny » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:18 am

Andy L wrote:Has to be the Terminator for me - although I'm another one who thinks T2 is better than both of them...
really? i like t2 i really do, but on some level it just irritates me. Sarah connor is so annoying in the film, the whole butch "fire in the hole" character doesnt gel with me.

The kid is amazingly irritating and the "I will not kill anyone" part is dullsville.

The T1000 saves it for me but looking at it now the effects are very dates and not even that thrills me any more.
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