Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

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Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Robocop
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58%
The Terminator
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by greenberet79 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:23 am

Negative Creep wrote:
You could argue it was the early stages of the war, so there was a greater amount of pre war equipment left. However, it did bug me how they could seemingly fly into Skynet at will, and the darker tone of T1 and T2 would have been far more appropriate
Yeah that rings a bell. And then when they did what they had to do (blow something up or other), it basically ends with - "well, there are lots more of these things to blow up." So....that's it then? Thanks!

Robocop is showing at FACT in Liverpool next month if anyone is local. I think Terminator was on last week (though I've seen that on the big screen :D )
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by greenberet79 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:25 am

Yes, whoops, Terminator was on last week.

http://www.fact.co.uk/news-views/2012/0 ... erminator/
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by spiderpig0402 » Sun May 06, 2012 8:19 am

CIH wrote:Would you like to win the euro millions or lotto ?
Either way is most excellent, but only the first Robocop is worth a damn. The second is slightly ropey the third just awful.


I think I woulod go Terminator if someone put a gun to my head.
hahahaha .. same goes for me. i'd go for Terminator.

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

Post by ahb » Sun May 06, 2012 12:33 pm

robocop for me never really got into the terminator films

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

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Sun May 06, 2012 2:56 pm

I saw Terminator 2 recently for the first time in a looooooong time, probably since original release, and man that film is wicked awesome. Just the right amount of effects ie; minimal cgi which I find looks like cartoons.

Matey boy as John Connor was excellent and surprisingly un-annoying. Shame he did the usual child actor thing and ended-up a bit of a coke head.
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by Mire Mare » Mon May 07, 2012 8:01 am

First time I've looked at this thread :roll: . I voted Robocop and, well, it's nice to see it in the lead! Robocop gets everything right and doesn't take itself too seriously.

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

Post by greenberet79 » Thu May 10, 2012 10:58 am

Robocop is on at the FACT Centre in Liverpool next week, Tuesday 15th May.

Flash Gordon is also on there on Monday 14th May.

"What do you mean, Flash Gordon approaching?"

Others on in May/June - Akira, Superman (Reeve), Planet 51, Oldboy.
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by noobish hat » Thu May 10, 2012 11:25 am

Anyone with the opportunity should go see Oldboy, it's one of the best revenge stories ever made. And Robocop, of course.
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Thu May 10, 2012 2:30 pm

greenberet79 wrote:Robocop is on at the FACT Centre in Liverpool next week, Tuesday 15th May.

Flash Gordon is also on there on Monday 14th May.

"What do you mean, Flash Gordon approaching?"

Others on in May/June - Akira, Superman (Reeve), Planet 51, Oldboy.
Wow, Akira eh ? I'd have liked to see that on a cinema screen. Seems like that's been around forever....Tetsuooooooo!! Kanedaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! etc

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

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Thu May 10, 2012 2:33 pm

Mire Mare wrote:First time I've looked at this thread :roll: . I voted Robocop and, well, it's nice to see it in the lead! Robocop gets everything right and doesn't take itself too seriously.
Not to say Terminator did anything wrong, I think. Boil it down and The Terminator is just a simple chase film, while Robocop has satire and a little bit of heart going on.

I really need to see The Terminator though. Haven't seen it in years and my old DVD would lock-up just as Arnie started blasting the rozzers in the cop-shop.

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

Post by Nemesis » Thu May 10, 2012 2:45 pm

Terminator all the way. Oppressive film with some low budget affects.
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by theantmeister » Thu May 10, 2012 3:53 pm

CIH wrote:
Mire Mare wrote:First time I've looked at this thread :roll: . I voted Robocop and, well, it's nice to see it in the lead! Robocop gets everything right and doesn't take itself too seriously.
Not to say Terminator did anything wrong, I think. Boil it down and The Terminator is just a simple chase film, while Robocop has satire and a little bit of heart going on.

I really need to see The Terminator though. Haven't seen it in years and my old DVD would lock-up just as Arnie started blasting the rozzers in the cop-shop.
Is it one of the early ones? I remember having to post mine back to Warner. Some production problem meant the discs were unplayable after a few weeks.

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

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Thu May 10, 2012 4:10 pm

Can't recall it was a couple of years ago. May have been a special edition.

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

Post by trip2themoon » Sun May 13, 2012 2:05 am

CIH wrote:
Mire Mare wrote:First time I've looked at this thread :roll: . I voted Robocop and, well, it's nice to see it in the lead! Robocop gets everything right and doesn't take itself too seriously.
Not to say Terminator did anything wrong, I think. Boil it down and The Terminator is just a simple chase film, while Robocop has satire and a little bit of heart going on.

I really need to see The Terminator though. Haven't seen it in years and my old DVD would lock-up just as Arnie started blasting the rozzers in the cop-shop.
Yeah like the the 6000 SUX car... :lol: Loved that reference to the American fuel guzzlers. Was it the first Robocop that had that blue sun screen cream because the ozone layer is gone at the time of the ad being broadcast?

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

Post by noobish hat » Sun May 13, 2012 6:32 am

Yeah, the sunscreen that can cause cancer.
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