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Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

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

Post by Negative Creep » Thu May 17, 2012 5:38 pm

noobish hat wrote:Yeah, the sunscreen that can cause cancer.

That was Robocop 2. I haven't seen it in ages, but remember it being a thoroughly unpleasant film that completely missed what made the original so effective. Verhoven was always good at making films that seemed dumb and shallow but were actually very clever (Starship Troopers being another good example).

I'm surprised the Robocop is only currently rated 7.5 on IMDB, since you barely ever hear a bad word against it. Inspired by this thread, I did watch it again a few days ago, and it's still as great as ever. Murphy's death is still shocking, and almost unbearable in the Director's Cut as you watch a decent family man getting literally blown to pieces
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by theantmeister » Fri May 18, 2012 4:46 am

Negative Creep wrote:I'm surprised the Robocop is only currently rated 7.5 on IMDB, since you barely ever hear a bad word against it. Inspired by this thread, I did watch it again a few days ago, and it's still as great as ever. Murphy's death is still shocking, and almost unbearable in the Director's Cut as you watch a decent family man getting literally blown to pieces
Aye, Verhoeven does like his ultra-violence. On the director's commentary on the Total Recall DVD someone mentions the original cut of it got an X rating. I would love to see that cut! :lol:

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

Post by MattyC64c » Wed May 30, 2012 4:32 pm

Wasn't Terminator produced with a very small budget? I'm sure Robocop's budget was much higher, but to pick between them is rather tough. Both have far fetched storyline's, but their both still awesome. Perhaps if I had to choose, I would go with The Terminator, just because it's got Arnie in it lol.

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

Post by ootini » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:35 am

Tough call on that one. But I think I'd have to go with Robocop. It's possibly THE quintessential 80's ultraviolence movie. Its got everything, an evil and corrupt corporation, a cyborg police man with a machine pistol, great cultural satire, shotgun dismemberment, giant robots, blood n guts, explosions, drugs, car chases, more explosions, bug f*!k-off guns, a guy gets shot in the testicles, great villains in the form of Ronny Cox and Kurtwood Smith, the line "Bitches Leave", and of course a guy getting crashing into a vat of toxic waste, melting and then getting splattered by a speeding car.

Terminator is great too of course, It has a near indestructible Killer robot from the future that kills everything in its path, some good set pieces etc. Much darker and more serious I suppose. Must watch it again soon.

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

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:42 pm

ootini wrote: the line "Bitches Leave"
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by 1500graham » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:58 pm

Robocop is a really great film but for me, The Terminator is pure quality.

The music to The Terminator is just awesome too - wow - when i think of it, i just want to put it on and watch it again. Oh and the fact that the story is built around a combination of virtually indestructable machines and time travelling is a winning combination that has the 80s stamped all over it.

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

Post by thebear » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:32 am

Negative Creep wrote:
woody.cool wrote:
noobish hat wrote:Terminator 3 is easily the worst film in that series, way worse than Salvation.
Agreed! Although I didn't think Salvation was anywhere near as good as T1/T2

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

Post by crusto » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:29 pm

A toughie, but Robocop wins it for me. Clarence Boddicker has to be one of the best villains of all time. His one liners are brilliant too.

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

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:13 pm

Plus he did the ultimate Villan gag by begging for his life as a distraction. All he had to do after that was twig his moustache and that would have selaed the deal.

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

Post by Negative Creep » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:28 pm

First hint of an upcoming Robocop remake......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... ztELFt8uUU
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:31 pm

Negative Creep wrote:First hint of an upcoming Robocop remake......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... ztELFt8uUU
I like the youtube user comment

"One does not simply remake 'Robocop'"

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

Post by Negative Creep » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:33 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSfMq1apGXU

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

Post by silvergunner » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:43 pm

Oooh guns, guns, guns :twisted:

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

Post by themightymartin » Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:12 am

Negative Creep wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSfMq1apGXU

The legendary Robocop tv edit
Love the badly done, digitally added tank top
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Re: Which is the better film - Robocop or The Terminator?

Post by shmuk » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:11 am

themightymartin wrote:
Negative Creep wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSfMq1apGXU

The legendary Robocop tv edit
Love the badly done, digitally added tank top
Oh wow that's funny. Why would they do a boob shot in the first place? it makes no sense to have one unless it's part of the plot...
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