Hormone Unbounded

The first "RoboCop," while violent and nasty in places, managed to retain that elusive "myth of the hero" element that turns a blockbuster action pic into an intriguing film-going experience.

In the sequel, "RoboCop 2," whenever a thread of human involvement peeked through the carnage and gore, it was immediately squashed by some revulsive scene of completely unnecessary violence.

The children seated in the theater around me were pointing out, with disgust, the chunks of flesh erupting from hundreds of people shot with Robo 2's machine gun. If these same children, who make up the bulk of repeat attendance, are so revolted, then why was the film released in this form at all?



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