Robocop – 1987
Dir. Paul Verhoeven | Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Kurtwood Smith
Year: “Near Future”
Review: This is VerHoeven at his best. Bloody, cynical, and laced with dark humor. When the film was originally released it received an “X” rating before several key scenes of violence were eased back, but thankfully that cut has been restored. Kurtwood Smith has probably the most memorable performance as the evil Clarence Boddicker – an absolute horrendous maniac. VerHoeven has his trademark takes on American culture by intercutting the film with News broadcast parodies and fake commercials for ridiculous products. This is classic 80’s action sci-fi cinema.