Great film Robocop. I remember when i first watched it, aged eight. My older brother had rented it with his mates, i remember he dragged me into the front room when mum was out and showed me ED209 blowing that executive to bits.
I was shaken, i was disturbed. Before my brother took it back, i watched it from start to finish with my mates, and the next day we were running around the playground playing robocop, blowing limbs off, stealing, play smoking, swearing. But thats the appeal to kids, the ultraviolence.
Having grown, i now look back at the film with a fresh eye, and it hasn't dated. The look is good, the atmosphere of a decaying city struggling to become something it never will, the witty screenplay, the adverts and news reports setting the pace.
Robocop works on so many levels that it will always be right up there in my top 20 films of all time. Which is why i give this boxset a 4* rating. Robocop is a 5* movie, 2 and 3 on the other hand arent.
Its the same old story of cashing in on sequels that get progressively worst, the third a damn site milder as they now try to cash in on teenage market having realised that the biggest fanbase this movie has is not the sci-fi buffs, but the kids, hence the TV series, hence the Cartoon, hence the toys.
But having said that, to have all three in a box set at such a great price is worth it, even if it is to only own the first one really.