For this special Flixwatcher episode Cathy and Dave from the Cinemile host Kobi and Helen for Kobi’s film choice Robocop!

Robocop (the original Paul Verhoeven cyberpunk action film version of course) was the favourite film of nine year-old Kobi, it’s the story of futuristic Detroit where crime is high and the solution is to implant a dead cop into a robot.


It should be noted Robocop is not suitable for nine year-olds!! Being Verhoeven it is almost excessively violent, a rogue ED209 peppering an unfortunate employee, Murphy being shot to pieces and the toxic goop incident being particularly graphic and grisly.

Surprisingly Robocop hasn’t aged too badly, the stop motion effects from Rob Bottin still look pretty convincing and the performance from Peter Weller adds genuine character and empathy to Robocop. The plot and dialogue maybe haven’t aged as well and forget about the actual science, but it could have been much worse.

Scores

No one loved revisiting Robocop more than Dave, not even nine year-old Kobi would have given such high scores! It’s no Back To The Future so a 4.5 from Kobi for recommendability, so much love from Dave (probably too much love) which brings Robocop an overall score of 3.87. “Excuse me, I have to go. Somewhere there is a crime happening.”

What do you guys think? Have you seen Robocop? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

Episode #100.2 Crew Links

Thanks to the Flixwatcher Podcast Bonus episode #100.2 crew Cathy Cullen (@cathycullen) and Dave Corkery (@thisiscorkery) of The Cinemile (@TheCinemile) and Shitegeist (@Shitegeistpod)

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More about Robocop

For more info on Robocop, you can visit the  Robocop IMDB page here or the Robocop Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Films New on Netflix

As well as this weeks episode we think you should know some of the best new films on Netflix UK this week. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news.

Cube

Clueless as to how they got there or why they were chosen, six people are caught in a maze of interlocking cubes with no apparent way out.

Added to UK Netflix: 15th March 2019

Suicide Squad

A secret government official releases the world’s worst super villains from prison to have them stop an impending apocalypse in exchange for freedom.

Added to UK Netflix: 17th March 2019

Easy A

Olive decides to boost her popularity by pretending to be the school slut. She enjoys her newfound status but then must decide if it’s all worth it.

Added to UK Netflix: 15th March 2019

The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

The documentary takes a detailed look at the disappearance of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann, who vanished while on holiday with her family.

Added to UK Netflix: 15th March 2019

Gotti

Languishing in prison and suffering from throat cancer, John Gotti recalls his bloody rise to power as one of New York’s most powerful Mafia kingpins.

Added to UK Netflix: 17th March 2019

Films Leaving Netflix

Unfortunately, not all of the films stay on Netflix for ever, booooo! Often you don’t get to find out until its too late. The films listed below are leaving Netflix UK super soon so please don’t miss out!

Queen Of Katwe

Bolstered by a devoted mentor, 9-year-old Ugandan girl Phiona Mutesi takes aim at becoming a chess champion in this drama based on a true story.

Leaving: 25th March 2019

 

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