Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Belinda Bauer, Tom
Noonan, Galyn Gorg
1990, 118 Minutes, Directed by: Irvin Kershner
Description: Sequel to Robocop. What plot there is deals with the
corporation that runs the cops and its two-pronged attempt to squeeze every dime
out of the populace and the city: create a new drug crisis (with an incredibly
addictive synthetic drug the corporation manufactures, spread by a charismatic
drug lord) and then attack with a bigger robot, one that eliminates Robocop at
the same time. —
More comic book than before: undoubtedly having comic book writer
Frank (Dark Knight Returns, Daredevil) Miller
helps. Unfortunately having Irving Kershner (who directed the
Strikes Back) doesn't.
Kershner is no Verhoeven and the movie lacks the wildness of its predecessor.
plot has to do with a bunch of drug smugglers led by a
fourteen-year-old kid and a giant robot (alike to the one
featured in the first movie) inhabited by a mad baddy. The plot
is incidental and merely and an excuse for some spectacular
action pieces. Verhoeven's hilarious ultra-violence that made the
first movie great is simply missing.
Followed by a much worse
Robocop 3 in 1993. Then there's also the TV series and several TV movies.