STARRING: Robert John Burke, Nancy Allen, Rip Torn, John Castle, Jill Hennessy, C.C.H. Pounder, Mako, Robert Doqui, Remi Ryan, Bruce Locke

1993, 105 Minutes, Directed by: Fred Dekker

Description: Omni Consumer Products, the conglomerate that designed RoboCop, now owns Detroit. The company plans to demolish one of the city's largest neighborhoods to build a gleaming city of the future--after an army of ruthless mercenaries finishes throwing everyone out of their homes. But RoboCop, sworn to protect the public, joins forces with a band of urban freedom fighters battling to save their neighborhood.

That Peter Weller didn't bother reprising his Robocop role and is replaced by a complete unknown should have warned one: this third and last Robocop is the worst of them all.

Replacing Verhoeven's ultra-violence with television violence in which no-one gets hurt or bleeds (or struck by bullets it seems!) means only one thing: Robocop has been sanitized for the kiddy market and whatever hardware Robocop pulls from its armory will undoubtedly be seen on the shelves of your local toy shop.

The script (for the second time by Frank Miller) is more comic book than graphic novel and the movie suffers for it: it seems to be different stories stuck together and even features robot ninjas! Aaargh!!!



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