Robocop 3

Launched, from the production of the second opus, the story of the creation and release of the film Robocop 3 is a disaster scenario all by itself.
We asked Frank Miller for a script first, then we went to find an inexperienced director in feature film, in the person of Fred Dekker, who as a big fan of the first part, tried to put his heart to the book to not disappoint.

The problem is that, as for the second film, Robocop is now synonymous with marketing and merchandising, The producers then asked to relax the script to make it a public movie. When Peter Waller was asked to take over the role of the robot, he refused and a new actor was found in the presence of Robert Burk, who later played Agent Pierce Tiler in the excellent Oz series. Nancy Allen accepted, but only if her character died in the first act and to top it off, Orion went bankrupt during the production of The Addams Family (heart with the hands). And the film waited on a shelf for 2 years, before being able to go out in theaters. What was funny then is that when Robocop 3 reached the big screens, the game was available for 2 years in the arcades. What was less funny was the reaction of critics and the public, which was the fate of the robot man in the cinema until the remake of 2014.

In short, I see you already sharpen your knives, surely waiting for you, after having descended the second part to that I disassemble this feature film. Well we will see.

Synopsis of the film:

The film begins with an advertisement retracing the dream of the old man at the head of the OCP, aka the return of Delta city. Then go back through a newscast, telling the story of Detroit until now … well now in the movie, not now now.
Finally, we learn that a Japanese firm named Kanemitsu has bought the OCP.

The next scene shows us a little girl doing mathematics of a level far too high for her age.
Let’s say that his father is played by the official Kurt Russel look-alike, but for a fairly modest family, living in the old unhealthy neighborhoods of Old Detroit, they still have the money to buy a state-of-the-art computer!

We have no time to think about all his beautiful questions that a demolition ball reduces their habitat to nothing. And the family is expelled without notice in the calm of a civil war. Like Fivel, the little one finds her separated from her family.
In parallel with this tearful scene, we also see CCH Pounder get beaten in front of number 12 the nasty Arian of the film. And that’s when it’s all exploding that we find out that in fact it’s the leader of a resistance group named Martha Washington, sorry Bertha Washington (Martha Washington is a Heroine of a comic from Frank Miller).
Chance doing things well, this one collects the girl of the beginning.
This cell of resistance is composed, among others, of the president of the films of Mickael Bay and the commander Spangler of Malcom in the Middle.

In short our team is stopped by ed209 which is found very quickly hacked by the girl and who will serve a minute later to destroy a whole team of rehabilitation as they call it. Alas we will not see the robot again. Note also the presence of Scart socket on the machine. Proof that this is an outdated technology.

Some scenes later we come across an Anne Lewis chewing gum version during the brakage of a coffee shop.

And after 20 minutes of film, a car squeaks its tires on the roof of a car park and launches into the void. She landed on her 4 wheels (but I doubt that the suspensions have survived). And Robocop breaks the roof of his car to make his entry! And in addition he stops a bullet between his thumb and his index! Ok, this is the most badasse scene of the movie.

In reality Robocop 3 is not the bad film so much decried by the fans even if this one is far from being a masterpiece.
In fact the real problem is that it does not happen much. The action scene is a deep boredom, as robocop’s truck pursuit into Barbie’s car.

In summary ?

  • The bad guy shoots,
  • Robocop shoots
  • The bad guy shoots
  • Robocop shoots
  • The bad guy throws money
  • Robocop loses the bad guy.

In the rest of the film, Robocop goes to help the resistance, while the OCP wants to destroy everything. And the film parallels a humanist Robocop rescuing disowned resistors from their lands, with OCP villain becoming him a real war machine and in the middle there is an android ninja named Otomo Surely in reference to Katsuhiro Otomo and in reference to Frank Miller’s Ronin too.
The police surrender their badges and join the resistance.

Okay it does not happen, but I can not hate this movie.In 1991, it was one of the first times that Hollywood was referring to martial arts movies, it was only in 1993 that John Who came from Hong Kong.In the Final the story is a crippled soldier who finds himself in spite of himself in a history of land expropriation and will eventually take part for the inhabitants, helped by the professor who rebuilt him and rebelled against a villain haired white.(But … But it’s the same story as James Cameron’s Avatar!)

Well, I think it’s cool as a story. And then Robocop, makes everything explode in Jet Pack!

And then there are plenty of references to the first film, and of course, knowing that it would never get to the ankle of the first film, the director did the opposite of Robocop 2. Instead of doing in auction, more gore, more violent … He just tried to convey an optimistic message.I also admit having liked the animated sequence mocking the marketing service. And that of the journalist who refuses to say propaganda in full direct.Not to mention the funny jokes, like the punk who do not know how to put on his helmet with his crests.

The film is flawed but it is full of good intentions with a humanist message and can also be seen as an unofficial adaptation of Martha Washington comics.

Author: Corona

A danish deaf girl infused with tea the morning, Corona the evening (the beer not the virus!) and addicted to cookies all the time!

29 thoughts

  1. Il fallait bien que l’on ne soit pas d’accord sur un film, et bien le voilà xD.
    Oui, tout n’est pas mauvais, mais en tant que grand fan du premier film (et j’apprécie le second, malgré ses ratages, pour son côté ultra violent un brin racoleur), Robocop avec un jetpack qui affronte un robot ninja, ça a fait mal à mon petit coeur de fan haha! Quand j’avais découvert le film, je crois que j’avais déjà eu la chance de voir quelques films d’arts martiaux Chinois en plus (les Jackie Chan, ou les Histoires de Fantômes Chinois), du coup l’aspect “nouveauté” n’était pas là non plus pour moi.
    De mémoire, Fred Decker avait déjà réalisé un ou deux films avant. Un je suis sûr, c’était Monster Squad, un film que j’adorais enfant, avec Dracula, Frankenstein, le loup-garou.

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      1. The Monster Squad, c’est un film plutôt léger, avec une bande d’enfants qui doivent affronter différents monstres cultes, et Frankenstein qui va se lier d’amitié avec une petite fille et changer de camp. C’est culte pour beaucoup de gens, je trouve que ça a un peu vieillit. J’ai un article qui attend au chaud depuis bien deux ans, mais je veux le revoir pour être sûr de mon avis, car j’adorais enfant, et beaucoup moins en le revoyant.

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      2. Désolée, je n’avais pas vue ce commentaire (il était passé dans les spam ^^’)
        Moi aussi j’ai un article de longue haleine en court (Sur Clive Barker, un écrivain et un réalisateur que j’aime énormément), ça fait plus d’un an qu’il maturait dans mon petit cerveau (malade), mais je crois que cette fois c’est bon. Au bout de 3/4 mois d’écriture, il devrait sortir le weekend prochain.

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      3. Aucun soucis haha ! ^^
        Oh cool, j’adore Clive Barker, autant les romans que les nouvelles (je relis de temps en temps le premier tome des Livres de Sang), que bien entendu les films (Hellraiser que j’ai en deux éditions différentes, Nightbreed que l’on a enfin en version longue en France, Lord of Illusions que je trouve magique). Hâte de poser mes yeux sur cet article et de le dévorer 🙂

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      4. Ah oui tout de même, tu avais vraiment énormément à dire, mais il faut dire que Barker a une oeuvre dense, alors si en plus tu ajoutes ses peintures, et les films tirés de son oeuvre (Candyman, Book of Blood, Midnight Meat Train, Dread que j’aime beaucoup).

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      5. Oui rien que sur ça, il y a de quoi à dire. J’avais lu le livre à l’époque, les différences avec le film sont intéressantes. Tu parles donc aussi des comics et des bien trop nombreuses suites ?

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      6. Pour l’histoire étendu c’est impossible de faire l’impasse sur les comics, mais à propos des films je parle surtout des 2 premiers, même si j adore aussi le 3 , ce sont surtout les 2 premiers qui poses les bases.

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      7. Le 3, j’ai toujours eu du mal. La différence de ton avec les deux premiers est trop grande, malgré les ajouts intéressants sur Elliot Spencer. Mais bon, je pense que j’en saurais plus sur ton avis le weekend prochain.

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      8. Exact, et le 4 a eu tellement de soucis de tournage, entre le changement de réalisateur, le retournage, remontage. Un des nombreux carnages des productions Dimension Films, comme Halloween 6 les mêmes années. Ceci dit, avec le recul, je préfère le 4 pour sa première partie se déroulant dans le passé.

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      9. Il y a de ça des années, j’avais vu la version “Workprint” de Hellraiser 4, le premier montage du réalisateur original, sans les effets spéciaux, sans musique, en qualité VHS, mais qui donnait un aperçu de ce que le film aurait du être.

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      10. J’ai eu le même sentiment pour “L’Histoire sans fin”. ça reste un film que j’aprécie mais il est bien moins magique maintenant que quand j’étais enfant.

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      11. Ah oui pareil également pour ce film ! Pour minimiliser l’impact de L’histoire sans Fin, facile, il te suffira de voir à la suite L’histoire Sans Fin 2 et 3, et le premier te paraîtra à nouveau magique xD

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      12. Oh, et bien merci pour l’anecdote, n’ayant pas lu le livre, j’ignorais totalement ça. J’aurais bien aimé le revoir en plus, ayant revu quelques films de Wolfgang Petersen récemment, et découvert son Enemy Mine très sympathique.

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      13. J’avoue ne pas bien connaitre ce réalisateur. Je connais l’histoire sans fin parce que c’est un film d’enfance mais je ne me suis jamais intéressée au réalisateur, honte à moi :S

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      14. Bon alors, ce n’est pas un grand réalisateur. Il a fait des films dispensables (En Pleine Tempête), mais par contre, son film réalisé en Allemagne en 1981 Das Boot est excellent. 3h de tension dans un sous marin !

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      15. Ça ne m’étonne pas, il y a un fossé entre les deux films. C’est un réalisateur un peu touche à tout, mais qui n’a pas franchement de style à lui.

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      16. Oh non, là c’est du ressenti personnel, que peut avoir tout passionné de cinéma, donc toi aussi 😉 (je crois que tu t’es finalement endormie, c’est bien haha).

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      17. Haha mais fais donc ! Je t’imagines bien tiens 😀
        Merci merci, je viens de finir et de rentrer, j’hésite à faire une petite sieste tellement ça m’a tué. J’espère que tu as bien dormi ? (et que tu ne dors pas encore malgré tout xD)

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