Robocop '87 vs Robocop '14

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By Kraig Rasmussen and Monkeygong Productions. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Our wild ride through the prophecy laden science fiction of the 1980s continues, bringing us to the meanest possible streets of old Detroit. With it's avalanche of bravado, social commentary and wit, the undeniable classic Robocop is ripe for another installment, even today. But how does the 2014 remake stack up against the OG Robo, and what does it offer in the dialogue about corporate ethics, gentrification and policing, started by the Verhoven original? We get to all that via a dense talk about growing up with the '87 version, and by peeling back those many layers woven by Paul Verhoven, Ed Neumeier, Michael Miner, and company. "Go Robo!"

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