Robocop is the first in the series of films to be released. Starring Peter Weller, the film was directed by Ivan Reitman. The film was released in August of 1989 to negative reviews and low box office receipts. It later would go on to become a cult classic. This would be the first film in the Robocop series to be remade, with the title of Robocop 2. The 1991 film was also poorly received by critics.
The original version of the film also featured Edward G. Robinson and Ralph Meeker. Also in this film was then-14-year-old Tim Curry. The remake would feature future actor Steven Seagal, who was 28 at the time of filming.
Robocop has been described by critics as the first science fiction film to depict a future that "predicted what would happen when the Cold War ended and the Cold War ended". The film also depicted a world where people live in fear of the law and are dependent upon technology, such as the police department's All-Watch computer system and "Bots". There are several lines of dialogue in the film that are homages to author Isaac Asimov. In the original movie, the robots are programmed to prevent certain crimes, while in the remake, they are programmed to prevent all crime.
In one scene, a talking head delivers a speech, saying that in both the original film and the remake, a significant crime is prevented, but in the remake, the crime is reduced to non-criminal matters, while in the original film the crime is prevented entirely, which is seen as more of a tragedy. In the remake, this speech occurs when SWAT Police Officer Paul McCaffrey is attempting to help a young boy and his dog escape from a criminal. In the original film, this speech occurs when SWAT Police Officer John McClane confronts a criminal.
In both films, the robot who attempts to prevent the crime is destroyed. In the original film, the scene ends with a close-up on a broken and discarded robot in the street. In the remake, a robot appears on the screen, which makes the ending much more ambiguous.
And in the original film, when Robocop is going through his awakening process, his loyalty is to his own kind. The remake features a new male and female android, with John McClane's loyalty being to his own kind. In the original film, Robocop and his female androids are more emotional, while in 0b46394aab