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Robotrix - (1991 movie) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102562/

An evil scientist constructs a robot surrogate and transfers his consciousness into it to carry out his plans for global domination by kidnapping a very wealthy sheikh's son.

A watchable moderate-budget movie which somehow still falls into an 80s-cheese style. It's rare to find such a bold movie, even with it being unashamedly graphic to the point of dark comedy. I think that's why I like it.

It's worth watching once.



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Stranded (2002) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274905/

A crew on route to a space station learns that it's crippled by a meteor storm.

It's 1990s quality. Seeing as it's a TV movie, that's not surprising. Overall it's fair, but I wouldn't recommend it.

  • aka Black Horizon
  • There is the occasional unsubtitled Russian language bit, but they are meant to be unobtrusive.



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Police Academy (1984) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087928/

The bar for entry into the police force is lowered, and misfits enter the police academy.

Overall, this was worth a couple of laughs, but the sexism and racism need to be viewed too in-context for me to deal with it. This language/culture/whatever difference removes any chance of timelessness this movie might have had.

  • The Police Academy (franchise):

    • Police Academy 2 - Their First Assignment
    • Police Academy 3 - Back in Training
    • Police Academy 4 - Citizens on Patrol
    • Police Academy 5 - Assignment Miami Beach
    • Police Academy 6 - City Under Siege
    • Police Academy 7 - Mission to Moscow



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RoboCop 3 (1993) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107978/

The people of Detroit are being forcefully evicted and relocated to a corporate-owned city.

Unless you're a serious fan, just give this a pass. It doesn't really build on the franchise and it's corny.



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RoboCop 2 (1990) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100502/

A new wave of tailor-made drugs sweeps over Detroit, whose even bigger problem is a corporate takeover of the city.

While interesting, it's not ground-breaking like the first was.



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RoboCop (1987) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093870/

A mortally-wounded cop is used as the foundation to build a police robot meant to be a tool for control but whose artificially-repressed memories and inerrant awesomeness surface to save the day.

This was a great movie in the day, and I'd bet I'm biased in saying it's still great.



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Alien Nation (1988) poster

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A rough and tough detective is begrudgingly partnered with the first detective of alien refugees, and they follow the trail of his previous partner's death.

Does not stand the test of time at all. The cop-buddy thing has been done to death since then and probably soils a more recent re-watch of this movie.



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