It’s Popzara’s Movie Time! Podcast!, where our own movie nerds Ethan Brehm and Nate Evans take you on an unscripted journey yakking and chatting about some of their favorite movie moments and cinematic scenes, from past and present, presented without snark and snobbery for your listening pleasure.
On deck is Paul Verhoeven’s Academy Award-winning 1987 blend of action, satire, comedy, horror, sci-fi, and pretty much every genre under the sun. That’s right: it’s RoboCop, the first film in a franchise that probably shouldn’t have become a franchise but has since gone on to become a defining entry from the decade of ambitious genres, corporate greed, and ultra-violence. It’s bloody! It’s funny! It’s got heart! People explode into slush and you’ll love every minute of it.
RoboCop definitely wasn’t for kids (but definitely kinda was), a never-ending trove of cinematic treasures that gets better every time you see it thanks to timeless stop-motion creations from the legendary Phil Tippett, Basil Poledouris’ unforgettable theme, and iconic performances from Peter Weller (and his perfect jawline) and maybe the best villains ever in a single film, led by Ronny Cox as Dick “Long Arms” Jones, Paul McCrane as Emil “Toxic Sluice” Antonowsky, and Kurtwood Smith as Clarence “Can you fly, Bobby?” Boddicker.