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The Big Engine That Couldn’t: Why RoboCop‘s Hopeless ED-209 is One of the All-Time Great Movie Robots

I saw José Padilha‘s new remake of Paul Verhoeven‘s classic sci-fi satire RoboCop the other night. It reminded me of what it feels like when someone with a pleasantly melodic voice covers a song by Leonard Cohen or Bob Dylan: It’s technically “better” in all the ways that don’t matter, and worse in all the ways that count.

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