“Looking at films differently”
a. Comparing and contrasting Robocop(1987) and Robocop(2014)
b. Thesis statement: These movies were filmed at two very distanced times in our society yet they still are an accurate reflection of our geopolitical atmosphere
II. These films are very much the same
a. Both films interpret on how law enforcement are perceived
1. Cities and countries around the world in turmoil
2. Politicians and criminals control both the crime and politics in both films
b. Both films show how corporate interests use political and economic power to control their interests not caring about the outcome or the human collateral
1. Using technology to help meet the demands a local and global policing crisis
2. Using humans as guinea pigs to further their financial goals
III. These films are very much different
a. The original film focuses its energy on displaying excess violence and drug usage.
1. Open use of drugs. Excessive vulgarity towards women and sex.
2. Extremely graphic and somewhat disturbing.
b. The reboot emphasizes how important the technology is and usage of that technology with all its accessories
Both films illustration the life, death and transformation of Alex J. Murphy a police officer assigned to the inner city of Detroit. Volunteering for an experimental program designed to use the remains of slain police to build animatronic law enforcement droids. Stationed in the worst police district in Detroit, our protagonist has to struggle with the question if he is still in fact a man or a machine? In doing so he is faced with the fact that the corporation the created him is out to have him destroyed. These movies were filmed at two very distanced times in our society yet they still are an accurate reflection of our geopolitical…