Robocop Was One Of The Truly Great Bits Of Movie And Pop Culture Magic From The S, And Frank Miller Wanted To Deliver A Masterpiece With His Original Movie Script, But Hollywood Massively Edited His Work In Full On Action, The Robocop Story Is Told As Frank Miller Always Intended, Composed Straight From The Master S Original Writings And Scripts The Vast Majority Of Miller S Insane Ideas, Vicious Black Humor And Robotic Mayhem Never Made It To The Screen, But Every Last Bit Is Finally Unleashed In This Series With Sequential Adaptation From Steven Grant And Art By Superstar Juan Jose Ryp, This Sci Fi Epic Is Not To Be Missed


10 thoughts on “Frank Miller's Robocop

  1. says:

    Being quite the fan of 1980s dystopian science fiction, as well as having a morbid curiosity about what if s of show business I eventually had to read this adaptation of comics legend Frank Miller s unfilmed script for Robocop 2 It also helped that I had diligently read the columns for Comic Book Resources done by the actual writer of the volume, one Steven Grant, about the history of the comics industry in his own experience starting in the 1970s and Grant s musings about how they reflected the broader society around it.To be honest, it s something of a half truth to say that Frank Miller s Robocop 2 script went unfilmed Rather, it looks like Orion Pictures split the script into two halves The storyline about Omni Consumer Products burdening Robocop with a bunch of new directives to make him obedient and preparing a new improved Robocop with a controllable personality and a brain from a psychotic mass murderer became Robocop 2 The other half of the plot about OCP bringing in private mercenaries as scabs during the police strike apparently ended up as the premise of Robocop 3 , which I have yet to see as it s supposedly not very good.Frankly, reading this I get the impression that Orion were right to intervene even if the result still wasn t enough to fill Paul Verhoeven s biggest set of shoes The main problem I had with the finished film was that it threw around too many subplots and new ideas without doing much to resolve them, and this comic which is as close to Miller s original version as possible is even worse on that count The half baked subplot about Robocop trying to re unite with his estranged family who only remember him as Patrolman Alex Murphy, Deceased, gets even less time here Then there s ones I mentioned above and a bunch of new ones like OCP trying to frame Robocop for murder, which is left hanging and unresolved I guess clearing his name was what Miller hoped would be the focus for Robocop 3 Maybe it s that Frank Miller plays things a lot straighter than either Verhoeven or the resulting sequel, with less outright political satire and polemical exaggeration for its own sake Miller s own humour here I find a step down already for what he was doing in The Dark Knight Returns The truly deranged and over the top parts aren t anywhere as memorable either, like here it s one of the mercenaries rather than the rather entertaining messianic wannabe drug lord played by Tom Noonan if you think that s an unrealistic concept for a character google Adolfo Costanzo who becomes the brain in Robocop 2, before the evil sexy psychiatrist lady overseeing the project installs her own personality in the titular combat cyborg here she s called Margaret Love but the film renamed her to Juliette Faxx Which reminds me Miller s abundant psychological issues with women which become and on display the longer his career proceeds is a long running joke in the comic book fan subculture, and they are a source of even unintentional humour here which actually provide laughs than the parts that were supposed to be funny There s first the evil psychiatrist lady being even demonized and oversexualized at the same time than in the film, then there s how Anne Lewis ends up with half her clothing torn off in pretty much every major action scene she s in.It s not a total waste There is some interesting worldbuilding about the universe of the Robocop setting with details about what its future society looks like, which means the setting is fleshed out , and a handful of pretty inventive action scenes that I wager were just too expensive as written to film though the climactic duel between Robocop and his supposed replacement isn t as memorable as that in the movie either which I guess is where most of the budget went.Of course it should be mentioned that I find Frank Miller s output pretty hit and miss, and I read him as much for his unique expressionistic and stark art style which elevates often mediocre storylines to something interesting in terms of visual storytelling Maybe I d have liked this if Miller had illustrated this himself The art here is done by a bloke named Juan Jos Ryp whose drawing might be technically competent but lacks much in the way of personality, almost the polar opposite of Frank Miller s own.Now, a comic book version of William Gibson s Alien 3 that I d like to read


  2. says:

    Being quite the fan of 1980s dystopian science fiction, as well as having a morbid curiosity about what if s of show business I eventually had to read this adaptation of comics legend Frank Miller s unfilmed script for Robocop 2 It also helped that I had diligently read the columns for Comic Book Resources done by the actual writer of the volume, one Steven Grant, about the history of the comics industry in his own experience starting in the 1970s and Grant s musings about how they reflected the broader society around it.To be honest, it s something of a half truth to say that Frank Miller s Robocop 2 script went unfilmed Rather, it looks like Orion Pictures split the script into two halves The storyline about Omni Consumer Products burdening Robocop with a bunch of new directives to make him obedient and preparing a new improved Robocop with a controllable personality and a brain from a psychotic mass murderer became Robocop 2 The other half of the plot about OCP bringing in private mercenaries as scabs during the police strike apparently ended up as the premise of Robocop 3 , which I have yet to see as it s supposedly not very good.Frankly, reading this I get the impression that Orion were right to intervene even if the result still wasn t enough to fill Paul Verhoeven s biggest set of shoes The main problem I had with the finished film was that it threw around too many subplots and new ideas without doing much to resolve them, and this comic which is as close to Miller s original version as possible is even worse on that count The half baked subplot about Robocop trying to re unite with his estranged family who only remember him as Patrolman Alex Murphy, Deceased, gets even less time here Then there s ones I mentioned above and a bunch of new ones like OCP trying to frame Robocop for murder, which is left hanging and unresolved I guess clearing his name was what Miller hoped would be the focus for Robocop 3 Maybe it s that Frank Miller plays things a lot straighter than either Verhoeven or the resulting sequel, with less outright political satire and polemical exaggeration for its own sake Miller s own humour here I find a step down already for what he was doing in The Dark Knight Returns The truly deranged and over the top parts aren t anywhere as memorable either, like here it s one of the mercenaries rather than the rather entertaining messianic wannabe drug lord played by Tom Noonan if you think that s an unrealistic concept for a character google Adolfo Costanzo who becomes the brain in Robocop 2, before the evil sexy psychiatrist lady overseeing the project installs her own personality in the titular combat cyborg here she s called Margaret Love but the film renamed her to Juliette Faxx Which reminds me Miller s abundant psychological issues with women which become and on display the longer his career proceeds is a long running joke in the comic book fan subculture, and they are a source of even unintentional humour here which actually provide laughs than the parts that were supposed to be funny There s first the evil psychiatrist lady being even demonized and oversexualized at the same time than in the film, then there s how Anne Lewis ends up with half her clothing torn off in pretty much every major action scene she s in.It s not a total waste There is some interesting worldbuilding about the universe of the Robocop setting with details about what its future society looks like, which means the setting is fleshed out , and a handful of pretty inventive action scenes that I wager were just too expensive as written to film though the climactic duel between Robocop and his supposed replacement isn t as memorable as that in the movie either which I guess is where most of the budget went.Of course it should be mentioned that I find Frank Miller s output pretty hit and miss, and I read him as much for his unique expressionistic and stark art style which elevates often mediocre storylines to something interesting in terms of visual storytelling Maybe I d have liked this if Miller had illustrated this himself The art here is done by a bloke named Juan Jos Ryp whose drawing might be technically competent but lacks much in the way of personality, almost the polar opposite of Frank Miller s own.Now, a comic book version of William Gibson s Alien 3 that I d like to read


  3. says:

    Being quite the fan of 1980s dystopian science fiction, as well as having a morbid curiosity about what if s of show business I eventually had to read this adaptation of comics legend Frank Miller s unfilmed script for Robocop 2 It also helped that I had diligently read the columns for Comic Book Resources done by the actual writer of the volume, one Steven Grant, about the history of the comics industry in his own experience starting in the 1970s and Grant s musings about how they reflected the broader society around it.To be honest, it s something of a half truth to say that Frank Miller s Robocop 2 script went unfilmed Rather, it looks like Orion Pictures split the script into two halves The storyline about Omni Consumer Products burdening Robocop with a bunch of new directives to make him obedient and preparing a new improved Robocop with a controllable personality and a brain from a psychotic mass murderer became Robocop 2 The other half of the plot about OCP bringing in private mercenaries as scabs during the police strike apparently ended up as the premise of Robocop 3 , which I have yet to see as it s supposedly not very good.Frankly, reading this I get the impression that Orion were right to intervene even if the result still wasn t enough to fill Paul Verhoeven s biggest set of shoes The main problem I had with the finished film was that it threw around too many subplots and new ideas without doing much to resolve them, and this comic which is as close to Miller s original version as possible is even worse on that count The half baked subplot about Robocop trying to re unite with his estranged family who only remember him as Patrolman Alex Murphy, Deceased, gets even less time here Then there s ones I mentioned above and a bunch of new ones like OCP trying to frame Robocop for murder, which is left hanging and unresolved I guess clearing his name was what Miller hoped would be the focus for Robocop 3 Maybe it s that Frank Miller plays things a lot straighter than either Verhoeven or the resulting sequel, with less outright political satire and polemical exaggeration for its own sake Miller s own humour here I find a step down already for what he was doing in The Dark Knight Returns The truly deranged and over the top parts aren t anywhere as memorable either, like here it s one of the mercenaries rather than the rather entertaining messianic wannabe drug lord played by Tom Noonan if you think that s an unrealistic concept for a character google Adolfo Costanzo who becomes the brain in Robocop 2, before the evil sexy psychiatrist lady overseeing the project installs her own personality in the titular combat cyborg here she s called Margaret Love but the film renamed her to Juliette Faxx Which reminds me Miller s abundant psychological issues with women which become and on display the longer his career proceeds is a long running joke in the comic book fan subculture, and they are a source of even unintentional humour here which actually provide laughs than the parts that were supposed to be funny There s first the evil psychiatrist lady being even demonized and oversexualized at the same time than in the film, then there s how Anne Lewis ends up with half her clothing torn off in pretty much every major action scene she s in.It s not a total waste There is some interesting worldbuilding about the universe of the Robocop setting with details about what its future society looks like, which means the setting is fleshed out , and a handful of pretty inventive action scenes that I wager were just too expensive as written to film though the climactic duel between Robocop and his supposed replacement isn t as memorable as that in the movie either which I guess is where most of the budget went.Of course it should be mentioned that I find Frank Miller s output pretty hit and miss, and I read him as much for his unique expressionistic and stark art style which elevates often mediocre storylines to something interesting in terms of visual storytelling Maybe I d have liked this if Miller had illustrated this himself The art here is done by a bloke named Juan Jos Ryp whose drawing might be technically competent but lacks much in the way of personality, almost the polar opposite of Frank Miller s own.Now, a comic book version of William Gibson s Alien 3 that I d like to read


  4. says:

    Being quite the fan of 1980s dystopian science fiction, as well as having a morbid curiosity about what if s of show business I eventually had to read this adaptation of comics legend Frank Miller s unfilmed script for Robocop 2 It also helped that I had diligently read the columns for Comic Book Resources done by the actual writer of the volume, one Steven Grant, about the history of the comics industry in his own experience starting in the 1970s and Grant s musings about how they reflected the broader society around it.To be honest, it s something of a half truth to say that Frank Miller s Robocop 2 script went unfilmed Rather, it looks like Orion Pictures split the script into two halves The storyline about Omni Consumer Products burdening Robocop with a bunch of new directives to make him obedient and preparing a new improved Robocop with a controllable personality and a brain from a psychotic mass murderer became Robocop 2 The other half of the plot about OCP bringing in private mercenaries as scabs during the police strike apparently ended up as the premise of Robocop 3 , which I have yet to see as it s supposedly not very good.Frankly, reading this I get the impression that Orion were right to intervene even if the result still wasn t enough to fill Paul Verhoeven s biggest set of shoes The main problem I had with the finished film was that it threw around too many subplots and new ideas without doing much to resolve them, and this comic which is as close to Miller s original version as possible is even worse on that count The half baked subplot about Robocop trying to re unite with his estranged family who only remember him as Patrolman Alex Murphy, Deceased, gets even less time here Then there s ones I mentioned above and a bunch of new ones like OCP trying to frame Robocop for murder, which is left hanging and unresolved I guess clearing his name was what Miller hoped would be the focus for Robocop 3 Maybe it s that Frank Miller plays things a lot straighter than either Verhoeven or the resulting sequel, with less outright political satire and polemical exaggeration for its own sake Miller s own humour here I find a step down already for what he was doing in The Dark Knight Returns The truly deranged and over the top parts aren t anywhere as memorable either, like here it s one of the mercenaries rather than the rather entertaining messianic wannabe drug lord played by Tom Noonan if you think that s an unrealistic concept for a character google Adolfo Costanzo who becomes the brain in Robocop 2, before the evil sexy psychiatrist lady overseeing the project installs her own personality in the titular combat cyborg here she s called Margaret Love but the film renamed her to Juliette Faxx Which reminds me Miller s abundant psychological issues with women which become and on display the longer his career proceeds is a long running joke in the comic book fan subculture, and they are a source of even unintentional humour here which actually provide laughs than the parts that were supposed to be funny There s first the evil psychiatrist lady being even demonized and oversexualized at the same time than in the film, then there s how Anne Lewis ends up with half her clothing torn off in pretty much every major action scene she s in.It s not a total waste There is some interesting worldbuilding about the universe of the Robocop setting with details about what its future society looks like, which means the setting is fleshed out , and a handful of pretty inventive action scenes that I wager were just too expensive as written to film though the climactic duel between Robocop and his supposed replacement isn t as memorable as that in the movie either which I guess is where most of the budget went.Of course it should be mentioned that I find Frank Miller s output pretty hit and miss, and I read him as much for his unique expressionistic and stark art style which elevates often mediocre storylines to something interesting in terms of visual storytelling Maybe I d have liked this if Miller had illustrated this himself The art here is done by a bloke named Juan Jos Ryp whose drawing might be technically competent but lacks much in the way of personality, almost the polar opposite of Frank Miller s own.Now, a comic book version of William Gibson s Alien 3 that I d like to read


  5. says:

    Being quite the fan of 1980s dystopian science fiction, as well as having a morbid curiosity about what if s of show business I eventually had to read this adaptation of comics legend Frank Miller s unfilmed script for Robocop 2 It also helped that I had diligently read the columns for Comic Book Resources done by the actual writer of the volume, one Steven Grant, about the history of the comics industry in his own experience starting in the 1970s and Grant s musings about how they reflected the broader society around it.To be honest, it s something of a half truth to say that Frank Miller s Robocop 2 script went unfilmed Rather, it looks like Orion Pictures split the script into two halves The storyline about Omni Consumer Products burdening Robocop with a bunch of new directives to make him obedient and preparing a new improved Robocop with a controllable personality and a brain from a psychotic mass murderer became Robocop 2 The other half of the plot about OCP bringing in private mercenaries as scabs during the police strike apparently ended up as the premise of Robocop 3 , which I have yet to see as it s supposedly not very good.Frankly, reading this I get the impression that Orion were right to intervene even if the result still wasn t enough to fill Paul Verhoeven s biggest set of shoes The main problem I had with the finished film was that it threw around too many subplots and new ideas without doing much to resolve them, and this comic which is as close to Miller s original version as possible is even worse on that count The half baked subplot about Robocop trying to re unite with his estranged family who only remember him as Patrolman Alex Murphy, Deceased, gets even less time here Then there s ones I mentioned above and a bunch of new ones like OCP trying to frame Robocop for murder, which is left hanging and unresolved I guess clearing his name was what Miller hoped would be the focus for Robocop 3 Maybe it s that Frank Miller plays things a lot straighter than either Verhoeven or the resulting sequel, with less outright political satire and polemical exaggeration for its own sake Miller s own humour here I find a step down already for what he was doing in The Dark Knight Returns The truly deranged and over the top parts aren t anywhere as memorable either, like here it s one of the mercenaries rather than the rather entertaining messianic wannabe drug lord played by Tom Noonan if you think that s an unrealistic concept for a character google Adolfo Costanzo who becomes the brain in Robocop 2, before the evil sexy psychiatrist lady overseeing the project installs her own personality in the titular combat cyborg here she s called Margaret Love but the film renamed her to Juliette Faxx Which reminds me Miller s abundant psychological issues with women which become and on display the longer his career proceeds is a long running joke in the comic book fan subculture, and they are a source of even unintentional humour here which actually provide laughs than the parts that were supposed to be funny There s first the evil psychiatrist lady being even demonized and oversexualized at the same time than in the film, then there s how Anne Lewis ends up with half her clothing torn off in pretty much every major action scene she s in.It s not a total waste There is some interesting worldbuilding about the universe of the Robocop setting with details about what its future society looks like, which means the setting is fleshed out , and a handful of pretty inventive action scenes that I wager were just too expensive as written to film though the climactic duel between Robocop and his supposed replacement isn t as memorable as that in the movie either which I guess is where most of the budget went.Of course it should be mentioned that I find Frank Miller s output pretty hit and miss, and I read him as much for his unique expressionistic and stark art style which elevates often mediocre storylines to something interesting in terms of visual storytelling Maybe I d have liked this if Miller had illustrated this himself The art here is done by a bloke named Juan Jos Ryp whose drawing might be technically competent but lacks much in the way of personality, almost the polar opposite of Frank Miller s own.Now, a comic book version of William Gibson s Alien 3 that I d like to read


  6. says:

    Being quite the fan of 1980s dystopian science fiction, as well as having a morbid curiosity about what if s of show business I eventually had to read this adaptation of comics legend Frank Miller s unfilmed script for Robocop 2 It also helped that I had diligently read the columns for Comic Book Resources done by the actual writer of the volume, one Steven Grant, about the history of the comics industry in his own experience starting in the 1970s and Grant s musings about how they reflected the broader society around it.To be honest, it s something of a half truth to say that Frank Miller s Robocop 2 script went unfilmed Rather, it looks like Orion Pictures split the script into two halves The storyline about Omni Consumer Products burdening Robocop with a bunch of new directives to make him obedient and preparing a new improved Robocop with a controllable personality and a brain from a psychotic mass murderer became Robocop 2 The other half of the plot about OCP bringing in private mercenaries as scabs during the police strike apparently ended up as the premise of Robocop 3 , which I have yet to see as it s supposedly not very good.Frankly, reading this I get the impression that Orion were right to intervene even if the result still wasn t enough to fill Paul Verhoeven s biggest set of shoes The main problem I had with the finished film was that it threw around too many subplots and new ideas without doing much to resolve them, and this comic which is as close to Miller s original version as possible is even worse on that count The half baked subplot about Robocop trying to re unite with his estranged family who only remember him as Patrolman Alex Murphy, Deceased, gets even less time here Then there s ones I mentioned above and a bunch of new ones like OCP trying to frame Robocop for murder, which is left hanging and unresolved I guess clearing his name was what Miller hoped would be the focus for Robocop 3 Maybe it s that Frank Miller plays things a lot straighter than either Verhoeven or the resulting sequel, with less outright political satire and polemical exaggeration for its own sake Miller s own humour here I find a step down already for what he was doing in The Dark Knight Returns The truly deranged and over the top parts aren t anywhere as memorable either, like here it s one of the mercenaries rather than the rather entertaining messianic wannabe drug lord played by Tom Noonan if you think that s an unrealistic concept for a character google Adolfo Costanzo who becomes the brain in Robocop 2, before the evil sexy psychiatrist lady overseeing the project installs her own personality in the titular combat cyborg here she s called Margaret Love but the film renamed her to Juliette Faxx Which reminds me Miller s abundant psychological issues with women which become and on display the longer his career proceeds is a long running joke in the comic book fan subculture, and they are a source of even unintentional humour here which actually provide laughs than the parts that were supposed to be funny There s first the evil psychiatrist lady being even demonized and oversexualized at the same time than in the film, then there s how Anne Lewis ends up with half her clothing torn off in pretty much every major action scene she s in.It s not a total waste There is some interesting worldbuilding about the universe of the Robocop setting with details about what its future society looks like, which means the setting is fleshed out , and a handful of pretty inventive action scenes that I wager were just too expensive as written to film though the climactic duel between Robocop and his supposed replacement isn t as memorable as that in the movie either which I guess is where most of the budget went.Of course it should be mentioned that I find Frank Miller s output pretty hit and miss, and I read him as much for his unique expressionistic and stark art style which elevates often mediocre storylines to something interesting in terms of visual storytelling Maybe I d have liked this if Miller had illustrated this himself The art here is done by a bloke named Juan Jos Ryp whose drawing might be technically competent but lacks much in the way of personality, almost the polar opposite of Frank Miller s own.Now, a comic book version of William Gibson s Alien 3 that I d like to read


  7. says:

    Being quite the fan of 1980s dystopian science fiction, as well as having a morbid curiosity about what if s of show business I eventually had to read this adaptation of comics legend Frank Miller s unfilmed script for Robocop 2 It also helped that I had diligently read the columns for Comic Book Resources done by the actual writer of the volume, one Steven Grant, about the history of the comics industry in his own experience starting in the 1970s and Grant s musings about how they reflected the broader society around it.To be honest, it s something of a half truth to say that Frank Miller s Robocop 2 script went unfilmed Rather, it looks like Orion Pictures split the script into two halves The storyline about Omni Consumer Products burdening Robocop with a bunch of new directives to make him obedient and preparing a new improved Robocop with a controllable personality and a brain from a psychotic mass murderer became Robocop 2 The other half of the plot about OCP bringing in private mercenaries as scabs during the police strike apparently ended up as the premise of Robocop 3 , which I have yet to see as it s supposedly not very good.Frankly, reading this I get the impression that Orion were right to intervene even if the result still wasn t enough to fill Paul Verhoeven s biggest set of shoes The main problem I had with the finished film was that it threw around too many subplots and new ideas without doing much to resolve them, and this comic which is as close to Miller s original version as possible is even worse on that count The half baked subplot about Robocop trying to re unite with his estranged family who only remember him as Patrolman Alex Murphy, Deceased, gets even less time here Then there s ones I mentioned above and a bunch of new ones like OCP trying to frame Robocop for murder, which is left hanging and unresolved I guess clearing his name was what Miller hoped would be the focus for Robocop 3 Maybe it s that Frank Miller plays things a lot straighter than either Verhoeven or the resulting sequel, with less outright political satire and polemical exaggeration for its own sake Miller s own humour here I find a step down already for what he was doing in The Dark Knight Returns The truly deranged and over the top parts aren t anywhere as memorable either, like here it s one of the mercenaries rather than the rather entertaining messianic wannabe drug lord played by Tom Noonan if you think that s an unrealistic concept for a character google Adolfo Costanzo who becomes the brain in Robocop 2, before the evil sexy psychiatrist lady overseeing the project installs her own personality in the titular combat cyborg here she s called Margaret Love but the film renamed her to Juliette Faxx Which reminds me Miller s abundant psychological issues with women which become and on display the longer his career proceeds is a long running joke in the comic book fan subculture, and they are a source of even unintentional humour here which actually provide laughs than the parts that were supposed to be funny There s first the evil psychiatrist lady being even demonized and oversexualized at the same time than in the film, then there s how Anne Lewis ends up with half her clothing torn off in pretty much every major action scene she s in.It s not a total waste There is some interesting worldbuilding about the universe of the Robocop setting with details about what its future society looks like, which means the setting is fleshed out , and a handful of pretty inventive action scenes that I wager were just too expensive as written to film though the climactic duel between Robocop and his supposed replacement isn t as memorable as that in the movie either which I guess is where most of the budget went.Of course it should be mentioned that I find Frank Miller s output pretty hit and miss, and I read him as much for his unique expressionistic and stark art style which elevates often mediocre storylines to something interesting in terms of visual storytelling Maybe I d have liked this if Miller had illustrated this himself The art here is done by a bloke named Juan Jos Ryp whose drawing might be technically competent but lacks much in the way of personality, almost the polar opposite of Frank Miller s own.Now, a comic book version of William Gibson s Alien 3 that I d like to read


  8. says:

    Being quite the fan of 1980s dystopian science fiction, as well as having a morbid curiosity about what if s of show business I eventually had to read this adaptation of comics legend Frank Miller s unfilmed script for Robocop 2 It also helped that I had diligently read the columns for Comic Book Resources done by the actual writer of the volume, one Steven Grant, about the history of the comics industry in his own experience starting in the 1970s and Grant s musings about how they reflected the broader society around it.To be honest, it s something of a half truth to say that Frank Miller s Robocop 2 script went unfilmed Rather, it looks like Orion Pictures split the script into two halves The storyline about Omni Consumer Products burdening Robocop with a bunch of new directives to make him obedient and preparing a new improved Robocop with a controllable personality and a brain from a psychotic mass murderer became Robocop 2 The other half of the plot about OCP bringing in private mercenaries as scabs during the police strike apparently ended up as the premise of Robocop 3 , which I have yet to see as it s supposedly not very good.Frankly, reading this I get the impression that Orion were right to intervene even if the result still wasn t enough to fill Paul Verhoeven s biggest set of shoes The main problem I had with the finished film was that it threw around too many subplots and new ideas without doing much to resolve them, and this comic which is as close to Miller s original version as possible is even worse on that count The half baked subplot about Robocop trying to re unite with his estranged family who only remember him as Patrolman Alex Murphy, Deceased, gets even less time here Then there s ones I mentioned above and a bunch of new ones like OCP trying to frame Robocop for murder, which is left hanging and unresolved I guess clearing his name was what Miller hoped would be the focus for Robocop 3 Maybe it s that Frank Miller plays things a lot straighter than either Verhoeven or the resulting sequel, with less outright political satire and polemical exaggeration for its own sake Miller s own humour here I find a step down already for what he was doing in The Dark Knight Returns The truly deranged and over the top parts aren t anywhere as memorable either, like here it s one of the mercenaries rather than the rather entertaining messianic wannabe drug lord played by Tom Noonan if you think that s an unrealistic concept for a character google Adolfo Costanzo who becomes the brain in Robocop 2, before the evil sexy psychiatrist lady overseeing the project installs her own personality in the titular combat cyborg here she s called Margaret Love but the film renamed her to Juliette Faxx Which reminds me Miller s abundant psychological issues with women which become and on display the longer his career proceeds is a long running joke in the comic book fan subculture, and they are a source of even unintentional humour here which actually provide laughs than the parts that were supposed to be funny There s first the evil psychiatrist lady being even demonized and oversexualized at the same time than in the film, then there s how Anne Lewis ends up with half her clothing torn off in pretty much every major action scene she s in.It s not a total waste There is some interesting worldbuilding about the universe of the Robocop setting with details about what its future society looks like, which means the setting is fleshed out , and a handful of pretty inventive action scenes that I wager were just too expensive as written to film though the climactic duel between Robocop and his supposed replacement isn t as memorable as that in the movie either which I guess is where most of the budget went.Of course it should be mentioned that I find Frank Miller s output pretty hit and miss, and I read him as much for his unique expressionistic and stark art style which elevates often mediocre storylines to something interesting in terms of visual storytelling Maybe I d have liked this if Miller had illustrated this himself The art here is done by a bloke named Juan Jos Ryp whose drawing might be technically competent but lacks much in the way of personality, almost the polar opposite of Frank Miller s own.Now, a comic book version of William Gibson s Alien 3 that I d like to read


  9. says:

    Being quite the fan of 1980s dystopian science fiction, as well as having a morbid curiosity about what if s of show business I eventually had to read this adaptation of comics legend Frank Miller s unfilmed script for Robocop 2 It also helped that I had diligently read the columns for Comic Book Resources done by the actual writer of the volume, one Steven Grant, about the history of the comics industry in his own experience starting in the 1970s and Grant s musings about how they reflected the broader society around it.To be honest, it s something of a half truth to say that Frank Miller s Robocop 2 script went unfilmed Rather, it looks like Orion Pictures split the script into two halves The storyline about Omni Consumer Products burdening Robocop with a bunch of new directives to make him obedient and preparing a new improved Robocop with a controllable personality and a brain from a psychotic mass murderer became Robocop 2 The other half of the plot about OCP bringing in private mercenaries as scabs during the police strike apparently ended up as the premise of Robocop 3 , which I have yet to see as it s supposedly not very good.Frankly, reading this I get the impression that Orion were right to intervene even if the result still wasn t enough to fill Paul Verhoeven s biggest set of shoes The main problem I had with the finished film was that it threw around too many subplots and new ideas without doing much to resolve them, and this comic which is as close to Miller s original version as possible is even worse on that count The half baked subplot about Robocop trying to re unite with his estranged family who only remember him as Patrolman Alex Murphy, Deceased, gets even less time here Then there s ones I mentioned above and a bunch of new ones like OCP trying to frame Robocop for murder, which is left hanging and unresolved I guess clearing his name was what Miller hoped would be the focus for Robocop 3 Maybe it s that Frank Miller plays things a lot straighter than either Verhoeven or the resulting sequel, with less outright political satire and polemical exaggeration for its own sake Miller s own humour here I find a step down already for what he was doing in The Dark Knight Returns The truly deranged and over the top parts aren t anywhere as memorable either, like here it s one of the mercenaries rather than the rather entertaining messianic wannabe drug lord played by Tom Noonan if you think that s an unrealistic concept for a character google Adolfo Costanzo who becomes the brain in Robocop 2, before the evil sexy psychiatrist lady overseeing the project installs her own personality in the titular combat cyborg here she s called Margaret Love but the film renamed her to Juliette Faxx Which reminds me Miller s abundant psychological issues with women which become and on display the longer his career proceeds is a long running joke in the comic book fan subculture, and they are a source of even unintentional humour here which actually provide laughs than the parts that were supposed to be funny There s first the evil psychiatrist lady being even demonized and oversexualized at the same time than in the film, then there s how Anne Lewis ends up with half her clothing torn off in pretty much every major action scene she s in.It s not a total waste There is some interesting worldbuilding about the universe of the Robocop setting with details about what its future society looks like, which means the setting is fleshed out , and a handful of pretty inventive action scenes that I wager were just too expensive as written to film though the climactic duel between Robocop and his supposed replacement isn t as memorable as that in the movie either which I guess is where most of the budget went.Of course it should be mentioned that I find Frank Miller s output pretty hit and miss, and I read him as much for his unique expressionistic and stark art style which elevates often mediocre storylines to something interesting in terms of visual storytelling Maybe I d have liked this if Miller had illustrated this himself The art here is done by a bloke named Juan Jos Ryp whose drawing might be technically competent but lacks much in the way of personality, almost the polar opposite of Frank Miller s own.Now, a comic book version of William Gibson s Alien 3 that I d like to read


  10. says:

    Being quite the fan of 1980s dystopian science fiction, as well as having a morbid curiosity about what if s of show business I eventually had to read this adaptation of comics legend Frank Miller s unfilmed script for Robocop 2 It also helped that I had diligently read the columns for Comic Book Resources done by the actual writer of the volume, one Steven Grant, about the history of the comics industry in his own experience starting in the 1970s and Grant s musings about how they reflected the broader society around it.To be honest, it s something of a half truth to say that Frank Miller s Robocop 2 script went unfilmed Rather, it looks like Orion Pictures split the script into two halves The storyline about Omni Consumer Products burdening Robocop with a bunch of new directives to make him obedient and preparing a new improved Robocop with a controllable personality and a brain from a psychotic mass murderer became Robocop 2 The other half of the plot about OCP bringing in private mercenaries as scabs during the police strike apparently ended up as the premise of Robocop 3 , which I have yet to see as it s supposedly not very good.Frankly, reading this I get the impression that Orion were right to intervene even if the result still wasn t enough to fill Paul Verhoeven s biggest set of shoes The main problem I had with the finished film was that it threw around too many subplots and new ideas without doing much to resolve them, and this comic which is as close to Miller s original version as possible is even worse on that count The half baked subplot about Robocop trying to re unite with his estranged family who only remember him as Patrolman Alex Murphy, Deceased, gets even less time here Then there s ones I mentioned above and a bunch of new ones like OCP trying to frame Robocop for murder, which is left hanging and unresolved I guess clearing his name was what Miller hoped would be the focus for Robocop 3 Maybe it s that Frank Miller plays things a lot straighter than either Verhoeven or the resulting sequel, with less outright political satire and polemical exaggeration for its own sake Miller s own humour here I find a step down already for what he was doing in The Dark Knight Returns The truly deranged and over the top parts aren t anywhere as memorable either, like here it s one of the mercenaries rather than the rather entertaining messianic wannabe drug lord played by Tom Noonan if you think that s an unrealistic concept for a character google Adolfo Costanzo who becomes the brain in Robocop 2, before the evil sexy psychiatrist lady overseeing the project installs her own personality in the titular combat cyborg here she s called Margaret Love but the film renamed her to Juliette Faxx Which reminds me Miller s abundant psychological issues with women which become and on display the longer his career proceeds is a long running joke in the comic book fan subculture, and they are a source of even unintentional humour here which actually provide laughs than the parts that were supposed to be funny There s first the evil psychiatrist lady being even demonized and oversexualized at the same time than in the film, then there s how Anne Lewis ends up with half her clothing torn off in pretty much every major action scene she s in.It s not a total waste There is some interesting worldbuilding about the universe of the Robocop setting with details about what its future society looks like, which means the setting is fleshed out , and a handful of pretty inventive action scenes that I wager were just too expensive as written to film though the climactic duel between Robocop and his supposed replacement isn t as memorable as that in the movie either which I guess is where most of the budget went.Of course it should be mentioned that I find Frank Miller s output pretty hit and miss, and I read him as much for his unique expressionistic and stark art style which elevates often mediocre storylines to something interesting in terms of visual storytelling Maybe I d have liked this if Miller had illustrated this himself The art here is done by a bloke named Juan Jos Ryp whose drawing might be technically competent but lacks much in the way of personality, almost the polar opposite of Frank Miller s own.Now, a comic book version of William Gibson s Alien 3 that I d like to read