I totally saw the beginning when Peter Weller gets shot up when I was a child and it haunted me for years. The funny thing is, I've heard from other people that this exact thing happened to them including Brad. It's probably only a minority in the grand scheme of things but I'd still like to know the numbers!
I watched action movies way too young as a kid but I remember the toxic waste scene scaring me a bit when I first say it but that was it. Keep in mind that I was watching uncut R-rated action movies since I was 6 or so. Lethal Weapon 3 and Demolition Man were practically on constant repeat in my house when I was a kid because that's what I wanted to watch. Yeah, my parents raised me right goddammit! I still love those movies, along with most other action movies to this day.
Murphy's death didn't scar me on the level of causing me nightmares, but I did remember it vividly afterwards. The part in Robocop 2 where he's torn to pieces and twitching on the ground was more scary to me back then for some reason.
I'd watch a Film&40s of Robocop 1 and 2...and maybe 3, though they'd have to get really drunk to tolerate that.
Totally, mainly because I had only seen the gunning-down scene, completely out of context. It wouldn't have been nearly as bad if I had seen the whole movie (although I can't imagine I would have understood the satire, so maybe it would have fucked me up worse, haha). It never gave me nightmares or anything, but I remember being vaguely nauseated by it all, and the image stuck with me pretty hard.
Looking back, it was only a scant few years later that I had gone full horror nerd and lived for OTT gory kills in my movies. How quickly we change!
As a 5-6 year old, Robocop was the perfect piece of media for me -- I thought it was rad front to back. Watching the shoot out scene and the "I just completely melted unto your car" scene today actually make me queasy. 6 year old version of me was way more legit than I am.
I still haven't seen RoboCop and it seems wild to me not that most people have seen it but that you all apparently saw it as children. But who am I to judge?
It's crazy in hindsight, for sure. Marketing was bizarre at the time... it seemed like the more violent the film, the more toys and kids' merch came out for it. I can't even tell you how many Terminator 2 and Aliens toys I had back then. Admittedly, T2 was fairly tame by comparison, but still.
Hell, RoboCop 3 literally was a kids' movie, which was even weirder. Also might be why so many of us saw RoboCop 1 and/or 2. I wonder how many kids saw Toxic Crusaders and were then horribly traumatized (Troma-tized?) by Toxic Avenger? Haha.
Maybe? I spent a summer as kid at my aunt's house oversea and the only english vhs tape they had was Robocop and Robocop 3. To say at least I watched it so much I was memorizing lines from the movies. I always thought ED-209 was cool and it's the reason I got into Battletech and cyborgs in general. Robocop's drug cartel assault was in my opinion one of the best shoot out scenes as a kid above Predator's cartel assault. He was basically a walking tank. Also the music was so awesome in Robocop. I liked evened both the live action show and cartoon show, which I watched every morning at 6 am before school. I turned out alright? Right? I'm going to watch Robocop now.
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