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> Verhoeven's
> sophomoric use of irony is so convoluted and overwhelming that once
> again,  Verhoeven's  lack of subtility and sadistic tendencies will
> no doubt be applauded as parody, since it boggles the mind to think
> that  Verhoeven could be as bad as his films indicate.
 
I have to agree with Christian.  When it was released, I was baffled
by Robocop, wondering whether or not it was a clever but hateful joke
on it's admiring audience, becoming what it pretended to parody.
Since then I've realised he doesn't deserve so much credit.
Brilliant marketing, bad films.
 
 
 
kevin king
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