The original version of Robocop hilariously satirizes TV news and television commercials. Sure, a movie made in the 80’s is bound to get a couple things wrong, but overall it captures the shallowness of modern culture excellently. Years on our culture still too often feels like an 80’s action movie.
One of the general plot points in the science fiction movie Robocop is that a military industrial corporation is trying to take over the police force of Detroit. Knowing now how are police have often been militarized, thanks in part to the military industrial complex, a good deal of this movie is still more relevant than one would hope it would be.