Allegedly… I may have… apparently overstated my feelings, mildly, about “Robocop”‘s artistic merits yesterday, theoretically thinking that people would NOT accept it as a Movie That Everyone Should See.
I expected a much higher degree of “ROBOCOP”?? from people than I got, seeing as I wound up getting precisely NONE. I was very carefully manning the comments all day, expecting to have to “Unapprove” people calling it out as a joke… and only had to do that once.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy “Robocop” as much as the next guy, but I feel its more of a Cheesetatsic Classic than an MTESS. There were a lot of things in there I found hard to “type with a straight face”.
Apparently though, I’m the fool.
The people disagree. The write up itself was dead serious, it was the only way I could think to make it work… write it straight up and completely serious. Turns out, everyone completely accepted it into the series. In many cases, enthusiastically.
Thus, the people have spoken, and to honor everyone’s opinions - I wont edit the post to clearly mark it as a joke going forward, as I was planning to do.
“Robocop” fans have their “Robocop” MTESS.
The issue now is what I do with the series. Apparently if “Robocop” gets in with no questioning, the admission standards might be completely absent. I can’t decide where that leaves us… I’m either going to do a string of complete classics in order to raise the bar – an MTESS run of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, “Lawrence of Arabia”, “The Seventh Seal”, “Gone with the Wind”, etc… or I’m going to immediately greenlight MTESS “Rocky III” and “Point Break”.
Time will tell. Time will tell.