July 17 in Sci-Fi History: RoboCop Turns 30

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Jul 17, 2017

Hold on to your reboots, team. Today is the 30th anniversary of the premiere of Robocop.

Robocop was made for $13 million. Let’s all take that in for a moment.

Since then, it has spawned … a lot of sequels and spinoffs and cartoons and short-lived television shows. There are people who are CRAZY about this movie. It's unpopular to hate it. And we can sort of see why. Some parts of it are amazing.

The dialogue is terrible. And ladies are, y'know, treated like ladies were treated in action movies in the '80s.

And then … this.

It's not ... we sort of don't get it. Listen, we love it when you tell us we're wrong (that's true, it's fun) in the comments section, so get in there. We're totally willing to be wrong about RoboCop. Anyone want to take a stab at it? Your move, creep.

However! We are gonna go ahead and say we don't have to like Multiplicity, which premiered on this day in 1996. Michael Keaton is brilliant and Andie MacDowell is not, so the movie's kind of a mixed bag. (The trailer, however, is the trailerest trailer we've ever seen):

Tomorrow: Aliens!

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