ROBOCOP TO JESUS?
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002
From: Dominique Dumas
I think you push a little when you compare Robocop to Jesus... Superman was easier to link to him... But come on, you'll soon link Jar Jar Binx to Jesus!!! That was one of the most violent movie I've ever seen, even many years later! And I'm somebody who's very tolerent to violence... I'm not christian, nor anything linked to a religion, I've been raised in a catholic environnement and just like for Robocop, some of your bible images you find in movies are really pushing far... I'm sure the directors are going to your site, look at your review and are rolling on the floor laughing with what you found!
Response: This connection was not my original idea. It came from the director himself in an interview that appeared in the Calendar section of the LA Times. -David
Subject: Robo Cop
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001
From: "Can Nakkas"
Just a few thoughts on the RoboCop-Christ comparison:
1) According to the Mediabreak clip in the beginning, 31 cops were murdered, then the severely wounded Fredrickson dies, too. So when Murphy dies that makes him victim number 33. Christ was 33 when he was crucified (at least according to Christian lore). And just like Christ was resurrected, Murphy comes back to life as RoboCop.
2) If you look at Murphy's first name, it's Alex. One could interpret this as a Greek-Roman composite , a-lex, i.e. "no law". Christ came to liberate us from the law (cf. Letter to the Romans).
ROBO COP GUNS
August 7, 1999.
I am interested in 50 cal firearms. A friend mentioned a "Pulsa" or "Pulza", sounds like, the spelling is a guess, that was used in the movie "Robo Cop." Can you help me with a list of firearms used in the movie?
COMPARISONS AND PAUL VEROEVEN
July 30, 1999
hello, hi discovered your site while doing some late-night web surfing. i found the "comparisons" interesting between Superman and Jesus. having recently listened to Paul Verhoeven's commentary and viewed the film countless times, i saw the connection between Robo and Christ. it's amazing how one story can inspire dozens of films and series. isn't it odd, that once the sequels began for these two films, the qualiy went downhill (with the exception of Superman II- which is on par with the original in my view).
i look forward to reading more of your page's content. i have no affiliation with any religious group or denomination, but i find the subject very interesting. especially when the art of filmmaking is involved.
MORE ROBO COP MOVIES
Feb 22 1999,
I think you should make more Robo Cop Moives.