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RoboCop vs. Terminator

Mark Ellis goes full robot wars as he examines Paul Verhoeven's ultraviolent black comedy and James Cameron's groundbreaking time-travel actioner to determine who is the last bot standing.

by | June 25, 2021 | Comments

Ah, the 1980s: A decade of big hair, shoulder pads, heavy synths, and multiple violent robots and androids. Two stood out from the pack though – Robocop and Terminator – and in our latest episode of Vs. we’re going full robot wars, pitting Paul Verhoeven’s ultraviolent black comedy against James Cameron’s groundbreaking and grungy time-travel actioner. Host Mark Ellis (who comes with zero robot parts), will compare the two original films across multiple criteria including box office performance, Tomatometer and Audience Score, the quality of their characters, and more. Who will be the last bot standing? Tune in to find out.


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