ROBOCOP 3 presents Detroit as a crime-ridden war zone, and a large, ruthless corporation called OCP owns most of the city. Because the people are an obstacle to the OCP, most of them are eliminated. One little girl, just put to bed by her father, is reassured that she is safe in her home when a wrecking ball crashes through the wall of her bedroom. The family flees, but later, the little girl is separated from her family. Robocop is called by the OCP to chase the resistors. Soon, Robocop develops a moral conscience and takes up the cause of the people against the OCP.
The movie presents a startling view of the future, and the viewer is lead to believe that it is easy for a powerful group to suppress the masses and achieve their goals by creating politically correct lies about their opposition. The plan backfires and the gray version of good triumphs over the disguised version of evil. The film presents a blurred line between right and wrong and makes it hard for the most discerning viewer to understand the truth of the ensuing battle. Robocop is portrayed as a modern day “Superman,” but sadly, his character appeals to many young children who will find it difficult to distinguish fantasy from reality. ROBOCOP 3 may be depressing to even the most seasoned viewers, but it definitely is not for children.
(H, L, VV, M) This humanistic movie presents a blurred line between right and wrong and has: 7 obscenities; frequent shootings with people killed (though not graphic) & a little girl constantly put in jeopardy; and, a horrifying though boring view of the future.