I’m a big fan of the original RoboCop (1987; my comments), so I must say I get a kick out of this plot synopsis set to rap music — or, rather, to a rap-ified version of Basil Poledouris‘s original score (warning: the violence and profanity remain R-rated):
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Two quick comments, if I may:
First, the silent-movie bit at the end is just goofy, and completely unexpected. I love it.
Second, I marvel at how casually the rapper says the villain, Clarence Boddicker, is popping a “DVD” into the player, around the 5:00 mark. DVDs did not exist when this film came out; indeed, they would not be put on the market for another decade. What’s more, CDs were still something of a rarity at this time; I lived in a small college dorm with about 50 other guys when this movie came out, and only one of us — maybe two, I’m not quite sure — had a CD player. It was, in fact, because of my exposure to this guy’s CD player that I made a point of buying one for myself after the term was over and I had come home. (It cost about $350, as I recall — about the price of a Blu-Ray player today.) So when this film came out, the mere fact of playing something on a disc rather than a tape was still right there on the cutting edge — and the thought of playing a video off of one of these small compact discs was pure science fiction. And, well, look where we are now.
Now I just need to figure out how to get data from a computer by stabbing it with one of those spikes. Then again, USB plugs are smaller and less likely to poke out an eye. Never mind.