I get the impression from the commercials that they just remade Robocop so that they could paint him black. At least the remake is rated PG-13. That's good for children everywhere.

True story: I remember that despite my appeals, my parents would not let me go see the R-rated Robocop in theaters when it came out in 1987. I was only 11 at the time, and my parents thought it was too violent for me. (To be fair, it is a terribly violent movie for a mainstream action film.)

Because I couldn't see the movie in theaters, I bought the black and white Marvel comic book adaptation. Assuming it was exactly the same story, I tried to avoid ridicule by bluffing my friends about having seen it. Given that some of my friends had less discriminating parents, my lie was soon discovered, and I was rightfully ridiculed.

Kids today don't know how easy they've got it.

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To be continued...