RoboCop is not a great movie, but it's one of the most important action films of the 1980s. Paul Verhoeven's original movie in Hollywood is still a classic and entertaining action film of the 1980s. It also features one of the most intelligent, but blunt, satires of that era. Robocop could have been viewed as an action film in my youth, but its true value has grown over the years. (click here) It may look like an action film, which is exactly what we like, but underneath it's where Paul Verhoeven’s great work shines through. Sometimes, I feel like shaming my younger self for not seeing any of this. Robocop was a great help in getting me used to seeing graphic violence, which may have been the reason I've come this far.