In 1987, Peter Weller played the original Robocop, a policeman who is rebuilt using technology that still doesn't exist in the real world. Kevin James played Paul Blart, a mall cop who uses a Segway to navigate his way through an exciting and humorous caper. Both of these cop-films tell the story of good guys challenged by over-the-top odds in outlandish situations. Actually, this may be the most appropriate mash-up of them all.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop - 91 min. Rated PG
Paul Blart is a mild-mannered, dutiful family man who works as a security guard in a New Jersey mall. He has applied to become a cop for years, but he always fails the physical exam because he is overweight. One day, a gang of organized criminals put the mall under siege and take hostages. Untrained, unarmed and a super-size target, Blart has to become a real cop to save the day.
Robocop (1987)- 103 min. Rated R Also on Blu-Ray
RoboCop is designed to stop a crimewave which is spreading all across America. The cyborg, created from the body of a slain Detroit police officer, is programmed to serve the public trust, uphold the law and protect the innocent. All goes well at first and Robocop stops every sleaze ball he encounters, but there are forces which will stop at nothing to see him eliminated.
Robocop (2014) - 120 min. Rated PG-13
The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. When Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father, and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing. There is still a man inside the machine, pursuing justice.