What if RoboCop and Kindergarten Cop were fused into one movie character? What would the result be? The above make-believe trailer, in which YouTuber Grecofabulous mashes up elements from both movies, giving an inkling as to what such a melding of those two Hollywood cop characters might yield.
And with Hollywood and sequels and spinoffs (think Alien vs Predator, aka AVP) anything imaginable is possible, especially when the tease of box-office success is not far off. The above trailer also reminds me of how engaging Robocop, the culturally critical, futuristic action flick, made in 1987 and starring Peter Weller, is. It reminds me that I must watch it again.
But I am also reminded of just how ridiculously funny (in a so-bad-it's-good way) Kindergarten Cop is - a movie that I already own since I bought it used on VHS for a few dollars years ago at Amoeba. One of the great things about the 1990 "comedy" that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as John Kimble, is that it is just chock-a-block with Arnold soundbites that were so popular as samples a few years back with soundboard prank-callers ("Who is your daddy and what does he do?" "I'm a cop, you idiot!" "Shut Up!" "Stop it!" etc. etc.) as evidenced in the clip below.
But perhaps more surreal than all of this Hollywood make-believe is the reality - something that I personally choose to block out of my mind at times - that this guy (Arnold) is the current Governor of California. Yikes! To me this fact is even more surreal than a Kindergarten Robocop movie!
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