This has been pretty much everywhere lately, and I’m fine with it because it’s funny rather than tragic (well, maybe it is tragic). But as it stands, it looks like Detroit is going to get this:
Here’s the catch, though… Robocop was not filmed in Detroit (there are only aerial shots). It takes place in a future hell-hole version of this, um, hell-hole. The Coinkydink Or Coinkydonk comes into play because half of the funding for the strange project ($25,000 of the necessary $50,000) came from a donor out of state. So a movie about Detroit that wasn’t filmed in Detroit is getting a statue in Detroit funded mostly by someone not from Detroit.
To borrow from another 80’s film – if you build it, they will come. I guess. But why quit there?
Here are some other cops that should be memorialized in statue form because their movies took place AND were filmed in Detroit (at least more than aerial shots):
- Nick Tellis (Jason Patric)
- Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy)
- Action Jackson (Carl Weathers)