One last ridiculous Valentines offering:
The kids have been asking to see the Robocop remake. Their father and I offered somewhat facetiously that maybe they should see the 1987 version first. They rejected this idea....because we suggested it, no doubt.
I suspect that both movies are basically inappropriate for middle and lower school boys... But the previews are filled with many enticing explosions and gunfire...and a guy wearing a suit with most of his face covered, which is somehow an endlessly compelling feature for our sons.
I'm not sure really why a combination of Robocops 1987 and 2014 seemed appropriate to me for Valentines day. It was probably just perversity born of staying home for most of the week with a whining, feverish seven year old boy.
I did think it was best to leave it ambiguous as to whether it is a hand-off, a confrontation or a burgeoning cyborg romance. The kids, needless to say, were unimpressed.