RoboCop – Movie Review

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Remakes and reboots are everywhere! Will the new Robocop be as good as the recent Dredd 3D, or do we have a Clash of the Titans on our hands? Hit the jump to watch my review…

Official Synopsis: In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy – a loving husband, father and good cop – is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Review Summary: It used to be considered a daring move to remake a film that’s beloved by countless hoards, but Hollywood has made such a common practice of it that nothing is surprising anymore. I fully expect a remake of Jaws at some point. Gratefully, this 2014 version of Robocop is made with more effort and focus than the majority of them, and is surprisingly much better than it could’ve been. Still, the elongated training period, and wooden lead performance drag the film down. But the worst aspect of the film is most certainly the cookie-cutter villains, who fail to provide our lead with a convincing antagonist. Nevertheless, the movie entertains with great performances from Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and Abbie Cornish. Plus, you’ve gotta admit it’s fun to see RoboCop shooting stuff up.

Grade: B-

Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed by: José Padilha
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of action including frenetic gun violence throughout, brief strong language, sensuality and some drug material
Run Time: 108 min

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