RoboCop (2014)

By on November 26, 2013
RoboCop (2014)


Run time: 121 min
Rating: 0.0
Genres: Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
Director: José Padilha
Writers: Joshua Zetumer, Edward Neumeier
Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Douglas Urbanski, Abbie Cornish
Trivia: Miguel Ferrer, Vallon in this reboot, was also in the original RoboCop as OCP Executive Robert Morton. He gave the order to remove Murphy’s other arm. See more »

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – 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. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Plot Keywords: cyborg, robocop, remake, crime fighter, gun
Country: USA
Release Date: 12 February 2014 (USA)
Box Office
Budget: $100,000,000 (estimated)
The original 1987 Robocop trailer:

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  1. vivolatino

    February 16, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    VivoLatino @ the movies with a review for Robocop (2014).

    This reboot features a talented cast including Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish and starring Joel Kinnaman as Alex Murphy/Robocop. For those of you who are fans of the original Robocop (1987) with Peter Weller and Nancy Allen, you will be disappointed with this new version. The 2014 version feels by the book. It has cool special effects, lots of robots and action, but it’s not fun to watch like the original. The problem maybe that it’s too serious similar to the Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The movies takes itself too seriously and dark. The PG-13 rating didn’t help make this movie more daring or risque. In another word, no new grounds broken here.

    It’s the same story where Alex Murphy is killed in the line of duty and is remade as Robocop. To connect with the original fans, the filmmakers included some updated lines and Robocop designs from the 1987 film. Basil Poledouris’ Robocop theme is probably the highlight of the film and that’s not used much. The score by Pedro Bromfman sounds generic like other Hans Zimmer-like action score. Another change from the original is Robocop now has a motorcycle instead of a squad car. While this provides for some nice camera mounted on the bike shots, it ends up looking like the Dark Knight and his Batpod.

    The best scenes from the movie are between Alex Murphy and his family. They are touching and the chemistry between Joel Kinnaman and Abbie Cornish work well. In the 2014 version, the doctor plays a larger role in the storyline. Dr. Norton (Oldman) provides the duality between right and wrong. The movie subplot is about the Doctor’s plight between doing what’s right vs. greed. It asks the familiar question regarding scientists’ oath to the greater good vs the need of one or few.

    This movie will do well in the international box office and warrant a sequel if not a trilogy. Hopefully part 2 is better now that the origin story is done.

    ** stars out of 4
    – Go see this only if you like loud action movie on the big screen

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