Written February 13, 2015
It's a decent movie. Not bad, not good, but I think it's worth to check out to compare to the original. Basically same premise except Murphy has a male partner whereas the original had a female partner. The 2014 Robocop is sleeker, slimmer, & faster. I would see this again because it seemed the pre-screening was in standard definition.
Written February 14, 2014
It was good to see the transition from person to robocop, though he wasnt that injured to be left with the organs he was left with. You will ask what is the point of Morgan Freeman, annoying and explaining the movie wasnt necessary.
The fantasy concerning politicians, they seem to be honest and want to do what the public wants, as opposed to what they do automatically, do what the corporations want, so it would be easy for a company like Omni to get its laws passed with no problem in current times. Overall was decent to watch.
Written February 13, 2014
I thought it was very juvenile,..My 14 y/o thought it was great. I resent having to wait till 6:45 for the 6:20 movie to start because of the insane amount of trailers,..
Written February 16, 2014
As a regular, female-type movie-goer, I couldn't disagree with all these high-falutin' critics more - when I go to see a movie, I want to be ENTERTAINED, and this movie definitely was entertaining. The most memorable part of the first Robocop was the emotional struggle that Murphy went through as he tried to reestablish contact with his humanity and his past-that is what stuck in your mind afterwards. And that was successfully carried out again in this movie but with just enough of a difference to make it interesting again. I thought the lead actor, Joel Kinnaman, did an excellent job in portraying the horror of seeing what the medical staff had done to him, his struggle to adapt to his new circumstances and his ultimate fight, again, to re-embrace his humanity and his family. As a nurse, I was poignantly reminded of working with young spinal cord victims, particularly quadriplegics, suddenly robbed of their bodies as they used to know them. Gary Oldman was marvelous too.Go see it.
Written February 13, 2014
I liked this movie because it honored the original film which I totally loved. It has a slightly different twist to the original premise and indeed even expands upon the original themes of the consequences of medical high-tech and the question of the human soul. It even paid homage to some of the great lines from the original franchise such as "I'd buy that for a dollar!" and "Dead or Alive, You are coming with me!!" The great stars Samuel Jackson, Gary Oldman, and Michael Keaton all have interesting characters who are the principal participants of this movie's moral questions. Sam Jackson plays the national reporter/commentator who is named Novak and may or may not be modeled after the late Robert Novak, as I will let each viewer decide for themselves. There is an abundance of action and video game-like action to satisfy the heartiest millenial's appetite for shoot'em up sights and sounds. Because it is a remake I give it a GO rating not a MUST GO!