Written February 19, 2014
I am a huge fan of the original RoboCop movie. They didn't remake the same movie. There were some hints of the original but this is its own good movie and I really enjoyed it for what it was and didn't think of it as just a remake. If you enjoy action films with great special effects then this one's for you!
Written February 23, 2014
I was expecting either:
- a reboot (a la Star Trek)
- a true remake (where is the part about Murphy electrocuting himself to erase the directives? where are even the directives showing in the movie, which was a central point in the first story?)
- a totally different story
This movie is none of that... It navigates in between the two first options, adding some new stuff (Omnicorp? It's OCP (even if it is the same company) and sticking to the original story).
In my heart, even with less special effects, the original RoboCop is still better...
Written February 16, 2014
Yes, this is a movie filled with action and violence from curtain to curtain. If you come into the picture thinking otherwise, then you obviously can't read even the title. What makes this complete rethinking of the plot new and fresh is the author's treatment of issues like freedom vs. security and technology vs. humanity. One might be tempted to think you're being preached to, but you're not. The movie makes you think about basic issues such as conflict, diversity, self-determination, personal security, and that nasty thing called human emotion. For those well-read on the subject of killing and violence, there's also the theme of a human's inability to kill without internal conflict, and how that shapes things like war, self-defense, and the management of sociopaths among us.
If you are well-read and want to be mildly intellectually challenged, this is great light entertainment. You also will leave rethinking the U.S. approach to security and freedom both here and abroad.
Written February 16, 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.. This was the first time I had seen Joel Kinnaman as a lead actor in a movie; he did an exceptional job. The movie kept my attention through the end. I can't wait to see the next sequel. Samuel L. Jackson's role as the news anchorman was great; however, I did not like they style of his hair at all. I would recommend on toning that down.
Gary Oldman and Abbie Cornish were also great supporting actors. It will be good to see them in the next sequal.
I would not recommend this movie to children under the age of 10 because it has alot of violence, and there is a scene at the beginning that is very close to being an R rated scene.
Written February 17, 2014
Ironically, the original Robocop was on TNT last night just after seeing the new version. When I left the theater, I would have given the new Robocop movie at 7/10 and said to GO. However, after watching the original, I would suggest renting the original for 2 bucks. More action, better dialog, way better soundtrack and most importantly, much more heart. I love Joel Kinnaman, the new Robocop. If you havent watched the TV show, The Killing, I highly recommend it. It is a much better role to showcase Kinnaman's talents.