not so bad

By bwaterbury
Written February 15, 2014
For a remake this is quite tolerable Joel Kinnaman from The Killing makes a fairly interesting detective, but is very believable when woken up as the cyborg. Updates were good, and plot holes were filed from the original. The back story, you still hate OCP in Detroit, Michael Keaton as the president of the corporation and all of its employees are despicable, as for Gary Oldman the brilliant but morally struggling scientist wants to redeem himself and the program, puts in, as always, a marvelous performance . However the Bill O'reilly clone and his crazy idea of what America is all about, played by Sam Jackson, well you just want to hate him from the very beginning. Do I smell sequel, of course.
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Just Right

By Keli_G
Written February 15, 2014
This remake does justice to the original. Just the right length for the movie. Each character's role and the actors portrayals fit quite perfectly. Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and that damn Samuel L. Jackson. Excellent. I say go see it and enjoy. Don't judge. Don't go looking to compare to the original version. Just go see it. My girl wanted to go see this on Valentine's Day. She enjoyed it just as I did.
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Really liked it

By petabytes
Written February 16, 2014
The only drawback is that the storyline seemed to have been condensed. The movie felt brief. Also I do like Mrs. Murphy's participation in the movie.
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It's not your 90's Robocop.

By stevenjhernandez
Written February 23, 2014
The original movie had cheesy humor, lots of action, and was full of cliches (I'd buy that for $1) and gore (the infamous, melting man gets smashed by car). This was more of a human take on the tale. The special effects gave us lots of action, but also gave us a man even further stripped of his humanity. The violence was more precise, and plot driven. The imagery was dark, cold, clinical. I love how this version as well as the 90's version dealt with corruption and bias in the media, in the corporate world, and in society in general (but in this version all that was toned down, and treated somewhat clinically). The casting was great. Keaton made a perfect CEO of cyborg security guards. Gary Oldman's character was great too, but I wish they'd gone even more Hamlet with that, your know, to be or not to be--he inward struggle to do what is right. Mrs. Robocop was gorgeous and faithful, and if my last memory as a human was his, I'd want the plug pulled too.
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A lot of special effects but...

By Jerome Istin
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...
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