Genre: Action/Adventure, drama, & Sci-Fi
Where I Got It: On Netflix
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 - 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 to build 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.
It has been many years since I watched the 1980s version. I remember only a little bit of film. I'll have to re-watch it, so I can compare to this version.
I do remember the effects were crap compared to this version (of course...2014 compared to the '80s). I must give lots of kuddos to the makers of this film for the amazing effects and the awesome scenes with RoboCop kicking ass and taking names. Fantastic. I especially loved the battle with the huge security robots. I was soooo nervous for him, but it was awesome how the fight ended. I cannot say how he bested the security robots, but it was nice and it made me smile.
Now....the acting.....it was okay. The main guy was alright, but I felt when he was trying to show emotion (especially before he became a robot) was forced. I feel that they may have filmed the "non feeling robot" scenes before the "feeling robot" or the "human" scenes. He was awesome at no emotion. It was kind of scary how good he was at it. I hope he isn't like that in real life.
Gah! I felt so bad for his wife and kid....they suffered horribly with him being on the streets and being a robot under someone's control. So crappy...if I was his wife I would demand they turn him off. I could not live that way. I rather him dead. I need to feel loved...and even with him having some sort of feelings as a robot, it cannot compare to 100% human feelings. There will always be a part of him that she can never reach (like doing the nasty...nope...never happening again).
LOVED, LOVED Samuel L. Jackson. Whenever he pops up in these nerdy films, he always makes me smile.
The rest of the crew was meh. Like the main baddie. Which is odd, because I have seen him in other films and I have liked him. Not his best AT all.
The film did seem to drag on near the beginning, but once THE event happens then it got better.
I always have to laugh and roll my eyes when a movie is set in Detroit due to the crime and poverty issues. I really wish Detroit had a RoboCop....that would be nice. Clean it up and bring it back to its former glory.
I usually ignore or don't mention other reviews/ratings about movies and books, but I do have to question why this received such low ratings. I thought it was pretty good! Was it the best movie ever? No. It was a nice Sci-Fi action flick for a lazy night. It had drama, fight scenes, robots, and a controversial issue at play throughout the film. I read some of the reviews and I think people are expecting TOO much out of a film like this. It is a nerdy type film that is action-y. I think people are too much in love with the old film to give this a chance. Boyfriend liked this film a lot and he is the reason that I actually watched it.
This was a fun ride. I really need to re-watch the old film. It has been EONS since I watched that. From what I remember, this is a good remake of the old film. Way better effects. Some of the acting was MEH, but some of the actors did a good job like the always fabulous SLJ. Love him. I totally recommend this movie for those in the need of a Sci-Fi with some kickass action! Out of five stars, I stamp this with 4. It's more like 3.5, but I rounded.
Favorite Character(s): The wife, Pat (even tho I did not like his character, I love the actor and he did awesome - like normal), and Tom (he made me laugh)
Not-so Favorite Character(s): The main baddy & Chief Karen Dean (I wanted to punch her)