Film Review: “Robocop” (2014)

Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Earle Haley

Directed by: Jose Padilha

Today, I decided to go hit the movie theaters for something to do and I finally gotten around to checking out the new “Robocop” film… here is my review:

Plot/synopsis: In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop – is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

I wanted to see this film ’cause like most movie fans, I am a huge fan of the original 1987 “Robocop” film directed by Paul Verhoeven. The original film is an important classic and it’s a film I will always love.

I was pretty surprised of the new “Robocop” film that came out this year. The film got mixed reviews and I couldn’t understand why. The film had a “plot” and a good one. I thought the film was well-written and the story explained the whole man-in-machine plot pretty well. This movie explained so much that the original film didn’t. In this film, Robocop had a little more personality and he was more human than the Peter Weller version. Don’t get me wrong, this film will never top the original but I appreciated the new film for what it was.

The casting was pretty strong in this movie and was well-acted by everyone. It was amazing to see Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton play in the same movie together. Both actors have one thing in common. What are they? Both of them starred in Batman films. Sam L. Jackson and Jackie Earle Haley were great too. It’s nice to finally see a movie with Jackie Earle Haley in it in which he’s not wearing make up or costumes.

I thought the visuals and special effects in this movie was pretty impressive. The action scenes and violence was a blast to watch too. I’m also happy that they kept the original “Robocop” theme that opened the movie, that was awesome! While this film isn’t a straight-up remake from the original, there are still going to be a lot of similarities from the original, though. The story was original and something different.

I thought the star who played Robocop, Joel Kinnaman made a great Robocop. He looked a lot like Peter Weller’s Robocop.

With all that being said, I thought this was a badass movie. I liked it a lot. This is the kind of film that doesn’t deserve the negative criticism. I didn’t find anything wrong with it. You should definitely check this film out yourself if you’re a Robocop fan. It’s recommended for new fans too.

Two thumbs up.


2 thoughts on “Film Review: “Robocop” (2014)”

  1. Reblogged this on It's Hemlock Time and commented:
    I completely agree with this review. People have been so conditioned to just crave for special effects and action in expense of a good plot. I also felt this was a set up for a nice trilogy, and I hope there will be.

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