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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.

Kev

Cool Video: “Robocop” remake actually looks pretty awesome!!!

MGM released the first trailer for the “Robocop” remake and I’m actually kind of impressed with it! I was skeptical of the remake but now that I’ve seen the trailer, I guess I’ll have a positive opinion for it. Joel Kinnaman is the new Robocop. The film also stars Sam L. Jackson and Gary Oldman. I like the new Robocop armor as well.

While the remake does look like a good one, it still won’t top the original with Peter Weller. The original is an essential classic. The original is one of my favorite films of all time.

Kev

Report: Original Robocop actor, Peter Weller, joins the cast of “Star Trek” sequel…

The casting for JJ Abrams, “Star Trek” sequel just got even more interesting! First Benicio Del Torro and actress, Alice Eve are both in talks of starring. Here’s the next surprising casting. I’m sure you’ve all seen the Paul Verhoeven epic sci-fi action flick, “Robocop”, starring Peter Weller. Well Peter just got casted for an un-named role in JJ’s “Star Trek” sequel. They don’t even say whether he’s playing a villain or a hero.

More on the story, here.

Nice! I loved the first, Robocop, movie. Just so you know, Peter has never retired from acting, he’s still working after all this time. He’s just been doing other movies and TV shows over the years. I remember seeing Peter in a role for “Dexter – Season 5”, he was a character named, Stan Liddy.

As for what character that Peter could be playing in “Star Trek”, my guess is that it could be, John Frederick Paxton, in which he played for in two episodes of the TV show, “Star Trek: Enterprise”.

Kev

Report: New “Robocop” movie promises to be R rated…

With the likes of “Die Hard 4”, “Terminator: Salvation”, and “Beverly Hills Cop 4” all being rated PG-13, the producer of the new Robocop film promises the film will be rated R. That means the film will still have it’s violent content and lots of profanity. While the first two Robocop films were rated R, the third one in the trilogy was PG-13.

Remember, this new Robocop film is not another sequel, it’s a “reboot” which means starting over again.

MTV Movies Blog reports:

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/07/29/robocop-reboot-to-be-rated-r-producer-promises/

Very cool, so glad they are considering an R rating, to be an adult oriented Robocop film instead of a family friendly one. That’s the way Robocop should be.

Kev

Report: New “Robocop” movie promises to be R rated…

With the likes of “Die Hard 4”, “Terminator: Salvation”, and “Beverly Hills Cop 4” all being rated PG-13, the producer of the new Robocop film promises the film will be rated R. That means the film will still have it’s violent content and lots of profanity. While the first two Robocop films were rated R, the third one in the trilogy was PG-13.

Remember, this new Robocop film is not another sequel, it’s a “reboot” which means starting over again.

MTV Movies Blog reports:

http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/07/29/robocop-reboot-to-be-rated-r-producer-promises/

Very cool, so glad they are considering an R rating, to be an adult oriented Robocop film instead of a family friendly one. That’s the way Robocop should be.

Kev

Report: MGM confirms “Robocop” reboot…

MGM studios has just greenlighted to reboot the “Robocop” franchise. Rumours been going strong for a long while that this was a “Robocop” remake. Film maker Darren Aronofsky confirmed it wasn’t a remake, it is actually another sequel, more rumours started that it’s “Robocop 4”.

Turns out that wasn’t true either. The Robocop films are starting over again just like the Batman and James Bond movies are starting over again. Aronofsky has just signed on to direct the reboot of “Robocop”, remember there is a difference between “remake” and “reboot”.

Film makers are keeping the synopsis under wraps but they are taking the new franchise into a different direction. MGM aims for a 2010 release of the first “Robocop” film.

Variety reports:

http://www.variety.com/VR1117989455.html

Hope they pick a good actor for Robocop. I still say it should be Peter Weller! Bring him on!

Kev

Report: Robocop 4 coming? It’s no remake…

Rumours been going strong for a long while that a “Robocop” remake is in the works. Turns out, it’s not true. Film director Darren Aronofsky, confirmed it’s actually another sequel to add another film to the Robocop trilogy. Does this actually mean a “Robocop 4” is coming?

Bloody Disgusting reports:

http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/12913

This is pretty sweet news. I’m glad it’s not a remake and it’s actually another sequel!

Since Indiana Jones and Rambo returns were such a hit, why not bring back Peter Weller as Robocop? That be fuckin’ sweet!

Kev