ROBOCOP (Theatrical Release USA 2014)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.4|5.0 Stars ììì

, a remake of the original 1987 Robocop film, almost makes ‘cool’ status. The remake is better than the original, but still has its ‘laugh-out-loud, slap-yourself-in-the-forehead while asking yourself—why?’ scenes. This film examines the year 2028 when an issue arises in the United States about using non-emotional, robotic law enforcement. The issue is resolved with the singular idea that injured Detroit police officer Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) can be re-made into a robot while retaining emotional capability. Inventor Raymond Sellers (Michael Keaton) and Dr. Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman) reconstruct Alex Murphy and get more than they bargained for in the process.

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A major corporation makes a part robot/part man from a critically injured person.

Additional Thanks

Good Work For Director José Padilha. Thank you to Executive Producers Roger Birnbaum and Bill Carraro for making the film possible. Additional character/cast include: Antoine Vallon (Patrick Garrow), Clara Murphy (Abbie Cornish), Rick Mattox (Jackie Earle Haley), Jack Lewis (Michael Kenneth Williams), and Liz Kline (Jennifer Ehle).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The interesting concept fails to completely engage its audience.

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