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The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to... View more >
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Feb 16, 2014
More subdued and realistic than original, but not overly so. Being a fan of the original, I caught the homages and the story was solid and engaging. Special effects weren't over the top and 100% believable. Solid movie, but won't win any Oscars either.
Feb 20, 2014
"Robocop" is the 2014 remnake of the 1987 blockbuster. I can recalled seeing this movie way back in 1987 and it blew me away. I had fun with the movie and I also love the music scire. That alone should have gotton a Oscar nomination, but it didn't. This this new version didn't work for me. The only thing that the new Robocap movie did and is that they top the original in the special effects department. They even brough back the music score that I love the most, but other than that, it lack the fun and the humor of the original. It's more of a downer. That movie is about the special efects and little else. I'll probaby recommend the movie for those who have never see the 1987 movie, but I won't. For those who saw the saw the 1987 movie and saw the 2014 moviue, you probaby won't like the movie.
Feb 27, 2014
Sort of a slow start but was still a god movie. Special effects were good, and I like the more human interest way it was done
Mar 20, 2014
I really liked the original movie, and buying the original on Blu-ray got me $7.50 off the ticket to see the new one. I went in with low expectations, and I have to say that it was barely worth the $2.50 and my time.
It was enjoyable enough, so audiences unaware of what made the original what it was probably would not be unhappy, but aside from the commentary about talk shows leaning heavily on an agenda and corporations using them as a mouthpiece, there wasn't much of an edge to it. It's an example of yet another movie from the past that has been recycled, only without much of what made the original enjoyable.
One thing that struck me was how large Robocop's suit was in relationship to his head. There were times when he was walking, and his head looked shrunken.
This was also a one-man show. Whereas I recall the original featuring more of Murphy's partner Lewis, that dynamic was tossed aside as soon as Robocop is on the scene.
So, here we have another movie that looks nice, but doesn't have what it takes to make an impression on audiences. Even though the original is dated by comparison, this new version can join the ranks of the many remakes/reboots that suffer where it really matters.
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