“This is the future of American justice!”
Yes, definitely, Hollywood is shining nowadays for its lack of ideas… here we have “Robocop” back, some day will have another “Dirty Dancing” (eventually), then last fall we saw “Carrie” back to make us scream again (or she tried…), “Oldboy” is back too and could go to the pond and drawn himself with “Robocop” (but that is a different story…) and even “Barbarella” (yeah that thing) will be back to join us!!!
So now is “Robocop” (2014) time to suffer a bit, just a little bit. And here is my sum up of this movie in just one word: Roboshit. That being said, I shall make myself a bit clearer.
- Why should you NOT watch this movie?
If you grew up in the early 90s , then you probably grew up with “Robocop” (among other movies…). If you watch now the 1987 film you probably will think: what are these special effects!!?? (if they can
Now, on the other hand, we had this “thing” called a remake. In here: the main character has no partner at all (where the heck is Nancy Allen to save the day?), we can see his face through the whole movie (too much skin shown, sorry there), he remembers everything about his old human life (ALL of it!!), he even remembers his family, family that is there for most of the movie, then we have Samuel L. Jackson who is there as the news man and getting to many camera shots, for what? (the movie could do perfectly fine without him), then there is the plot…. wait… did I say there IS..?? I meant, there is not!! What is the main idea? humans using drones and robots? But wait, am i talking about a science fiction movie or about the news that are show on TV? Sorry there, I am getting a bit confused…. And talking about science fiction, why I feel like I had just watched some family drama soap opera? Maybe because almost half of the movie is about the relationship between Robocop and his family!!be called that) but still, still!! The movie has a place in your heart, cause it was watchable, W-A-T-C-H-A-B-L-E. It had an interesting and original plot (remember it was the late 80s), the bond between the two cop partners was more than believable and the good always win the bad, yuuupppy!!
Going back to the sum up word: roboshit. If you want to watch the movie just to see if it reaches the “quality” of the original one (and eventually compare it), you better go to a casino, cause you will have more odds to win there than to enjoy this movie (and you shall even win some money there!!).
- Did you know?
– When Sellars (Michael Keaton) is reviewing the draft design for the robosuit, the design displayed is the suit from “RoboCop” (1987). Sellars then requests that the design be “more tactical” and “black”, resulting in the updated design for this film.
– This is the first Hollywood film by Brazilian director José Padilha.
– Jackie Earle Haley as Rick Maddox at one point says ‘I wouldn’t buy that for a dollar’. This is a reworking of a line in the original 1987 film during a fake advertisement with the catchphrase ‘I’d buy that for a dollar’.
– Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman both starred in the “Batman” film franchise. Michael Keaton played Bruce Wayne/Batman in “Batman” (1989) and “Batman Returns” (1992) and Gary Oldman played Commissioner Jim Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy.