Lacking the original’s more satirical bite and having new ideas that don’t go anywhere coupled with an emotionless performance from Joel Kinnaman, even before he gets roboticised, the RoboCop remake nevertheless has better performances from its supporting cast, great action sequences with the PG-13 rating actually being less restrictive than you might think and even has some concepts that could’ve lent themselves better to a video game rather than a blockbuster movie as pointed out by The Nostalgia Critic in his review of the movie making this cyberpunk superhero movie a lot better than it had the right to be. I am not gonna lie, I didn’t enjoy the full movie that much when i was watching.
It’s not as good as the original so i didn’t free download the movie, but it far exceeds those sequels in Robocop’s bin. It was an interesting concept of turning machine to man, instead of man into machine. It was dire and did have more ideas and thoughts behind it. It branched out into like a Christopher Nolan Batman film. But it was all linked together and stood it’s ground. It was better than 2 or 3 but doesn’t come near as one did in ’87. It was a good try. Far better than most remakes.
Stars : Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton
I need to stick up for this film...this is one of those movies that go beyond mere entertainment. It is an action laced look into the questions of what makes us who we are. Are we more than our bodies? Are we purely emotional beings inside a body? Can who we are exist outside of our bodies? I left the theater so stunned and floored by the deep and thought provoking content. I was mumbling to myself in amazement as i noticed others around me seemed so dissapointed. It's more of a thinking, feeling film stuffed inside an action movie. The action works well to balance the deeper content. Love films like this!!!! I love to think! Also....there is heavy political content that can also be appreciated by a more open minded audience.
User 2 Review:
Not sure why the tomato meter is 49%; I think this was great movie; it's a fun action movie with a great story. They even go into what life as a full cyborg would be like. Forget about going home to play with the kid after a full day fighting crime; instead, back to the lab to get a regimen of nutrients and antibodies to keep your organic parts working properly. The only campy stuff was the Bill O'riley knock off, and I am pretty sure that was purposefully ironic. But if its not, I'm not downgrading my five stars.
User 3 Review:
I've never seen the original, but to me, I think it conveys its themes effectively. The cast is great (although Joel Kinnamon is bland as the lead), the plot was better than it should have been, and the VFX and production was impressive. However, there was something about this reboot that just didn't do it for me. A few things in the movie could have been done better, but nevertheless, it was an okay reboot in its own right.