Crime has a new enemy in this "sleek, stylish and smart" (Silas Lesnick, ComingSoon.net) action-thriller starring Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton! In the year 2028, greedy conglomerate OmniCorp uses robotic technology to transform critically injured police officer Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) into the ultimate crime fighter. He's part man, part machine...he's RoboCop! Back on the streets, Murphy is hard-wired for law enforcement, but the mind and memories of the human inside long to take over...and the results could be catastrophic.
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It's well made, polished, and hits every mark - but is it crazy to want a futuristic sci-fi action flick about a motorcycle-riding metal supercop to be just a little more fun?
It fully justifies its existence. That doesn't mean it's especially good. But it's a rare "reboot" that transcends its studio's money-grubbing. It has some Big Ideas.
I'll take the original any day, but this is still fun, and the cast is first-rate.
RoboCop becomes less a work of aspirational coolness and more a piece of political satire - and not necessarily a bad one.
It retains the central ideas and themes of the original while updating and rearranging the narrative to lose a derivative feel.
The film has lots of energized mayhem, and Murphy's unraveling of the conspiracy against him isn't dumbed down, yet it's as if the comic-book action poetry of the original has been encased in a suit of generic armor.
At least offers something resembling ideas of morality and mortality in the guise of a silly shoot-'em-up, even if those ideas are eventually given short shrift.