Robocop (2014) Review

Movie: Robocop (2014)
By: Maniac E
Date: February 14, 2014

We do not have the future under control.

Let me be very clear I went into this movie like I did with Total Recall didn't look up anything about what critics had to say. And as many the original Robocop was my cup of tea not just because of the violence but the satiric way of giving us a message about how action movies should be. When they announced this remake I was all for it but after the PG13 rating my thoughts began to shift. What did they make of it?

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years - and it's meant billions for OmniCorp's bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit - is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.

Robocop 2014

Well as many already thought they tore the complete insides out from the original. I was hoping something would have survived but this was absolute bullshit. It lacks everything the original had, don't get me wrong I can do with less violence and less robotic ways. But actually I still wouldn't go for it, they made a sentimental movie about a guy that is in a suit which can jump, feel and be emotional towards his son. Robocop is no longer a machine to fight crime in dystopian future where everyone was afraid of the new machine in the streets. No, what we get is a hero in robotic suit with feelings and tears to go with it and that is it. Where in the original Lewis was portrayed as an independent woman with balls, here she got replaced with an he and he is a black guy. I got nothing against changes in scripts and plot things but this was a real dumb thing to do. Not that it is a black guy with almost no screenplay but it shows the macho world of the police force which should be more than just guys.

Robocop 2014

One of the major flaws of the movie is the fact the screenplay is in the end just leaving you hanging. And people may say set your thoughts about the original aside and see the movie for what it is.. To be honest I can't there is no justification for the mess they made with this one. It is turning Robocop in some sort of super hero which he never was. They overdo the fact that Murphy still has feelings and almost bursts into tears when he sees his son after his incident. Even with the star power on board the characters are lifeless and one dimensional. Luckily most of the CGI, gun scenes, and actual action is pretty up tempo and makes you at least enjoy that a bit. The part where Robocop gets detached out of his suit was pretty good looking.

Robocop 2014

No this remake can go straight to the garbage in my opinion, I could have looked surpass the PG13 rating, the alterations to the story, and even the feelings but bad script and screenplay writings are the worst killer of all. It can't touch the original, it doesn't have the same feel, everything is a stereotype, it at times feels dull and uninspired. The only thing that makes this worth at least a watch is the fact that it finally brings Robocop back in action and makes you want to put on the original. Because that one has all the good stuff we enjoy and want from Robocop.



Robocop (2014)


Robocop (2014)


Jose Padilha






Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton