ROBOCOP (2014)


I was going to write a long review in which I tried to view this film on its own merits, but like the Total Recall remake a couple years ago, it constantly invites us to compare it to the original. And the result is the same or worse; yet another unnecessary remake.

Rather than list the MANY negative things about Robocop (2014), I will just list the positive things…

* Gary Oldman makes the movie watch-able. This actor is continually amazing by giving something different every time he appears on screen.

* The movie provides the viewer with considerable thought about “what it is to be human” and where the line legally and morally crosses between man and machine.

Yep, that’s it. Go watch the original 1987 version instead, as it’s still awesome, truly ahead of its time and real film-making at its finest.

score: 6 out of 10.


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