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02.14.2014

The latest addition to remake madness, ROBOCOP, is now in theaters after a whole lot of debate about its very existence. While the stalwart supporters of Paul Verhoeven's original contested the film from the get-go, the later generation seemed much more open to the idea of a newly revamped version of the sci-fi actioner. We've covered the marketing of the film extensively, including cast interviews, trailers, TV spots, and the like, which have been closely scrutinized by the movie geek community. And, rightly so, really, as it's not like they're remaking a forgotten romp, but rather an action classic. Our review by Chris Bumbray was fairly middle-of-the road (read it here), but our man The Arrow gave it a much better score, surprisingly (check it out here). Personally, I'd give it a 3 or 4 and I went in with an open mind. Regardless, there are quite a few who are genuinely excited, curious, or absolutely against this revamp.

Now that the film is out, everyone can judge for themselves whether this new version was worth the effort and we'd like to hear what YOU thought of the film. You can POST YOUR OWN REVIEW in our strike back section below (or to your Movie Fan Central profile) and we'll continue to update the Rotten Tomatoes and MFC reviews over the next few days as well.

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12:25PM on 02/18/2014

Really liked it

Was totally surprised by this. Good acting, good emotion, and well done political satire/commentary. Much different than the original, but that's why it worked.
Was totally surprised by this. Good acting, good emotion, and well done political satire/commentary. Much different than the original, but that's why it worked.
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12:08AM on 02/17/2014

Boring and Humourless

I had hoped for something good. I really had. But they served up another boring, humourless, paint by numbers action movie. At several times I found myself wondering how long this movie went for, unable to find a care for any of the characters. It missed the point of the original, and therefore lost all the things that made a movie about a hybrid robotman memorable and enjoyable along with the satire of Verhoeven. If you liked this, you probably liked the Total Recall remake too and think Sam
I had hoped for something good. I really had. But they served up another boring, humourless, paint by numbers action movie. At several times I found myself wondering how long this movie went for, unable to find a care for any of the characters. It missed the point of the original, and therefore lost all the things that made a movie about a hybrid robotman memorable and enjoyable along with the satire of Verhoeven. If you liked this, you probably liked the Total Recall remake too and think Sam Jackson can act..
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5:04PM on 02/17/2014
You were looking for humor in a Robocop movie? I hate when the film makers attempt to inject humor in a film that would be much better if made serious. (Judge Dredd, Punisher: War Zone, any film with a kid sidekick tagging along)
You were looking for humor in a Robocop movie? I hate when the film makers attempt to inject humor in a film that would be much better if made serious. (Judge Dredd, Punisher: War Zone, any film with a kid sidekick tagging along)
7:05PM on 02/17/2014
I think its funny when people say about Humour in the original Robocop. Because I dont really see it that way. I thought the segments of the news and advertising were quite prophetic in the films use and attitude towards the media. The amount of elements squeezed into that one movie over a 2 hour time frame is absolutely genius and Directors in this day and age struggle to get one or two elements right.
I think its funny when people say about Humour in the original Robocop. Because I dont really see it that way. I thought the segments of the news and advertising were quite prophetic in the films use and attitude towards the media. The amount of elements squeezed into that one movie over a 2 hour time frame is absolutely genius and Directors in this day and age struggle to get one or two elements right.
6:30PM on 02/16/2014

I dug it.

Sure, there were some things that could have been done better (Murphy didn't die? Everyone knows who he is, so his family is in danger? The bad guys were shit), and it was painfully obvious that no one associated with the script knows a damn thing about guns (the whole 50 caliber or less BS. Oh, those are 47 caliber bullets?, it's all good then. Whaaaaa?), but I liked what they did with the character, and the opening sequence in Tehran was bad ass. It fixed some of the problems with the
Sure, there were some things that could have been done better (Murphy didn't die? Everyone knows who he is, so his family is in danger? The bad guys were shit), and it was painfully obvious that no one associated with the script knows a damn thing about guns (the whole 50 caliber or less BS. Oh, those are 47 caliber bullets?, it's all good then. Whaaaaa?), but I liked what they did with the character, and the opening sequence in Tehran was bad ass. It fixed some of the problems with the original, and brought the character into a new generation. I await the sequel.
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6:47PM on 02/15/2014

Loved it

What every remake or reboot should aspire to, RoboCop rejuvenates a character in need of a reinterpretation. I thought they handled the character with a lot of care, provided just enough nods to the original and managed to make a character that has long been stagnant enjoyable and interesting again. I enjoyed the film and I certainly hope it makes enough money to allow director Jose Padilha to further explore the character. Padilha is a name to watch in Hollywood and I'm curious to see what he
What every remake or reboot should aspire to, RoboCop rejuvenates a character in need of a reinterpretation. I thought they handled the character with a lot of care, provided just enough nods to the original and managed to make a character that has long been stagnant enjoyable and interesting again. I enjoyed the film and I certainly hope it makes enough money to allow director Jose Padilha to further explore the character. Padilha is a name to watch in Hollywood and I'm curious to see what he does in the future, especially if he gets the chance at expanding on the RoboCop character and universe in the future.
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6:58PM on 02/15/2014
I'd love to see him direct Robocop once more but with less shaky cam for action scenes this time.
I'd love to see him direct Robocop once more but with less shaky cam for action scenes this time.
1:43PM on 02/15/2014

The "Green Lantern" of Robocop movies.

And by that i mean that i came in to the movie expecting to be at least entertained but it turned out to be so fucking boring and i couldn't care less about what happened to the characters.The plot was all over the place.The villain was not memorable at all,he didn't even fell like a real villain he was lame as fuck and the actor playing robocop was wooden and robotic and the action scenes were just so uninteresting and badly shoot.Like i said it's The "Green Lantern" of Robocop movies. My
And by that i mean that i came in to the movie expecting to be at least entertained but it turned out to be so fucking boring and i couldn't care less about what happened to the characters.The plot was all over the place.The villain was not memorable at all,he didn't even fell like a real villain he was lame as fuck and the actor playing robocop was wooden and robotic and the action scenes were just so uninteresting and badly shoot.Like i said it's The "Green Lantern" of Robocop movies. My fair and kind rating:5/10.And that's being real generous.Just couldn't give it a lover rating cause honestly i've seen worse and samuel.l.jackson saved it from being a complete disaster.Rant over,sorry it dragged on this long,just like the movie.Bazinga!
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6:36PM on 02/16/2014
The actor playing Murphy was wooden and robotic? I came out thinking how much better an actor Joel Kinnaman was than Peter Weller. Weller is a horrible actor, and has ruined every show (Dexter, SOA) he has been in since Robocop. And Murphy was actually pretty bad ass before getting the makeover, unlike the original. The new one had it's faults, but for me they were about 180 degrees from what you took out of it.
The actor playing Murphy was wooden and robotic? I came out thinking how much better an actor Joel Kinnaman was than Peter Weller. Weller is a horrible actor, and has ruined every show (Dexter, SOA) he has been in since Robocop. And Murphy was actually pretty bad ass before getting the makeover, unlike the original. The new one had it's faults, but for me they were about 180 degrees from what you took out of it.
1:33PM on 02/15/2014

A VERY GOOD REMAKE

Remakes are great as long as they pay tribute to the original and giving us a new look to the film.While this film tones down excess of the free world and focus on a lean thriller with a Robocop who is more human than machine it works on all levels mostly tuning the audience to all the pitfalls of technology,big corporations and mass media. The original Robocop still has an unreal feel to him considering he starts behaving like a machine though he's with human feelings. Peter Weller owns the
Remakes are great as long as they pay tribute to the original and giving us a new look to the film.While this film tones down excess of the free world and focus on a lean thriller with a Robocop who is more human than machine it works on all levels mostly tuning the audience to all the pitfalls of technology,big corporations and mass media. The original Robocop still has an unreal feel to him considering he starts behaving like a machine though he's with human feelings. Peter Weller owns the part the moment he's in the suit. All the actors are given an equal playing field and works well as a thriller. Nice visuals and sets makes this an interesting watch unlike the soul-less Total Recall. Has the same spirit as The Rise of The Planet Of The Apes and The A Team.
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1:22PM on 02/15/2014
Well, as a long time Robocop fan, I did enjoy this movie. I went in watching Robocop 2014 without the original in mind. Now, I won't say I was blown away but I certainly don't think the reviews should have been THAT negative.
Pros:
- I liked most of the characters and thought Robocop was done nicely
- I liked the addition to his wife and son being a bit stronger than the originals.
- I loved that Murphy is essentially a head, trachea and lungs. I thought that worked well...oh and a hand.
Well, as a long time Robocop fan, I did enjoy this movie. I went in watching Robocop 2014 without the original in mind. Now, I won't say I was blown away but I certainly don't think the reviews should have been THAT negative.
Pros:
- I liked most of the characters and thought Robocop was done nicely
- I liked the addition to his wife and son being a bit stronger than the originals.
- I loved that Murphy is essentially a head, trachea and lungs. I thought that worked well...oh and a hand.
- I liked how Robocop started to investigate his own murder and how Oldmans Character wanted to continue and see what would happen with it.
Cons:
- Keaton was a generic and somewhat boring villain.
- I am sorta okay with Lewis being a guy but he wasn't Murphy's "Partner" much in the movie
- Too much shaky camera work and didn't care for the lights out battle.
In all honesty though, I would give it closer to a 6 or 7/10, around there. Is it as good as the original. No. Did I regret seeing this movie. No. I'll probably buy the DVD when it gets released.

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7:00PM on 02/15/2014
The lights out action scene reminds me of early action scene in Equilibrium but bit harder to follow.
The lights out action scene reminds me of early action scene in Equilibrium but bit harder to follow.
9:40PM on 02/15/2014
I loved that they still used the original theme music. Nice touch.
I loved that they still used the original theme music. Nice touch.
4:40AM on 02/15/2014
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I actually like it a lot. It's an above average remake. Sure, it doesn't triumph over Verhoeven's Robocop. But this new Robocop still has what it takes. It has violence, sci-fi, drama. Joel Kinnaman was good as Murphy and a one-time relentless Robocop. Love that the movie still makes Murphy a ghost in the machine, at some point. However, I like Gary Oldman's Doctor Norton the best. It's your usual scientist role but Oldman gave his
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I actually like it a lot. It's an above average remake. Sure, it doesn't triumph over Verhoeven's Robocop. But this new Robocop still has what it takes. It has violence, sci-fi, drama. Joel Kinnaman was good as Murphy and a one-time relentless Robocop. Love that the movie still makes Murphy a ghost in the machine, at some point. However, I like Gary Oldman's Doctor Norton the best. It's your usual scientist role but Oldman gave his best to the role. There are some scenes that young viewers might find uneasy. One thing that I didn't like is the shaky cam action. Action scenes are visceral and gritty. However, shaky cam can be tiresome at times and make it hard to follow the action. I'd rate this new Robocop 7/10 and I'm glad about Robocop's Final armor.
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2:04AM on 02/15/2014
so i feel a need to comment on the new robocop movie after reading reviews with everyone saying this movie sucked i had very low expectations, i just saw it tonight and the remake was legit if your a fan and can live without the over the top blood and commercials from the origional not to say commercials are not in the movie koff koff the remake was amazing and the story and action top toe origional in almost every way.....dead or alive you should watch this movie
so i feel a need to comment on the new robocop movie after reading reviews with everyone saying this movie sucked i had very low expectations, i just saw it tonight and the remake was legit if your a fan and can live without the over the top blood and commercials from the origional not to say commercials are not in the movie koff koff the remake was amazing and the story and action top toe origional in almost every way.....dead or alive you should watch this movie
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1:25AM on 02/15/2014
I'll be honest, I wasn't sold on the idea of a Robocop remake. I remember watching the original as a kid and it was one of the movies that stuck with me through my childhood. That being said I try to stay open minded when it comes to remakes because the way I see it, the original will always exist and I can watch it regardless of how I feel about the new version. I really enjoyed the remake. It kept a lot of the same themes but I think it made it easier for you to feel for Alex because the
I'll be honest, I wasn't sold on the idea of a Robocop remake. I remember watching the original as a kid and it was one of the movies that stuck with me through my childhood. That being said I try to stay open minded when it comes to remakes because the way I see it, the original will always exist and I can watch it regardless of how I feel about the new version. I really enjoyed the remake. It kept a lot of the same themes but I think it made it easier for you to feel for Alex because the movie gave you more time to get to know the character. I also liked the idea that they made Clara make the decision to put him into the program instead of hiding it from her and trying to make Alex forget. I really enjoyed the Gary Oldman's performance as the, sometimes, morally ambiguous Dr. Norton who had to fight with how to make the Robocop program work without removing Murphy's humanity. They were able to showcase many different internal struggles in several different characters while still giving you some pretty solid action sequences. The one thing that bothered me the most was probably the amount of cut in segments from Pat Novak. It felt pressured and like Samuel L. Jackson mandated a certain amount of screen time for some unknown reason.
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1:05AM on 02/15/2014

Surprised

I went in ready and wanting to hate the movie, but it never really happened. Now it was nowhere in the ballpark as awesome as the first, but I liked it.
What I think saved it was the supporting cast. Oldman, Keaton and Jackson kept it alive as well as a good douche performance by Haley. It 100 percent needed to be more gritty and Omar needed more to do, but I would be down for another as long as they hauled in another strong cast.
This one needed some work but it's still fixable. Man if it
I went in ready and wanting to hate the movie, but it never really happened. Now it was nowhere in the ballpark as awesome as the first, but I liked it.
What I think saved it was the supporting cast. Oldman, Keaton and Jackson kept it alive as well as a good douche performance by Haley. It 100 percent needed to be more gritty and Omar needed more to do, but I would be down for another as long as they hauled in another strong cast.
This one needed some work but it's still fixable. Man if it were only rated R!
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12:25AM on 02/15/2014
I'm normally the guy who advocates not judging a movie by the source material, but rather judging it on its own merits. However it's hard not to do that with the new sanitized version of ‪RoboCop‬. Gone are the nuances and humor of the original classic. The new generation gets a straight-up PG-13 actioner that supplants menace with cheekiness, and wonder with been-there-done-that.

It's not all bad, after all there is a bit of eye candy to stimulate the senses. The special effects
I'm normally the guy who advocates not judging a movie by the source material, but rather judging it on its own merits. However it's hard not to do that with the new sanitized version of ‪RoboCop‬. Gone are the nuances and humor of the original classic. The new generation gets a straight-up PG-13 actioner that supplants menace with cheekiness, and wonder with been-there-done-that.

It's not all bad, after all there is a bit of eye candy to stimulate the senses. The special effects regarding Murphy's cybernetic transformation are quite remarkable. Yet there are other times you can clearly tell when the actors are sitting in front of a green screen. This could be forgiven if the story had more bite. I'm sure the filmmakers intended to lampoon the extremes of our current political climate by having Sam Jackson show up every now and then to scream at the audience (in Bill O'Reilly-esque fashion) about the benefits of surrendering freedom for security, but it's so cartoonish, it rings hollow.

Joel Kinneman is serviceable, if not memorable, as Alex Murphy. Gary Oldman does his very best to add pathos to the story that doesn't really deserve it, especially with an ending that chooses the more boring of possible outcomes. And therein lies the rub: The original film had style and wit (helped along with it's more mature rating, admittedly). All that seems to have been washed away here for the sake of drawing in younger viewers. Compared to its predecessor, this new cleaned-up RoboCop simply has no soul.
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3:09PM on 02/14/2014
Ugh, this was horrible. Even as just a sci-fi film, it was so damn generic & forgettable. This movie actually reminded a lot of Robocop 3. Toys, toys, and more toys, go buy toys kids!
Ugh, this was horrible. Even as just a sci-fi film, it was so damn generic & forgettable. This movie actually reminded a lot of Robocop 3. Toys, toys, and more toys, go buy toys kids!
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2:35PM on 02/14/2014

Boring, not worth the price of a ticket.

This is worth a Netflix viewing but it was just sooooo boring. It was horrible as a remake, and bland as its own movie. It is a cut and paste by numbers job that had very little effort put into it.
This is worth a Netflix viewing but it was just sooooo boring. It was horrible as a remake, and bland as its own movie. It is a cut and paste by numbers job that had very little effort put into it.
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5:17PM on 02/14/2014
you didnt see it dude.
you didnt see it dude.
1:48PM on 02/15/2014
i agree it was boring as fuck
i agree it was boring as fuck
11:27AM on 02/14/2014

pretty solid !!!

I think that's a freaking great B sci-fi movie ! it get the job done for what it was ! as great as DREDD IMHO !
I think that's a freaking great B sci-fi movie ! it get the job done for what it was ! as great as DREDD IMHO !
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11:21AM on 02/14/2014
I look at it like this - the thing about movies like this (reboots/remakes). There are always gonna be someone out there thats gonna bash the original film and praise the new. I not speaking for everyone out there, but those who don't like the original are usually younger, who wasn't old enough or around to sit in the theater when Robo shot that dude in the balls. I have said this before about when I met a dude in my film classes who favored the prequels over the original Star Wars trilogy.
I look at it like this - the thing about movies like this (reboots/remakes). There are always gonna be someone out there thats gonna bash the original film and praise the new. I not speaking for everyone out there, but those who don't like the original are usually younger, who wasn't old enough or around to sit in the theater when Robo shot that dude in the balls. I have said this before about when I met a dude in my film classes who favored the prequels over the original Star Wars trilogy. There is no way that a film, especially remakes/reboots is gonna have everyone approval. I havent seen this film yet, but I will understand that this film wont have the magic the original had when I saw it as a kid, or I wont get that "HELL YA" feeling when Robocop faced off against ED-209 for the first time. When I do see this movie, Im just gonna turn off my brian and just enjoy it for what it is, a movie.
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10:15AM on 02/14/2014
We'll it was better than Robocop 3.
We'll it was better than Robocop 3.
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10:16AM on 02/14/2014
That wasnt really hard though was it?
That wasnt really hard though was it?
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10:06AM on 02/14/2014
All jokes aside now . When do they do another remake / re imagine?
I want to go into cryo sleep and wake up when we have a solid Robocop Vs Terminator movie.
All jokes aside now . When do they do another remake / re imagine?
I want to go into cryo sleep and wake up when we have a solid Robocop Vs Terminator movie.
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10:09AM on 02/14/2014
We have all seen the evidence of how well Vs movies perform.
We have all seen the evidence of how well Vs movies perform.
12:09PM on 02/14/2014
C'mon! !The final fight between Freddy and Jason was blood splattering awesome.
C'mon! !The final fight between Freddy and Jason was blood splattering awesome.
9:21AM on 02/14/2014

Impressed

Pretty damn solid B sci-fi action flick. The original is my favorite movie of all timeÖcanít be touched. That being said it was great to see the character again on the big screen, especially in IMAX. Certainly blows the previous sequels out of the water. Definitely a hard PG-13 (although I did miss the splatter of the original). Pros: Oldman was utilized MUCH more than I thought he was going to be. Effects were great. Loved the factory scene and thought Kinneman did a stand up job. Robo
Pretty damn solid B sci-fi action flick. The original is my favorite movie of all timeÖcanít be touched. That being said it was great to see the character again on the big screen, especially in IMAX. Certainly blows the previous sequels out of the water. Definitely a hard PG-13 (although I did miss the splatter of the original). Pros: Oldman was utilized MUCH more than I thought he was going to be. Effects were great. Loved the factory scene and thought Kinneman did a stand up job. Robo suit sounds throughout! Suit upgrades throughout made sense to me. Cons: Baddies were pretty lame. Lewis was really lame. All and all I was not disappointed. Hope it makes enough to start working on a sequel.
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10:33AM on 02/14/2014
all the negatives of all the positive comments are fucking hysterical.
all the negatives of all the positive comments are fucking hysterical.
10:50AM on 02/14/2014
Fools on here can't accept that people could ever enjoy this film.
Fools on here can't accept that people could ever enjoy this film.
1:17PM on 02/14/2014
Douche bags in full force today obviously. I'm going to see it tomorrow. I don't anticipate it being as good as the original. But I think it will be a decent action flick in it's own right.
Douche bags in full force today obviously. I'm going to see it tomorrow. I don't anticipate it being as good as the original. But I think it will be a decent action flick in it's own right.
1:39PM on 02/14/2014
going to see it again tomorrow with my 12 year old and his buddy. looking forward to a second viewing.
going to see it again tomorrow with my 12 year old and his buddy. looking forward to a second viewing.
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9:16AM on 02/14/2014
Re-watched the original last night, just confirms to me that it didnt need a remake, In terms of the story telling process, it still remains the same, as Peter Weller so rightly said. The only difference now is you can chuck more money at it and more CGI. Clearly this hasn't benefited the remake so what was the point? Use the money and produce an original idea. Could have been used to make a Deus Ex movie, If they wanted to explore the social and political situation of augmented people. This
Re-watched the original last night, just confirms to me that it didnt need a remake, In terms of the story telling process, it still remains the same, as Peter Weller so rightly said. The only difference now is you can chuck more money at it and more CGI. Clearly this hasn't benefited the remake so what was the point? Use the money and produce an original idea. Could have been used to make a Deus Ex movie, If they wanted to explore the social and political situation of augmented people. This isn't about nostalgia, but if you are going to do a remake don't touch the masterpieces. This isn't about being against reboots as I really enjoyed the Spiderman and Dawn of the dead reboot.
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9:18AM on 02/14/2014
The original was also prophetic in its ideas about the future. This is just telling us what we already know.
The original was also prophetic in its ideas about the future. This is just telling us what we already know.
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9:07AM on 02/14/2014
Good:The aspects surrounding the construction and programming of Robocop are interesting and clever at times. Sam Jackson, Oldman and Keaton give pretty good performances.

Bad:The action scenes are pretty underwhelming and anticlimactic . This movie lacks a true villain, and the one who eventually becomes the big bad seemingly comes out of nowhere. Also, it's not as satirical or humorous as the 1987 version.

While it can never beat the original, it's one of the better installments of the
Good:The aspects surrounding the construction and programming of Robocop are interesting and clever at times. Sam Jackson, Oldman and Keaton give pretty good performances.

Bad:The action scenes are pretty underwhelming and anticlimactic . This movie lacks a true villain, and the one who eventually becomes the big bad seemingly comes out of nowhere. Also, it's not as satirical or humorous as the 1987 version.

While it can never beat the original, it's one of the better installments of the whole Robocop franchise (counting the films, tv series, cartoons and comic books).
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8:57AM on 02/14/2014
Iíll admit I screamed blue murder when a Robocop remake was announced. But as the cast and crew were assembled I became somewhat optimistic and I saw it last week and I thought it was pretty good. Certainly a remake that wasnít needed but the end result was not that bad.
Itís mentioned below about the relationship with his wife and kid was handled much better and I completely agree, and yes the moment where Murphy sees the extent of his damages is jaw dropping.
Great set pieces too, the
Iíll admit I screamed blue murder when a Robocop remake was announced. But as the cast and crew were assembled I became somewhat optimistic and I saw it last week and I thought it was pretty good. Certainly a remake that wasnít needed but the end result was not that bad.
Itís mentioned below about the relationship with his wife and kid was handled much better and I completely agree, and yes the moment where Murphy sees the extent of his damages is jaw dropping.
Great set pieces too, the opening in Tehran and the warehouse shootout shows how Jose Padilha can film action sequences.
On the downside it does lack a bit of fun and humor and the main villain is terribly underused.

The original will always be the gem that it is, I think if people went in with an open mind to this remake they might actually enjoy it.

I wonder how mercilessly Iíll be thumbed downÖ..
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9:20AM on 02/14/2014
Totally agree.
Totally agree.
10:02AM on 02/14/2014
Not seeing his wife and child in the original added to the tragedy of his situation those were parts of his life that were taken / stolen away from him. The scene where he walks through the house still pulls at the strings and begs the question would he have been better off dead than to be a prisoner of his own body or casing. Like I have stated before, a genius movie.

There was no feeling of tragedy in this one because the only thing he had lost was his limbs essentially.
Not seeing his wife and child in the original added to the tragedy of his situation those were parts of his life that were taken / stolen away from him. The scene where he walks through the house still pulls at the strings and begs the question would he have been better off dead than to be a prisoner of his own body or casing. Like I have stated before, a genius movie.

There was no feeling of tragedy in this one because the only thing he had lost was his limbs essentially.
10:02AM on 02/14/2014
Not seeing his wife and child in the original added to the tragedy of his situation those were parts of his life that were taken / stolen away from him. The scene where he walks through the house still pulls at the strings and begs the question would he have been better off dead than to be a prisoner of his own body or casing. Like I have stated before, a genius movie.

There was no feeling of tragedy in this one because the only thing he had lost was his limbs essentially.
Not seeing his wife and child in the original added to the tragedy of his situation those were parts of his life that were taken / stolen away from him. The scene where he walks through the house still pulls at the strings and begs the question would he have been better off dead than to be a prisoner of his own body or casing. Like I have stated before, a genius movie.

There was no feeling of tragedy in this one because the only thing he had lost was his limbs essentially.
1:41AM on 02/15/2014
I agree with Bill. Bobafett2, the original handles his memory of his family but we see no pre-"death" interaction with his family so it makes it harder to relate. Also Murphy's family is under the impression that he is dead in the original until he essentially becomes a stalker. In this version Clara has to make the decision to put him into this program to save his life and they didn't wipe his memory so now his torment comes from the fact that he remembers his family but they will always be
I agree with Bill. Bobafett2, the original handles his memory of his family but we see no pre-"death" interaction with his family so it makes it harder to relate. Also Murphy's family is under the impression that he is dead in the original until he essentially becomes a stalker. In this version Clara has to make the decision to put him into this program to save his life and they didn't wipe his memory so now his torment comes from the fact that he remembers his family but they will always be just out of reach because he can't go home and tuck his son in and go to bed with his wife because he has to go back to the lab so they can give him his nightly "maintenance". So both versions have tough emotional elements, they are just presented differently.
7:49AM on 02/14/2014

I loved it

I don't understand why people don't like this one? The social commentary is there, the action is good, and the whole relationship with his wife and kid I think was actually handled better than the original. And that part where Gary Oldman is showing him what's left of his body just about floored me. That opening scene was badass too.

I'd have to watch it a few more times to dig into it more but I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and will watch it alongside the original from here on out.
I don't understand why people don't like this one? The social commentary is there, the action is good, and the whole relationship with his wife and kid I think was actually handled better than the original. And that part where Gary Oldman is showing him what's left of his body just about floored me. That opening scene was badass too.

I'd have to watch it a few more times to dig into it more but I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and will watch it alongside the original from here on out.
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8:09AM on 02/14/2014
They don't like it because it's a remake! There are tons of closed minded losers on this site! In actuality I'm willing to bet some of the haters really did like the film but don't want to admit it! It drives me crazy when ppl trash remakes because it "taints" the original, or how it "fucks with they're childhood" it's all bull shit! A remake doesn't taint anything. It's a different film, the original isn't going anywhere. So I don't see how a remake taints the original. Like I said, closed
They don't like it because it's a remake! There are tons of closed minded losers on this site! In actuality I'm willing to bet some of the haters really did like the film but don't want to admit it! It drives me crazy when ppl trash remakes because it "taints" the original, or how it "fucks with they're childhood" it's all bull shit! A remake doesn't taint anything. It's a different film, the original isn't going anywhere. So I don't see how a remake taints the original. Like I said, closed minded losers.
8:54AM on 02/14/2014
I didn't hate it because it was a remake. There have been plenty of remakes that I liked (Dawn of the Dead, The Italian Job, and Departed). This one just had no spark to it. All the elements were there but it just fell flat.
I didn't hate it because it was a remake. There have been plenty of remakes that I liked (Dawn of the Dead, The Italian Job, and Departed). This one just had no spark to it. All the elements were there but it just fell flat.
9:21AM on 02/14/2014
Agree. I think deciding not to hate it before going in to see it is important; it's best to go into this with the attitude of "let's give it a chance and try and look at it for what it is".
Agree. I think deciding not to hate it before going in to see it is important; it's best to go into this with the attitude of "let's give it a chance and try and look at it for what it is".
7:47AM on 02/14/2014

I loved it

I don't understand why people don't like this one? The social commentary is there, the action is good, and the whole relationship with his wife and kid I think was actually handled better than the original. And that part where Gary Oldman is showing him what's left of his body just about floored me. That opening scene was badass too.

I'd have to watch it a few more times to dig into it more but I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and will watch it alongside the original from here on out.
I don't understand why people don't like this one? The social commentary is there, the action is good, and the whole relationship with his wife and kid I think was actually handled better than the original. And that part where Gary Oldman is showing him what's left of his body just about floored me. That opening scene was badass too.

I'd have to watch it a few more times to dig into it more but I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and will watch it alongside the original from here on out.
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7:33AM on 02/14/2014

Sick of the hate of the remakes

When seeing a remake you have to ignore the movies that came before it. It was a different decade made by a director from a different generation. It was an action movie set in the future. Robocop 2014 is a sci fi movie with some action. Robocop 1987 was about cops vs criminals. Robocop 2014 was about a man dealing with being able to maintain free will. Human soul vs programming. I thought it was a solid movie and I need to see it again to see if it holds up with repeated viewings. I
When seeing a remake you have to ignore the movies that came before it. It was a different decade made by a director from a different generation. It was an action movie set in the future. Robocop 2014 is a sci fi movie with some action. Robocop 1987 was about cops vs criminals. Robocop 2014 was about a man dealing with being able to maintain free will. Human soul vs programming. I thought it was a solid movie and I need to see it again to see if it holds up with repeated viewings. I gave it 7/10 stars.
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1:32AM on 02/15/2014
Well said
Well said
5:03AM on 02/14/2014

awful

Its robocop for kids.
If you enjoyed this you clearly like bad movies.
Its robocop for kids.
If you enjoyed this you clearly like bad movies.
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8:10AM on 02/14/2014
You are a faggot
You are a faggot
8:14AM on 02/14/2014
Not cool jason.....
Not cool jason.....
8:25AM on 02/14/2014
Clearly one of the kids that enjoyed this movie.
Clearly one of the kids that enjoyed this movie.
10:07AM on 02/14/2014
A homophobic kid by the sounds of it. I wonder if he is Robophobic (Oh dear what a lame term)
A homophobic kid by the sounds of it. I wonder if he is Robophobic (Oh dear what a lame term)
3:48AM on 02/14/2014
It was definitely better than I thought it would be. I didn't compare it to the original and I went in with my expectations not that high which I think helped. The story was good with some cool action scenes, even though I think there is a a longer cut out there and somewhat of the film dragged alittle. And it could have benefited from having a better, fleshed out villain.

The black suit grew on me more as the film went on, but the silver suit would have been the best route to go in my
It was definitely better than I thought it would be. I didn't compare it to the original and I went in with my expectations not that high which I think helped. The story was good with some cool action scenes, even though I think there is a a longer cut out there and somewhat of the film dragged alittle. And it could have benefited from having a better, fleshed out villain.

The black suit grew on me more as the film went on, but the silver suit would have been the best route to go in my opinion.

The main cast was perfectly casted I thought with Kinnaman making for a good Alex Murphy (no one can replace Peter Weller) and with Keaton making for a good, sleazy, ego centric villain. I also thought Oldman was terrific as well playing the scientist with a conscience. He did the best with what he was given.

So, I enjoyed it more than I thought it would and I felt it was a worthy remake and stand alone film when not comparing it to the original. I would like to see a sequel to see what else they could do with the character and story. If I had to give it a score, I would give it a 7 out of 10.
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5:00AM on 02/14/2014
I knew this would be your kind of movie.
I knew this would be your kind of movie.
5:22PM on 02/14/2014
The_soloist, Im not ragging on you but stop saying casted. Actors are CAST in a movie. haha its just a random thing that irks me.
The_soloist, Im not ragging on you but stop saying casted. Actors are CAST in a movie. haha its just a random thing that irks me.
3:02AM on 02/14/2014

God Awful

Saw it opening night. Doesn't fail not only as a remake but a movie on its own. So much is thrown at you and nothing really sticks. For a film about a man in a war machine suit it is actually really boring. The first bad film of the year.
Saw it opening night. Doesn't fail not only as a remake but a movie on its own. So much is thrown at you and nothing really sticks. For a film about a man in a war machine suit it is actually really boring. The first bad film of the year.
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4:10AM on 02/14/2014
I think the first bad film of the year would be the Hercules film.
I think the first bad film of the year would be the Hercules film.
7:14AM on 02/14/2014
I.didn't see Hercules. I meant the first bad movie I have seen.
I.didn't see Hercules. I meant the first bad movie I have seen.
1:48AM on 02/14/2014
I never thought I'd be defending this and was as against the remake as everyone else was but I think a big part in being able to enjoy RoboCop 2014 is in understanding that this is *not* going to wipe the Verhoeven original from existence or replace it. It's definitely better than the Total Recall remake in that I don't think it's as soulless or formulaic. However, I don't totally love it and there are a good number of changes that are disappointing, foremost of them being the gender-flip of
I never thought I'd be defending this and was as against the remake as everyone else was but I think a big part in being able to enjoy RoboCop 2014 is in understanding that this is *not* going to wipe the Verhoeven original from existence or replace it. It's definitely better than the Total Recall remake in that I don't think it's as soulless or formulaic. However, I don't totally love it and there are a good number of changes that are disappointing, foremost of them being the gender-flip of the Anne Lewis character and swapping Boddicker for a boring drug lord named ValIon. And yeah, not a fan of the black suit, natch. That said, I like that it wasn't a scene for scene remake and that Joshua Zetumer's screenplay was bold enough to take things in different directions than in the original, and there was an effort made to update the context and keep some satire. References to the original did feel pretty shoehorned in and Alex and Clara share no chemistry even when a lot of the plot is dedicated to Murphy's family. And yes, the PG-13 rating does mean the claws are clipped but there is still a tinge of bite and this isn't a totally neutered "unicorns and rainbows" take on RoboCop. I did love the supporting cast in this, particularly Gary Oldman and Jackie Earle Haley. Samuel L. Jackson's lots of fun too, even if nothing he says is nearly as quotable as "bitches leave".
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1:45AM on 02/14/2014
it held my attention throughout because you kinda feel more sorry for murphy this time, but they don't give the plot too much breathing room. pretty fast paced action/sci-fi movie. decent enough, but still kind of unnecessary.
it held my attention throughout because you kinda feel more sorry for murphy this time, but they don't give the plot too much breathing room. pretty fast paced action/sci-fi movie. decent enough, but still kind of unnecessary.
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1:12AM on 02/14/2014
haven't seen it and unfortunately it doesn't look that appealing to me (I don't think it looks crappy, I don't mind the new look but the action teased didn't really get me excited) but it does have a B+ CinemaScore and a 6.7/10 at imdb.com if anyone wants to consider that on top of RT and MFC (which is really cool that that is included here, hope that continues to be promoted/included, great very focused community!)
haven't seen it and unfortunately it doesn't look that appealing to me (I don't think it looks crappy, I don't mind the new look but the action teased didn't really get me excited) but it does have a B+ CinemaScore and a 6.7/10 at imdb.com if anyone wants to consider that on top of RT and MFC (which is really cool that that is included here, hope that continues to be promoted/included, great very focused community!)
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