I walked into this movie expecting to bash the shit out of it. It’s been a while since I’ve really bashed on anything so I thought Robocop would be the perfect movie to do just that. Imagine my surprise when I actually walked away from this film with a smile on my face. This Robocop movies is a lot different than the ones that I saw as a kid. For starters he loses his body in a different way than he did in the original. This time it was a car bomb that took his body from him. Honestly that was one of the things I didn’t like about the movie. I didn’t like his partner either. Wasn’t his original partner a woman? It’s been awhile since I’ve watched the original films, but I could’ve sworn that his original partner was a woman and not a dude.
It’s nothing major to be mad about, but I thought it should be mentioned. Another thing I didn’t like about the movie was the action. The action in this film is actually pretty damn bad. Every time I thought a cool action sequence would happen that stupid red vision radar thingy would fuck it all up. This happened more than once and actually took me out of the film. Not all of the action was bad. Only the parts that relied on the targeting system instead of showing us exactly what was going on. I really hated how it would go in first person too. That was just retarded and didn’t fit the movie well at all.
This movie actually has a pretty good cast of characters. I have no idea why Samuel L. Jackson had such a big role in the movie. His character was actually pretty pointless while other characters like Micheal Keaton and Gary Oldman should have had a little more screen time. Robocop himself should have had more screen time. We don’t see enough action in this movie. How can we not see enough Robocop in a Robocop movie? So far it seems like I really hate this movie doesn’t it? Well I don’t. I actually really like this movie and I wouldn’t mind watching it again.
Despite Samuel L. Jackson’s character being pointless I really enjoyed his parts of the movie. It was a nice change of pace from the action and everything that was happening in the city. I loved the way he talked shit about anything he didn’t like and how much he really wanted to back robots being able to take the roles of cops in the USA which is basically what this whole movie is about and I thought it was done rather well. I thought everyone did a good job in this film. The acting was solid and I actually really liked the guy that played Robocop. He wasn’t perfect, but he did say those classic lines at the end of the movie and that made me feel nostalgic.
I loved the relationship he had with his wife even after he became Robocop, but I thought the family should have been included a little more in the film. I haven’t seen Micheal Keaton in a film in a really long time and it was nice to see him again. I thought he played a decent enough bad guy. He won’t win bad guy of the year, but he was ok. Robocop had some really good action sequences, but also had some really bad ones. Joel Kinnaman is a good Robocop. I like him and wouldn’t mind seeing this movie have a sequel someday. Gary Oldman was good too and I can even see him coming back to reprise his role as the scientist that takes care of him. I think Robocop would have been much better if we would have saw some actual bonding between Alex Murphy and his family after he became Robocop.
It didn’t happen and that really sucked. I wanted to see his wife breakdown because of what happened to his body. I wanted to see Robocop himself breakdown from not being able to feel his wife anymore. Instead all we got was a few minutes of dialogue between him and his family and that was it. There was no bonding between them and it made it hard to care about their characters. Hopefully a sequel will fix all of this if one ever comes out I would actually go and watch it in theaters.
Our Verdict: 7/10
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