In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.
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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. Written by
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At least two characters in the film are named after important philosophers with strong views on artificial intelligence (AI). Senator Dreyfus may be named after the American philosopher Hubert Dreyfus, who has extensively criticised the limits of AI research and denies that AI can ever truly attain human-level cognition, i.e. thought. Dr Dennett Norton may be named after Daniel Dennett, a contemporary and correspondent of Dreyfus' who believes that AI may be feasible, but that it is probably neither necessary nor worthwhile to try to perfectly replicate human thought in software. Both references are obscure outside of the AI or philosophy communities but highly relevant to the film's themes of existentialism and self. Raymond Sellars may also be named after Pittsburgh philosopher Wilfrid Sellars, whose views have less direct relevance to AI. See more »
When Alex is searching the computer with his voice, he says "Antoine Vallon," but the results appear on his screen before he says the entire name. Auto-complete could account for this, though. See more »
Just got from seeing RemakeCop and i think it sucked!
Im a fan of the original Robocop and i think Paul Verhoeven did a great parody/satire/Action/Bloodfest of the first Robotic police officer. It had balls!
This one not so much. it is poorly written and goes straight by every chance it has to provoke you, entertain you or surprise you. When you have two great actors like Keaton and Oldman discussing the ethics of what they do, they just pass on relevant information that you can easily muster up by yourself and move on to the next scene. The audience is not challenged in any shape form or fashion.
Sure its a movie called Robocop and its about a dude being amputated left to right and turned into a robot, but still. Everything that made the first Robocop great is missing from this one. Hollywood needs to grow some balls if they are gonna keep this remake shenanigans up!
Come to think of it, Writer and director of God Bless America, Bobcat Goldthwait would have been the ideal director for the remake of Robocop!
one other thing i got annoyed with is the complete lack of technology that the unnamed middle eastern country has in this movie. It's like they are forever stuck in the seventies with giant robots harassing them. And as if that is'nt bad enough the good old Omnicorp has a giant factory in China of all places with a rice paddy field five feet from their walls. The Chinese of course don't have any robots or tech to pick rice for them so they do it the old fashioned way with straw hats and everything. To follow up this travesty of how the future world outside of the u.s of a is, the whole movie ends with Sam Jakcson saying the words: U.S.A have and always will be the greatest nation on the face of the planet! American flag in the background and all :)
This movie insulted my intelligence and if you are a Verhoeven fan it will insult yours too!
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