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.
A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.
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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Part way into the film the RoboCop costume is traded in for a black Power Ranger costume. See more »
This, my friends, is the future of American justice. How many like Thomas King will pay for their crimes now that RoboCop is here? Yes, let's not shy away from what this means, people. Men weren't up to the task, but Alex Murphy, a robot cop, was.
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The audio of the MGM logo is replaced by vocal effects generated by Samuel L. Jackson before the film begins with him exercising his voice before going on air. See more »
OK, this movie probably isn't a 1 out of 10, but when you remake a
movie as memorable as the original Robocop, you'd better do something
interesting. They didn't.
No, I didn't watch the original first, I watched it afterwards and that
is the problem. You watch Robocop 2014 and think "Meh, pretty
entertaining" and then you watch the original and get taken on a roller
I'm not going to re-hash the original movie here, it would be a waste
of effort. Just do yourself a favour and don't waste your time on Robo
2014, search out the original Robocop. You won't be disappointed. The
flick isn't nearly as dated as you would expect aside from the clothes
and the vehicles. The humour is dark, dirty and noir at its best.
Detroit looks nasty - the way anyone who has never been to 2014 Detroit
would expect it to look. The criminals are drugged out wackos - the
type of criminals you expect to see in 2014. The cops are cannon fodder
unlike the cops of 2014, who are far more trigger happy and eager to
save their own skins. Clearly Paul Verhoeven didn't understand the
magnitude of the police state that America would become - google the
number of American's in prison if you doubt me.
Really simple here, folks - watch Robocop 1987, not this generic crap.
Hollywood, you would have made more money re-releasing the original.
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