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RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi | 12 February 2014 (USA)
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RoboCop is a movie starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, and Michael Keaton. 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alex Murphy / RoboCop
... Dr. Dennett Norton
... Raymond Sellars
... Clara Murphy
... Rick Mattox
... Jack Lewis (as Michael K. Williams)
... Liz Kline
... Tom Pope
... Chief Karen Dean
... Pat Novak
... Jae Kim
... Mayor Durant
... David Murphy
... Antoine Vallon
... Andre Daniels
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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 Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Crime has a new enemy. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action including frenetic gun violence throughout, brief strong language, sensuality and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,061,581, 16 February 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,607,007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$242,688,965, 5 September 2014
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2.35 : 1
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Michael Fassbender, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Russell Crowe were considered to play RoboCop. Matthias Schoenaerts revealed that he turned down because he thought he wasn't prepared for a big movie like this yet. See more »

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When Murphy propels his motorcycle into the glass wall of the Omnicorp lobby, the glass breaks before he makes impact. That is because the ED-209's have begun shooting at Murphy, as can be heard. See more »

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Liz Kline: Dr. Norton, how... how is he doing this?
Dr. Dennett Norton: His software is faster. His hardware is stronger. He's a better machine.
Liz Kline: But you said humans hesitate.
Dr. Dennett Norton: Only when they're making decisions.
Liz Kline: He's not making decisions?
Dr. Dennett Norton: Well, yes and no. In his everyday life, man rules over the machine; Alex makes his own decisions. Now, when he engages in battle, the visor comes down and the software takes over, then the... the machine does everything. Alex is a... he's a passenger, just along for the ride.
Liz Kline: But if the ...
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Referenced in The Morning Show: John Paul Ruttan Talks 'Robocop' (2014) See more »

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Take My Life (Tonite)
Written by Richard Wolf, John Czornyj and Jervae Johnson
Performed by Fame
Courtesy of Richard "Wolfie" Wolf & The Producers Lab, Inc.
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Meh.
7 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

Okay, so very few people were confident about this remake. The original has such a huge fan base that a reboot seems like blasphemy to most.

So how does this hold up? Well, it looks like butter, it at times tastes like butter, but brother, it ain't butter. Believe it.

The film lacks something and I think I know what it is; there is no real villain. Instead of building up a super-villain for Murphy to fight to the death with, it toys with different characters as his foe, never really committing to one or the other. Kurtwood Smith is an evil son of a gun in the original because he shoots Murphy to pieces. Its up close and personal. In this, well, the guy that car bombs (lame) our robotic cop gets about 2 minutes of screen time with very little back story. Frankly, you just don't care.

The plot seems more concerned about Murphy trying to cope with becoming an amputee and him and his family learning to accept his new circumstances, which frankly, when you see what he looks like without the armour, is just disturbing. Instead of being an awesome action flick, you just feel bad for the guy. The reality of the situation is just too harsh in its portrayal and you end up thinking maybe he would be better off dead.

Do you want to pay good money to question your ideological values towards quality of life or do you want to see robocop go toe to toe with a man who shot him to s***? I know what I'd buy for a dollar.

Also, on a side note: Samuel L. Jackson needs to stop being in films. While his appearance at first is welcome, by the end it feels very cheap and unnatural. The anti-American war effort message starts to get a little forced down your throat and before you start screaming that I'm a flag loving American, I'm a Brit, and even I felt the satire was a bit in your face.

The film shouldn't upset people too badly, it could honestly be much worse and it does have some passable moments with a couple of good nods to the original. Just don't get your hopes too high.


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