ROBOCOP Review

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Trying to do a beat-by-beat remake of a classic film is usually a recipe for disaster, and to his credit, director Jose Padilha doesn’t do that with the new iteration of RoboCopPaul Verhoeven‘s 1987 original is a mix of biting satire and ridiculously gratuitous violence, but Padilha turns RoboCop into a blend of familial bonds and social commentary.  Unfortunately, both efforts never reach their full potential as the emphasis on the family relationship lacks depth, and the story casts too wide of a net on its commentary, so it never really finds fresh insight into any particular issue.  Although it ditches the extreme violence of Verhoeven’s film, the new RoboCop manages to be at least a serviceable action movie with admirable goals.

Detroit Police Detective Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is attempting to bring down criminal kingpin Antoine Vallon (Patrick Garrow), but Vallon retaliates by using a car bomb to almost completely destroy Murphy.  Murphy’s tragedy becomes an opportunity for Raymond Sellers (Michael Keaton), the head of the robotics corporation OmniCorp, who wants to take his police drones and expand them out of the Middle East and into the U.S.  His solution to overcoming government and public opposition is to put a human face on his product.  With the reluctant approval of Murphy’s wife Clara (Abbie Cornish), Sellers enlists Dr. Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman) to take what remains of Murphy and turn him into cyborg eventually dubbed “RoboCop”.  However, Murphy’s human side begins to conflict with his programming, and OmniCorp puts further pressure on Norton to remove Murphy’s humanity in exchange for a more effective—and therefore better selling—law enforcement officer.

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Padilha’s version still touches back to some of the original subtext of the original—namely callous, carnal corporate greed and the privatization of public services.  Disturbingly, these themes are even sharper today than they were 27 years ago.  The director and screenwriters Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner then try to squeeze in commentary on drone warfare, marketing and PR, political punditry (Samuel L. Jackson plays a pro-OmniCorp, Bill O’Reilly-type), and loftier notions of free will.  It’s a lot to cram into one picture, and sadly Padilha never really masters any single topic.

Part of the problem is a lack of organization.  Because RoboCop is trying to go so many places, some of its points become hypocritical or fuzzy.  For instance, the movie is willing to bring up the conflict of an America that doesn’t want drone warfare on its own soil, and yet embraces RoboCop’s ability to stop crime even though he’s a walking, talking NSA program with a gun.  He can access any camera at any time, use it to locate criminals, and has very little use for proper detective work.  It’s an interesting idea, but rather than delve into a murky grey area and make the audience feel uncomfortable, the movie has Murphy racing off to deal with his family issues.

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Whereas Verhoeven’s film made Murphy’s family a melancholy note, it becomes a central point of this new picture as the rebuilt cop has something worth fighting for, but his obligation to his family is at war with his enslavement by OmniCorp.  The connective tissue between the two is Norton; the character’s compassion combined with Oldman’s performance creates the emotional core of the picture.  That’s a bit odd since it should be about Murphy personally trying to relate to his family, but Padilha never lets us spend time with them beyond Murphy briefly talking to his kid about the Red Wings then later that night starting to make love to his wife before going out to see why his car alarm is going off and getting blown up. That’s the extent of his family life pre-explosion.  This rapid set-up wastes Kinnaman’s everyman quality as we fail to see what’s unique about his relationship with his family.  He is FamilyMan and RoboCop.

Even in the action department, Padilha creates some moderately exciting moments, but never moves his picture into any outstanding direction.  The set pieces are adequate, and once again, it looks like Padilha is going for something more as we see RoboCop’s heads-up-display features a counter with the number of remaining threats.  Even though Verhoeven’s film also heavily used a first-person perspective, the remake looks like it’s making a reference to video games, which would help tie into a disconnect between violence and victim.  But once again, an intriguing idea is left undeveloped.

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During one of Murphy’s training sessions, one of OmniCorp’s embittered employees (Jackie Earle Haley) calls him “Tin Man” and proceeds to play “If I Only Had a Heart” over the speakers.  The same could be said of Padilha’s RoboCop.  It’s a determined, eager picture with high aspirations.  The film is peppered with charismatic performances (especially from Keaton) and some clever moments like RoboCop being made in China, but Padilha’s reach exceeds his grasp because he’s grasping at too much.  In his commendable attempt to distinguish his RoboCop from Verhoeven’s, he’s come up with a picture that’s very much like his protagonist: Fighting to find an identity, but the wires keep getting crossed.

Rating: C+

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  • Lenny

    That’s already way better than I expected. I thought it would be a shameless soulless and unnecessary remake like Total Recall, instead it’s just soulless…and unnecessary.

    • Clark

      Wow, really lame backhanded compliment then insult there.

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      • mixedkidmonkey

        you’re such a terrible troll. lol

      • Werefon

        We don’t negotiate with Terrorist.

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        You know only one language. You don’t understand simple fact and humor. You are retarded person – also Sexual Predator and Pedophile

        Tell me how is my English? ))

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      • Sweet Pea

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      • Werefon

        How’s your sex life?

  • Lance

    Consensus seems to be it’s not out and out garbage, but isn’t really worthy of the illustrious original, either.

  • orianalianna

    Oh NO! I did not see that coming! I honestly thought it was going to be the best regurgitated movie this year!

    …I feel so disillusioned.

  • smellyfishfingers

    So I seen this last weekend in the uk and well, its boring as hell the action scenes are not great, kinnamons acting isnt great as robocop as his visor off a lot and the best bit is his desert eagle rip off gun is wait for it…a taser gun. He doesnt walk like a robot he doesnt have a robot voice like on the ad but sometimes when robo is cgid in they make him walk like a robot. I agree the film broaches some really relevant current topics but doesnt at the same time the problem I guess with it being pg13. Good points they use the original robocop logo and theme tune. All in all in may be worth catching when it hits tv.

  • Colonel_Neville_Wraithchild

    verhoeven’s robocop doesn´t have gratuitous violence, violence is there for a reason; the point is that in that future capitalism and war made people more selfish and less sensitive to other people’s tragedies so, they were extremely violent because they didn’t longer care ie: the commercial with the carjacker getting electrocuted to death by the car’s security system and the owner just laughing at the poor bastard and the other one with the family playing the nuclear war themed board game.

    • Clarence_Boddicker

      Yes, it did have gratuitous violence. The original was the DEFINITION of gratuitous violence. But why would you say that like it’s NOT the raddest part of the movie??

      Oh, and that first commercial you mentioned was from RoboCop 2. For shame.

  • Mike Smith

    I needed to an A+ review to get over my skepticism. Looks like this can wait for video or bootleg copy. I refuse to pay the $13 for a remake no one asked for.

    • Clark

      Yeah, no one asked for it. Actually, Robocop’s kind of needed a reboot. I mean I know Total Recall didn’t but Robocop needed one badly.

      • HORSEFLESH

        Why?

      • doc

        Uh, no it didn’t. It didn’t even need sequels.

    • Sleebs

      Maybe, just maybe, they’ll have a weekend where you can buy a ticket for a dollar. I know, exhausted joke, but that’d be the closest I’d come to appreciating a ticket purchase for this. Otherwise, I’ll pass.

  • James

    It is good, just not great. It ends atop the OCP building which makes us think about Die Hard, especially as he’s trying to save his family. It ends on an odd whimper instead of the outstanding bang that either original has. The original’s ending is so good, that it immediately and perfectly cuts to the credits. That’s what was missing. The sequel should delve deeper into the issues raised but not, as Matt accurately describes, properly fleshed out in this film. Perhaps they’re planning a sequel or trilogy, and will allow Padhila to gradually bring all of these elements to life, as he did in the Elite Squad films. It definitely should have Boddicker and Dick Jones in the next possible film, especially as Sam Jacksons character hints at “Parent Company” OCP in his final broadcast. Better villians seem to always define a good/bad sequel. I’d personally love to see Kurtwood Smith as “The Old Man”.

  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    The reviews have been decent so far and about where I expected them to be around – in the 50% range. None have actually blasted the film, even the negative reviews, but stated that it was just off the mark that it was aiming for. I actually might give this film a try this weekend – just for the sake of seeing Michael Keaton and because I am a huge fan of the original.

  • Steven

    Seen it and I loved it. Thought it was superior to the original in many respects.

    • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

      Like I’m going to take movie advice from someone who doesn’t know the difference between respect and aspect

      • mixedkidmonkey

        translation “OOOOO OOOOO AHHHH AHHHHHHH”

      • orianalianna

        You made me spit my tea!

      • mixedkidmonkey

        ;]

      • Werefon

        translation RETARD!

      • mixedkidmonkey

        congrats you spent an entire day replying to all 400 of my posts throughout the year, you live a good life. LOL

      • Werefon

        We don’t negotiate with Terrorists! Aka go fuck Yourself Osama!

    • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

      Like I’m going to take movie advice from someone who doesn’t know the difference between respect and aspect

    • Steven

      I guess if you’re positive towards this film you get thumbed down.

  • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

    Say what you want about verhoeven. He is a master when it comes to direct a movie. Total Recall and Robocop are classics. The violence wasn’t gratuitous. It was chocking. And that’s the purpose of those scenes. We feel bad when we see those scenes.

    Stop making reboots and regurgutating what others chewed before you. Make new movies with new Ideas. There are plenty of books that are waiting to be adapted to the big screen.

    That being said. I will certainly go to watch it to make up my own mind on it.

    • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

      That’s the exact same boat I’m in. The reviews are very mixed but none of which are damning the film. Need to see it myself before judging it.

      • Hazze

        I believe its worth every penny….
        I hated Total Recall remake, why fix something that is’nt broken?
        I thought this would be equally bad as T Recall but that was’nt the case. Robocop 2014 is a humble movie with a terific director and cast. If you havent seen Jose Padillas previous movies you should watch them, Tropa de elite 1 & 2 are among my top ranking movies of all time.
        Enjoy Robocop!

    • mixedkidmonkey

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      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Ok little Orang Outan. Now, let it go. this is my penis, not a banana.

      • mixedkidmonkey

        taliban sympathiser, get out of my country TAREK the terrorist.

      • Werefon

        Get out of here Osama. Take your banana and leave bitch!

  • Hazze

    I saw this movie last week in Stockholm at the Robocop gala. Before the screening I was very very doubtful about hollywood messing up yet another remake and I also shared all the previous bad comments prior to the release, but you know what I was very suprised of the final outcome- the film is acctually a good “value for the buck” actioner! The picture touches on subjects that the classic film did’nt, for example we experinece the man behind the machine and the struggle between man vs machine. There is alot of heart in the film, no spoilers but there is certain scene in the movie where Alex Murphy post Robocop is torn away from all the armour and is exposed for the man who is left behind, that scene still mesmorizes for me…..
    The action scenes are good and the tempo is fast phased, especially the ending is good and the imagenery reminds of Frank Millers Robocop comic.
    Keep a eye on Joel Kinnaman, he is in Hollywood to stay!

  • Avenging World

    RoboCop was one of the more prescient sci-fi films ever made, as it predicted the bankruptcy and acquisition as a corporate asset of the City of Detroit.
    If you’re not going to take the current reality that this has in fact occurred and run it with it further, why make the film?

    • mixedkidmonkey

      because its dealing with whole new problems that will be existent in the near future?

      • Don’t bother us, kid

        You don’t even know what you’re talking about. Shoo.

      • mixedkidmonkey

        huh? you’re insinuating artificial intelligence, drone war fare, etc is not going to be a prevalent problem in the future? good lord you’re a fn idiot.

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  • Aristotle

    Matt Goldberg says it’s bad. Now I definitely have to see it. His negative reviews always turn out to be great movies. Thanks for another review Goldberg, can’t wait until they fire you.

    • Strong Enough

      he is the managing editor you fucking idiot

      • Sweet Pea

        He could still be fired.

      • Strong Enough

        So can CEO’s but its highly unlikely

      • Sweet Pea

        But still possible. So the “fucking idiot” part was a tad OTT.

      • Strong Enough

        you captain save a ho? besides i’m sure OP thought Matt was just some smuck that writes not knowing he runs what gets posted.

      • Sweet Pea

        No I’m not ‘captain save a ho’… Good one though, you’re a sharp one alright. Either come correct or pipe down, you sound like a dorky teenager with anger issues.

      • Strong Enough

        come correct? what are we in a Step Up movie? lmao

      • Sweet Pea

        Glad you made yourself ‘lmao’. I find the fact you relate the phrase “come correct” to Step Up really odd tbh. Sheltered, much?

      • Werefon

        Learn English Please. And stop fucking Pigs!

      • Werefon

        So you’re also a StalkAr, why doesn’t that surprYse me. Bad English; Check. Talks of beating women and Fucking the Pigs in their period, Your mAther must be so proud of you. Oh, at least you have a Cows to Fuck in your Cave! LOL))))))))))))))

      • Strong Enough

        I have never said come correct in the real world. ever. Does saying that phrase automatically come with dance moves afterwards? lmao

      • Sweet Pea

        Lol, I honestly find this weird. So cause YOU have never said that phrase, your only other experience of it is from an urban teen dance movie??!! Now that is real LOL stuff. Seriously tho, where do you live? Not an urban area I guess…

      • Strong Enough

        Did you type that while spinning your head on a cardboard box? lmaoo

      • Sweet Pea

        Ok country boy… Just stop, collaborate and listen. You even added an extra ‘o’ your making your ‘lmao’ so much. You have nothing to add, I’m out.

      • Strong Enough

        country boy? hell no!. i hate country

      • Werefon

        You are indeed Captain Save a Ho. You save bots that pretend to be Ho’s.

        You are Fucking Idiot.

        You are Pigfucker.

        You stink and stupid.

        You are homophobic KKK gay member.

        You are clever-wanna be prick.

        You are come up with some troll bullshit ..

        You know bestiality started a lot of diseases (so, rethink pig fucking for greater good of humanity).

      • Sweet Pea

        Here, I am going to correct that last post for you, so you can see where your English is going wrong and how it could read better:

        You are indeed ‘Captain Save a Ho’. You save bots that pretend to be ho’s.

        You are a fucking idiot.

        You are a pig fucker.

        You stink and you’re stupid.

        You are a gay homophobic KKK member.

        You are a wannabe clever prick.

        All you come up with is some troll bullshit…

        You know, bestiality started a lot of diseases (so, rethink pig fucking for the greater good of humanity).

      • Werefon

        DEAD OR ALIVE! YOU FUCKING THE PIG!

      • Bukchoy

        Breath in and relax …….. breath in and exhale little one.

  • Aristotle

    Matt Goldberg says it’s bad. Now I definitely have to see it. His negative reviews always turn out to be great movies. Thanks for another review Goldberg, can’t wait until they fire you.

  • mixedkidmonkey

    the original was so cheesy, the cgi was terrible, the humor wasn’t great, the action was laughable…what was so great about it? you nimrods think anything that’s old is good, get over yourselves. i watched this new robocop and its about 10 times bettter in every way.

    • vpuik

      There was cgi in the original?

      • mixedkidmonkey

        the stop-motion ed 209, or whatever. same shit, it looked horrendous.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Horrendous just like your childish comments Houba Houba!

      • doc

        It was 1987. WTF do you expect, Lord of the Rings?

    • Christian Leroux

      Judging by this statement, you don’t seem to understand the charm of the original in the slightest. When was the first time you saw the original?

      • mixedkidmonkey

        mid 90′s. like 94, as a kid i was like “this is alright, it ain’t no terminator”…then again when it got on netflix a year or so ago and i said to myself “wow, i actually liked this piece of shit as a kid?” unlike terminator, robocop has NOT aged well. and yes im aware of the dark humor that it possessed. but when you’re watching a movie about a cyborg police officer, comedy is NOT the reason why you’re watching it. everyone thats ragging on the new robocop are all up in arms, “but but but but, there’s no satire”…FUCK the satire. i want a cyborg to kick ass.

      • Guest

        Cool story bro. Lol dork.

      • mixedkidmonkey

        nice comment, queer. now go jizz over a crappy 80′s movie you lil bitch. lol

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Let me tell you something. You suffer from a degenerative disease. When you were a little monkey, you were smarter than you are now.
        No cure Houba Houba… No cure Alas.

      • mixedkidmonkey

        speak english osama.

      • Werefon

        Turn into human You Dirty APEEEE!

      • mixedkidmonkey

        english please?

      • Werefon

        We don’t negotiate with Terrorists. Aka go eat banana Bin Laden!

    • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

      Yeah. the original was cheesy, and you are not original, you cheesy monkey. ^^

      • mixedkidmonkey

        dont understand terrorist

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Borrow a brain monkey. It helps.
        Bwahaha!

      • mixedkidmonkey

        are you suggesting im black because my name has monkey in it? racist. god damn bin laden’s nephew

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        Be kind and i’ll give you some peanuts little monkey.
        Houba Houba!

      • Werefon

        Learn English Osama! Nobody likes Terrorists! Go hide in your Cave.

      • mixedkidmonkey

        he’s the terrorist you idiot.

      • Werefon

        We don’t negotiate with Terrorist-Retards aka you fucking idiot!

      • Werefon

        Nobody understands monkeys, especially retarded one like you. Go eat banana, pee in your mouth(enjoy your drink) and Shut the Fuck Up Monkey!

    • Werefon

      CGI didn’t exist in 80′s stupid fuck! They don’t teach about techology in the caves? Ha, Osama?

  • Werefon

    This is probably my favorite Goldberg review. No Overjudged views, no pointless trashing. Just fair and clear to the point.

    So, it is a cool action film that has ideas of a director that left underdeveloped because of producers controlling hands (a bit ironic).

    Some ideas are already sounds better than 90% of our days action films.
    Also, I like they brought Miner and Neumeier for Re-Writes. Because script I read was boring piece of Shit.

  • Nino

    Well, critics aren’t shredding it to bits. I’d love Robocop to be back for a while, so that’s enough for me to go and see it.

  • HORSEFLESH

    Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner wrote the original RoboCop not the 2014 version which is by Joshua Zetumer.

    • Werefon

      They still have writing credits in the film!

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  • mattinacan

    this movie really stinks, don’t waste your money

    • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

      Not trying to be a wise ass or a troll but did you really see it? I’m considering checking it out this weekend as the reviews have been mixed.

      • mattinacan

        it’s basically super watered down, and trying to say something prolific about family and modern day drones and government spying, but it never really says anything at all. the action is cheesy especially the ED-209 fight, or whatever they are in this movie, wait until you see it go into video game first person mode. definitely a rental on netflix, that’s about it. the worst part about it is he never actually feels like a robocop, just a man in a robot suit.

  • Red Leader

    The thing is, if you’re a Republican or a right wing thinker or even a
    Fox News employee, you’re gonna hate this. If you’re a Democrat, a left
    wing liberal or a Comedy Central talk show host, you also gonna hate
    this. You’re all gonna hate this because it’s telling you how things
    really are. But, if you’re lucky enough to have a open mind and free
    thinking capability, you will love it. I guarantee you. It’s been a long
    time since I’ve watched a Hollywood popcorn blockbuster with this
    amount of brain and balls.

    And if you don’t like remakes or reboots, don’t worry. Soon there will be a Spider-man 5 or Batman 8 out there to please you.

  • IamZahrifice

    C+ is pretty much what I was expecting. At least I know I wont be disappointed this weekend.

  • doc

    I give it a solid 3/5. Not great, not terrible. It’s definitely an unnecessary remake but worth a watch if you have a coupon after buying the Robocop Blu-ray.

  • Byron Ramirez Jr

    I enjoyed it, didn’t feel cheated of my $8. Loved how they kept the original theme song and his walking sound effects. It’s not better than the original, but it’s not “spitting on the grave” either.

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  • Frank

    I thought this was a well made popcorn flick. Yes, it was a remake but not all remakes are bad. What makes a remake exceptional is its authenticity, as ironic as it may sound. I enjoyed it for what it was. Especially Oldman and Keaton’s scenes. Cornish was boring but I can’t help not to like her. I thought Kinnaman was ideal as Murphy/RoboCop. Great job on the film’s editing. Cynics need to chill. It definitely deserves a little higher rating.

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  • Chase

    Not even a mention of Joel Kinnaman’s performance? Moron.

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