Robocop (2014) 2014 PG-13 CC

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When Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit - is critically injured, OmniCorp grabs their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and will stop at nothing - no matter the cost to Alex - to make sure the program succeeds.

Starring:
Joel Kinnaman
Runtime:
1 hour 58 minutes

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Robocop (2014)

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Genres Science Fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Action
Director José Padilha
Starring Joel Kinnaman
Supporting actors Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Samuel L. Jackson, Aimee Garcia, Douglas Urbanski, John Paul Ruttan, Patrick Garrow, K.C. Collins, Daniel Kash, Zach Grenier, Maura Grierson, Stewart Arnott, Matt Cooke
Studio MGM
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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This movie is really bad.
Local_Essay
It has great special effects, awesome action sequences and I felt that the acting was pretty damn good.
G. Ridgeway
Movie was a good remake of the original.
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189 of 207 people found the following review helpful By Paul Donovan on March 19, 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
Nine Things about the Movie "Robocop" (2014)

1. This is a "remake" of the classic 1987 film. But while the name and basic plot is the same, this is a very different movie.

2. It's set in the year 2028 where the Omnicorp company sells robot police to the U.S. military for use in countries overseas. But they are not allowed in the U.S. because Americans are paranoid about robots running law enforcement.

3. When police officer Alex Murphy gets blown up in front of his house, Omnicorp gets the idea to take what's left of him and make him a robot. This is done in the hopes that by retaining a basic human identity, Americans will accept robotic police. But Murphy's human ethics conflict with his robotic programming, and it causes problems.

4. Both versions of the movie are making social commentaries on their times. The 1987 version was a satire on 80's American consumer culture and excess. The 2014 version is more of a commentary on national security, and the boundaries of technology and humanity.

5. The 1987 version was rated R and was very violent and bloody for its time. This version does have a lot of shootouts and killing, but there is almost no blood. It is rated PG-13.

6. In the 1987 version Murphy is actually killed and resurrected, but his human memories are all wiped. In this version, Murphy isn't actually killed; leaving his humanity intact is a key plot element.

7. This version is much more philosophical than the original. It's partly an existential meditation on identity, free will, and what makes us human.

8. One of the more interesting changes is the character of Murphy's partner, Lewis. In the 1987 original, Lewis was a white woman. In this version, Lewis is a black man.

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140 of 175 people found the following review helpful By S. Drury on February 10, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
I think this movie has had too much negativity for all the wrong reasons, im a massive fan of the original and this new version is just as awesome in my eyes for so many different reasons, the story is stronger this time round with a bit more depth into his human side and its interesting that we are introduced into a more technical future with robots and Ed-209 units already patrolling our countries! the suit is very cool and really works well with the new story, the black version is very military as why they did it but I think they knew that the silver works best by the end as you will see if you have not already watched it, the effects are great, lots of action, there is not any bloody violence but its really not needed in this version, take the violence out of the original does it make it any less an awesome film? NO, there are plenty of cool nods to the original there and even the same theme tune which really puts a smile on your face, the cast was great, Sam Jackson and Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton are all superb, this is good fun sci-fi and it does not taint the original at all you can live with the best of both, its certainly miles better than any sequel or spin off in past years, don't listen to haters go ahead and watch it!!! Role on the new Robocop 2!!!
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72 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Tony Khamvongsouk on April 10, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Note: I will eventually update and replace this review when I acquire the Blu-ray.

Had a chance to go see this the other day after a fresher, more recent viewing of the remastered original on Blu-ray (my first time seeing that one since I was a kid). And I have to say I was pretty surprised by how much I liked this remake. When I first saw the trailer, I honestly thought it would turn out to be some kind of shallow action movie that would only be hindered by its PG-13 rating. But what I got was a very well-written film with sleek production values, a good dose of action, and a lot of soul in the story.

For those who might've been stuck under the proverbial "movie rock" and don't know the basic premise of RoboCop, the story follows Detroit police officer (or detective, in this remake) Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) who is so badly injured in the line of duty, that his body is donated and remade into a prototype police cyborg by the conglomerate company, OmniCorp. In becoming cyberized, the contrasting entities of both man and machine are causing Murphy to question his directives and values as both the person he was and the product he has become. But as with any corporation, there's more to this "product" than meets the eye.

Firstly, I have to say that as much as I liked the original movie growing up, after seeing it again, it shows its age. It's an '80s movie and feels every bit like one, mostly in the dialogue and characterizations, but especially the effects. And I still do like it a lot, but probably not as much. As a whole, I see it as an action movie with subtle hints of moral/ethical quandaries about the treatment of human test subjects and as an allegory to corporate corruption for the sake of profit. I get that. I like it.
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64 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Tresca VINE VOICE on February 16, 2014
Format: Blu-ray
I've always been a big fan of "Robocop," which is to say that I've been a fan long enough to watch the titular character transform from a post-modernist take on violent pop culture into a franchise that spawned a cartoon for kids. Or to put it another way, "Robocop" went full meta, coming full circle to be the embodiment of violence Paul Verhoeven was ferociously satirizing. And then we have Jose Padilha's version.

Oh, we've got all the beats: suburban dad and honest cop Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is ground up by the corruption of Detroit's criminal machinations and the ruthless corporate overlord of Omnicorp CEO Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton); he's then spit out as a cyborg, the creation of the Dr. Frankenstein-like Dr. Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman). If there's one thing this new iteration of "Robocop" gets right, it's that this film is as much Dr. Norton's story as it is Murphy's. He's led down a golden path paved with promises to help the population at large by sacrificing, bit by bloody bit, pieces of Murphy's life.

The other thing that "Robocop" does differently from the original is thrust the family Murphy leaves behind front and center: wife Clara (Abbie Cornish) and son David (John Paul Ruttan). It took the sequel in the original franchise to get around to even addressing this, but it's a major plot point in the reboot, and that's a good thing. There's lots of modern twists that make this reboot timely, from the question of drones used on American soil to an always-on television culture that dissects everything and anything. There's just one problem: it's not funny.
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