Friday, February 14, 2014
The story takes place in Detroit in the year 2028. Most countries around the world have implemented a robot police force except for the United States. Congress has decided that they want real people with emotion as their police force and not robots. So of course the comprise that the company OmniCorp comes up with is a half-robot, half-human. Officer Alex Murphy becomes the perfect candidate when he nearly dies in an explosion intended to kill him. Initially this seems like a perfect plan for OmniCorp, but things quickly become complicated for all parties stemming from the fact that, despite the strings that OmniCorp tries to pull, Alex has not lost his memory and begins to fight against his programming.
Overall, if you are here to watch a RoboCop movie that focuses solely on bloody, over-the-top action throughout, you are going to be rather disappointed because that's not what this movie is. This movie is a well-acted, well-thought action movie that is more focused on the intriguing and emotional story than the action. I really liked that about the movie. Do I think it's better or worse than the original? I'm not going to make that call. They are two very different movies. Of course there are going to be plenty of haters towards this movie that will try to tell you it's a watered-down pathetic remake of a classic. My advise is to not listen to them. Haters will hate. The RobocCop remake is worth your time and money. I give it an 8/10.