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RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi | 12 February 2014 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Kinnaman ... Alex Murphy / RoboCop
Gary Oldman ... Dr. Dennett Norton
Michael Keaton ... Raymond Sellars
Abbie Cornish ... Clara Murphy
Jackie Earle Haley ... Rick Mattox
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Jack Lewis (as Michael K. Williams)
Jennifer Ehle ... Liz Kline
Jay Baruchel ... Tom Pope
Marianne Jean-Baptiste ... Chief Karen Dean
Samuel L. Jackson ... Pat Novak
Aimee Garcia ... Jae Kim
Douglas Urbanski ... Mayor Durant
John Paul Ruttan ... David Murphy
Patrick Garrow ... Antoine Vallon
K.C. Collins ... Andre Daniels
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Persian | Ukrainian

Release Date:

12 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

OmniCorp See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,681,430, 16 February 2014

Gross USA:

$58,607,007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$242,688,965
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 2028. See more »

Goofs

Doctor Norton says that Murphy suffers "4th degree burns on 80% of his body". The bombing scene - and the images shown of Murphy afterwards - does not convey anywhere near that kind of damage. The imagery has likely been toned down for the PG-13 rating. See more »

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Walter Karrel: DON'T SHOOT! DON'T SHOOT! Don't shoot, don't shoot, don't shoot!
RoboCop: Walter Karrel, look at me. You have two options. Option 1: I shoot you with 50,000 volts which may cause respiratory failure, organ malfunction, internal burns, and loss in bowel and bladder control and then I arrest you. Option 2: you tell me where John Bigg's drug lab is located and then I arrest you. You have two seconds to decide.
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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 »

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Hocus Pocus
Written by Thijs Van Leer (as Thijs van Leer) & Jan Akkerman
Performed by Focus
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Warning: this film does NOT contain scenes of graphic violence
10 June 2014 | by bowmanblueSee all my reviews

Yes, they've gone and remade another classic. Whether you loved or hated the original Robocop movie in the eighties (and, let's face it... most of us loved it!), you'll find it difficult to deny that it was popular. And one of its major traits was how deliciously over-the-top violent it was. It contained numerous scenes of graphic violence and interlinked them with (no so subtle) social commentary, making it a sheer delight to watch (assuming your cup of tea was watching an indestructible cyborg brutally wiping out scores of scum-bags).

Now, twenty-five years later, it gets rebooted (not including the pretty poor showings which made up Robocop's sequels and TV spin-off show). And, the first thing you need to know, is that it's no longer an 'adult' movie. Due to the film-makers wanting to claw back as much of its budget as they could, they've gone and made it a PG-13/12 certificate. So, what we're left with is the cyborg-action equivalent of World War Z (a mainstream big budget zombie film with no violence or gore).

This is the major 'flaw' in the film (which most people seem to dwell on). It's fair to say that this reboot hasn't performed as well as the producers would have liked it to (I'll bet they were hoping this would be the springboard to launch a lucrative franchise off of). However, if you get over the die-hard fans and their shouts of disapproval because no one gets melted in a vat of toxic waste, you may actually enjoy it.

Yes, the action is greatly reduced, but what's there is still pretty cool. Plus the cast is excellent and what it lacks in fight scenes it makes up for in commentary on today's modern way of life and how much computers (and in this case robots) intrude and may well intrude with our day to day existence.

If you ask me which Robocop is better (1987 vs 2014) I would say the original, but simply because it was just that – the original. Plus I have never ending nostalgia for one of my favourite childhood movies. However, if you can put any bias you have to the back of your mind and look at this one as a completely fresh tale which simply borrows major plot points and situations from its source material, then you may just find an enjoyable movie in there somewhere.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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