Thursday Played Robocop (2014)
Friday Watched Robocop (2014)
4.2/5 (amazon 3.4/5, imdb 6.4/10, rotten tomatoes 56%, AVS Ralph Potts: 3/5
Well it looks like I liked it more than anyone else. Based on the reviews I'd seen before hand, and the PG13 rating, I thought it would be terrible (e.g.: R.I.N.O. = robocop in name only)
But actually the plot such as it is hangs together except at the end, and the computer screens everywhere were interesting fonts and layouts.
Yeah the good guys weren't as good or as campy, and the bad guys weren't as bad. I hated the black suit when the commercials were on television many months ago. Some vaguely interesting and somewhat depressing politics, but no laughs at the world. A few homages to the original here and there.
Michael Keaton doesn't shine, but is much better than the lead. Gary Oldman is very good, carried the movie.
It took me a moment to recall who Jackie Earle Haley was due to the change in haircut from his Guerrero Human Target and Rorschach Watchmen.
The crowd when Robocop makes his first public relations appearance was interesting.
The first glimpse of the crowd on television shows a bunch of protest signs (Jobs for men Not robots).
The second glimpse of it on television shows no protest signs -- Omnicorp has obviously removed everyone carrying a protest sign.
The third glimpse of the crowd shows a bunch of people waving little American flags, but still no protesting.
The last glimpse of the crowd shows some protesters carrying signs, but they're in the back, and all the protest signs are turned away from the cameras, and there are uniformed police officers every ten feet in the crowd.
Gross: $58,000,000 (USA)
I see there may be a "Robocops (2017)".
Quote:We live in an age that lends itself to LOADS of satire and humor. Technology, politics, media, corporate domination...all could have been ripped apart with a tongue firmly planted in cheek. Unfortunately, while the film touches subtly on those subjects, several opportunities are either missed or ignored all together. The end result leaves little laughs to be had. It's a film about a cyborg cop, ladies and gentlemen. As Heath Ledger's Joker famously says..."Why so serious???".