Perygl Reviews: RoboCop (2014)

My thoughts on the RoboCop remake

Robocop 2014

RoboCop? More like RoboFlop! The remake none of us wanted to see. Being a big fan of the original 1987 cult classic, it was always going to be a challenge to enjoy this trumped-up excuse for a toy advert. Curiosity got the better of me after seeing the impressive special effects in the trailers. I admit to thinking that they may have done something different and fresh with the story and the concept. Sadly not. It wasn’t a great film. Even worse, it was not even a good film. All of the edgy humour, political commentary and violence of the original are nowhere to be found in Jose Padhila’s version. In fact, everything that was great about Paul Verhoven’s classic has been completely assimilated and churned out again in to a gooey paste of a movie that can only be likened to baby food.

Joel Kinnaman as Detroit Police Detective Alex Murphy. Joel Kinnaman as Detroit Police Detective…

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Currently a first year undergraduate in Film & Media Studies.
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