Robocop 2014 – A remake “review”..

Robocop 2014 PosterWow, it’s been a while. But in what better way to boot things back up again, then to take a look at the latest installment of the (now of annoying proportions) trend that is Remakes. Yes, you guessed it. I’m talking about Robocop.

The definitive 80’s action-flick has now gone under the remake-treatment…. and the verdict? Oh yeah, I’m definitely recommending this one, no doubt about it and I’m also pretty sure that I’ll be going to see it at least once more before it stops showing. Why? Because it was just that awesome! Sure it had its flaws, but I dare you to name a remake that didn’t. Couldn’t think of one? I thought so! But enough about that, let’s talk about the movie as it is…

First off, when I saw the first trailer, I got a mixed bag of feelings toward the movie. I felt that it had the potential to be a hit, or it could tank completely. The main thing that worried me was the fact that they made him black (“Make him more tactical, make him more… let’s go with black”). My initial reaction was, WHAT?! NO!!, but… it worked. Another thing that made me crinch was that he was riding a motorcycle. Robo’ shouldn’t ride a motorcycle, he should be burning rubber, bouncing his way out of the garage. But, again… it worked. It was actually pretty damn awesome!

Another thing I felt kinda unnecessary was the “Novak Element”, the Sam. Jackson-portions of the film. It did draw some necessity from the political aspect of the plot, but I do feel that the film in itself could have been just as good without it, I have to say. Never the less, it’s always fun to see Samuel L. Jackson on screen (even though he is in everything). “But how did the movie stand in comparison to the original?” you ask? Well, honestly… I’d say it can stand proud. Sure, it could never take its place as a cult classic, but (as long as it’s a hit at the box office) it will definitely spawn a new franchise of its own, I’m sure of it…

Joel Robocop

I also have to say that, even though Peter Weller was a fantastic Robocop (no, not just because he was THE Robocop), my countryman Joel Kinnaman did one hell of a job in both his role as detective Alex Murphy and Robocop. Without a single shred of doubt in my mind, Kinnaman is on the verge of exploding into Superstardom, and I can’t wait to see him in more blockbusters like this!

Well, you know me, I’m not for prolonging anyone’s experiences by drawing stuff out to the extreme, so I’ll conclude this “review” with these words; If you haven’t had the chance to see this film, I highly suggest that you do, as soon as you possibly can, because it was well worth the otherwise overly priced ticket.

So, until next time…. how are you?


About hanktango

This is not a serious movie review-blog. I do not review movies in a fashion that certified critics would. I think about stuff when I watch movies, and then write about those thoughts I had during the movie. I sometimes also think about other stuff related to movies, like castings, sequels and a whole bunch of other stuff. Sometimes, I even think about video games and then write about that. The only thing that's really specific to my writing, is that I write to you in the same way I would talk to you about all this stuff. So please, enjoy my writings, and if you were to get offended by anything, I would suggest you unravel that bunched up pantyhose you have stuck up your butt and stop being so sensitive, because honestly... that's Your problem, not anyone elses. Thank you! View all posts by hanktango

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