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2.0 out of 5 stars Robocop as a superhero, 18 Feb. 2014
This review is from: Robocop [Blu-ray] [2014] (Blu-ray)
Like the existence of a bad book adaptation, this has no effect on the original - this is a film in its own right with its own set of tricks (read: satire of republican media in Samuel L. Jackson). The 1987 Robocop was always the best Judge Dredd in cinema only with an added Jesus complex, in this 2014 version they have turned him into a superhero and this - his origin story. Superheroes have been commoditised way past the point of being bland; the major problem though is what is done with the antagonists. There is a nicely defined big bad for most of the film (barely there but he's a figure in the film) but because there is so little in the way story they resolve that conflict far too soon. This leaves 15 minutes of "that'll do", with character logic driven into a brick wall in hilariously misguided fashion.This outing for Robocop is far from good; all it gets by on is the ever classy Gary Oldman and some energetically shot action sequences.
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