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Firstly let me say, it's a long time since I last watched the1987 Original Movie,
though I do now have the re-mastered 'Blu-ray' version.....I will 'post' comparisons
when in the near future I watch the 1987 version.
This version is perfectly watchable, though the Original (Watched on the remastered
Blu-ray) has far more action, attitude, and graphic violence on-board, it is far more
exciting than this the new-version, of course, if you've never seen the original
perhaps it would be worth giving it a spin.
What I can say from the out-set is that the 'original' carries an '18' rating whilst this
the re-make carries a '12' which immediately suggests that the new-version has been
tailored for a wider and younger audience.
The location 'Detroit City' The Year '2028' Crime is out of control.
A large Corporation 'Omnicorp' is trying to break into the lucrative 'American' market
with their 'Law enforcing Robots' which have been accepted in many other countries
throughout the World.
The 'American' public and their sceptical politicians wont accept 'Robots' that
possess no feelings and conscience to walk the streets of 'America'
'Alex Murphy' (Joel Kinnaman) a happily married man with wife 'Clara' (Abbie Cornish)
and young son 'David' (John Paul Rutten) is a well respected 'Detroit City' Cop, when
an explosion critically injures 'Alex' the ruthless Corporation see an opportunity.
They had considered in the light of overwhelming rejection of their 'Robot' program to
use the technology they have to create a part Human, part Robot law-enforcement
operative, now they have, with 'Clara's' initial approval an ideal candidate in 'Alex'
The head of the 'Omnicorp' Corporation instructs it's Science Lab to implement the
Months after the life-threatening attack on him, 'Alex' now part-man part machine is
ready to be put through his paces, in effect he is a computer enhanced law enforcer
with a deadly array of weaponry.
He is ready to confront his wife and son at their home, but what emotion has he been
left with ?
On the streets he sets out to right wrongs and clear the streets of crime, he is programed
to be aware of all criminal activity, however it is against police protocol to solve a crime,

in which he had been the victim .....however he is programed to arrest criminals, with force
as and when.
What the Corporation led by 'Dr Dennett Norton' (Gary Oldman) had not counted upon is that
'Alex' though heavily programmed still has a mind of his own.
Though the re-make has obviously been tailored to accommodate younger viewers and probably
lacks the graphic scenes of the original, it is a hi-tec and action-packed presentation with the
many benefits afforded by todays Special-Effect advances.
Better than I expected in truth.
Special Features -
* Deleted Scenes.
* DMNI Corporate product Video's.
* Featurettes - 'The Illusion of Free Will'. - 'To Serve and Protect' - 'The Robocop suit'.
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on 18 March 2017
This is a poor film. It totally lacks the intelligence and subtlety that made the original so good. The whole point of the original film is totally missed and this turns in to a typical modern shallow feature with no real depth or wit. Don't bother.
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on 1 June 2017
Not as good as the original but still enjoyable
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on 29 May 2017
Many have trashed this remake, but I liked it very much. Great effects and great story re-telling.
Most definitely worth it!
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on 22 January 2015
A interesting remake of a classic film. Has lost some of the dark humour but makes up for it in spectacle and effects.
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on 18 June 2017
ok, nothing special
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on 11 February 2017
Not as good as the real Robocop sorry.
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on 21 May 2017
As a stand-alone film, this is actually a decent film, but it pales in comparison to the original.
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on 2 November 2014
Item just described,good posting time came before due date,good movie enjoyed it BUT not as good as the original movie,great service & would buy from this seller again.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 30 August 2015
While this potential reboot is watchable enough, with a half decent script, director and cast, it is not a patch on the original. The original was a gleefully violent tale with a pantomime morality. The modern version is potentially subtler with an overly fussy but ultimately neutered plot.

My gripes -

# There was not enough robocop wiping out baddies,
# filming in Canada and pretending it was Detroit, lost that grimy hopeless post apocalyptic feel
# Omnicorp now just seemed a bit misguided, rather than certifiably rabid
# why tag concerns about cctv surveillance and drones, onto a story that should be about the morality of half human robots
# the script fumbles the ambiguity as to whether robocop was Murphy, and whether he was still human
# having robocop lying on a motorbike and zipping around town a lot, was just a stupid timefiller
# how could robocop download all that data, does he have a flash drive in his noggin? Why not just browse via wifi, as he did for everything else.

In its favour, it was clearly filmed with some affection for the original, the towering Basil Poledouris theme reappears, as does the line “I’d buy that for a dollar”. Some new scenes work well, the rebooted initial killing of Murphy and him waking up for the first time, were both confident and memorable.

Undemanding sf action fans are likely to find this a better than average time-passer, but basically this comes across as a cluttered early draft script mixing up Ironman with Robocop for an undemanding multiplex audience. The final script is far too timid treating American foreign policy and corporates as sacred cows. At heart Robocop is a vicious satire of an appalling possible American, with ED-209s shooting a lot of innocent people. The new version is sadly a tasteful blander suburban corporate friendly reboot.
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