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''BETTER THAN I EXPECTED'
on 12 June 2014
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'.