Sound Off: José Padilha's 'RoboCop' Remake - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
February 14, 2014
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? We've got the future under control. We do? Now in theaters everywhere is the remake of yet another 1980's classic, RoboCop. This new take on RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman as Detroit's Alex Murphy, directed by Brazilian filmmaker José Padilha (Elite Squad). The impressive cast includes: Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams and Samuel L. Jackson. So is it any good? Does it desecrate the original? Is it one big pointless remake, or not? If you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on the RoboCop remake.
To fuel the fire, I have not yet seen the new RoboCop myself, as Sony chose not to screen it for me (I assume this post is why). Until I can see it and update this with my own thoughts, here is an excerpt from Jeremy's 7.5/10 review of the movie: "It is, at the very least, unexpected, and in a day and age where Hollywood remakes are perfectly content with playing paint-by-numbers, the RoboCop remake is attempting to show us something new. It doesn't exceed on brains and at times becomes messy in all the wrong ways, but there is much RoboCop has to offer to the action junky. You can't say the same for most of the rest of this franchise."
What did you think of José Padilha's RoboCop? An entertaining remake, or big waste of time?
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