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Jun 7 14 8:43 PM
Just because there are very few women who reviewed this movie.
INTRODUCTION: I saw the first Robocop on vacation in Denver, Colorado with my soul sister. We enjoyed the movie very much. So when the new version came out in 2014 I was extremely skeptical. After all, there was no Peter Weller with his amazing jaw line to carry the movie. I am happy to report that I was wrong. Very wrong.
OVERALL: Well WOW!! This was really good. And believable. I was impressed the minute it Samuel L. Jackson was heard warming up his voice. The movie kept me guessing and entertained.
POINTS: Well made movie with good pacing and a wide range of characters. I enjoyed it. Also there were several African-American characters and the extras seemed to be varied in color and gender as well. Always like that.
PITFALLS: I missed the Murphy character from the original movie.
FEMALE CHARACTER(S): The main heroine, Robocop’s wife, Clara Murphy played by Abbie Cornish is a typical “wife” in a movie where the male lead/husband goes through some trauma. We see her at home and I always wonder if the “wife” character works. Although she seems to be a typical “wife” she does have some backbone and does some cool things at the end. Granted we really only see her as wife and mother, but you can see Ms. Cornish is building, or at least trying to build a fun character.
There are also several other supporting female characters that are fun. I love the actress Jennifer Ehle who plays a lawyer/corporate type. It is fun to watch her manipulate and change tactics depending on who she is talking to in the movie. There is also Chief Karen Dean played by Marianne Jean-Baptiste who is the police chief. Yay! However there is an unfortunate with this.
CULTURAL PITFALL(S): I missed the character of Murphy from the original movie. She was a cop who worked with the Robocop. I missed having a cool woman cop.
* [SPOILER ALERT] * The police chief who is a black woman ends up being a villain. Drat. However this did not make me as angry as usual due to many colors and genders in the movie in the background and taking up supporting roles. * END [SPOILER ALERT] *
1.) Men and Women. When people in this movie talk about the general public characters say men and women – not only men. I truly appreciate that.
2.) Acting. I love this cast. So many good actors and actresses working together. They are masters of their craft and watching them work was a joy. I haven’t seen Michael Keaton in years and it was good to watch him flex his acting muscles. I always love seeing Jennifer Ehle too. Her voice and delivery are always perfect. Samuel L. Jackson opens this movie and commands it as a sort of narrator. Well done everyone.
3.) Surprise. Speaking of acting the Robocop himself Joel Kinnaman was quite excellent. I thought he was a nobody who could never match the chops or skill of Peter Weller the original Robocop.
4.) Samuel L. Jackson opening the movie with vocal exercises. OMG. I LOVED IT!!!
5.) * [SPOILER ALERT] * There is a scene when Alex Murphy aka Robocop discovers he is more machine than human. In these scene he and the audience can see his lungs working and his brain being kept functioning due to the machines. It is very moving and scary. * END [SPOILER ALERT] *
BECHDEL TEST (Website): 2 of 3. Well done.
RACIAL BECHDEL TEST (Website): Couldn’t find anything from the site at this time but I would rate it a 1 of 3. There are at least three named African-American characters in the movie and they all have their own personalities and jobs in the movie.
IMDB: Robocop (2014)
OFFICIAL MOVIE WEBSITE: Robocop
DVD/BLU-RAY WORTHY: Yes! In fact, I got to see it in my living room.
LION PAW PRINTS: 3 of 5. Well done
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Jun 7 14 8:56 PM
There was a smaller display n my grocery today too.
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Why Robocop Has His Right Hand, Blu-ray Deleted Scene:
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RoboCop — Best Movie Borg. Of all the borgs visualized in 2014 we think the reveal to Joel Kinnaman’s Alex Murphy of his own cybernetics in the better-than-expected reboot of RoboCop was the best borg scene of the year. Like the similar scene with Jake Gyllenhaal in Source Code, RoboCop’s creators gave us a real view of what a cybernetic human would look like if technology catches up with fiction. And with a reboot of The Six Million Dollar Man coming our way in 2016, RoboCop has set the bar pretty high for how moviemakers address how an almost entirely destroyed human wrestles with bionic limbs.
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It must be a slow news day for Den of Geek (9/10/15). I'd be shocked if they ever did a sequel to Robocop, but I appreciate that he makes lots of good points that this movie was far from a 'bust' as some fanboys like to fantasize.
Robocop did as well and better than the American 'Girl with a Dragon Tattoo', in particular with post-theater interest, yet they persist in talking about continuing that series. Robocop for sure did better than lots of other movies that have been given sequels. But, as with GWDT, my guess is that remakes might have a much higher threshold for green-lights for sequels than original movies, since people have already seen the originals and their sequels years before. There'd have to be a good reason to do it.
There may still be a new RoboCop 2, as Sony hasn't closed the door on the project yet...
The reboot/remake/whatever of RoboCop remains, for us, one of the more pleasant sci-fi surprises of recent times. Appreciating it wasn’t everyone’s tin of baby food, we liked that it had ideas of its own, tried something different, and took something of a gamble. It would have been even better had the need for a PG-13 certificate been removed, and thus RoboCop could have a proper gun. But that’s how things are right now, it seems.
The film proved to be a decent hit for Sony and its assorted distribution partners around the globe, with it bringing in $242m on its cinema release, and plenty more on home formats. Granted, it wasn’t cheap to make ($100m), and it didn’t do the business in the US ($58m), but elsewhere in the world – in China and the UK in particular – RoboCop was a good hit.
That said, there’s hardly been active chatter about coming back for another film. So we had a look around to find out what was happening.
As it turns out, it’s not a closed project at Sony, although it doesn’t appear to be one the studio is heavily pursuing. Nonetheless, we understand that it is still welcoming pitches for a further RoboCop venture. Our source confirmed that Sony hasn’t shut the project down, although it doesn’t appear to be a high priority.
If a further RoboCop film does get off the ground, then it’s a fair bet it’d be a Chinese co-production. The RoboReboot took $50m in China alone, and amongst the many Hollywood movies that have partnered with Chinese studios, a RoboCop 2.0 would actually lend itself to being partly set in China, given a thread from the first film.
It’s still in the balance whether RoboCop in Joel Kinnaman guise will return. But it’s certainly not a closed book.
Your move, Sony…
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