Crime, Sci-Fi. Rated PG-13. 1 hour, 57 minutes.
by Kerry Hayes - © 2013 Columbia Pictures Industries,
Inc. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc.
of Gary Oldman and Joel Kinnaman in RoboCop (2014)
: : Proudly Shot in Detroit :::
may not been the perfect Valentine's Day movie to see, but you
can say that it is a love story between man and machine.
In this case, it is
a remake of the 1987 blockbuster that spawned two sequels, cartoons,
comic books, and a television series about Alex Murphy, a dedicated
Detroit police officer rebooted -- and upgraded -- by shadowy
corporation OCP as the half-human, half-machine cyborg Robocop
with the prime objectives to serve the public trust, protect the
innocent, and uphold the law.
You can say that "Robocop"
is a love letter to fans of Batman and Marvel Comics, with co-stars
Michael Keaton (Tim Burton's Batman), Gary Oldman (Commissioner
Gordon in Jonathan and Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight"
trilogy with Christian Bale as Batman), and Samuel L. Jackson
(S.H.I.E.L.D. superspy Nick Fury in "Iron Man," "Iron
Man 2," "Thor," "Captain America: The First
Avenger," "The Avengers," and "Captain America:
The Winter Soldier").
You might say that
"Robocop" is somewhat of a love story, as Alex tries
to be a husband and father to his wife and son -- despite the
circumstances; this is what was missing in 1990's "Robocop
2" and 1993's "Robocop 3," which are so-so, yet
both of them does have their moments.
Both the original and
this update are relevant to what's been happening in terms of
the economy, which includes the recession, corporate greed, and
big business. Like brooding Caped Crusader Batman in Gotham City,
Robocop defends Detroit from the acronym CCP: crime, corruption,
and politics, which is what our Motor City has been struggling
with in recent years.
Still, you can definitely
feel the love with "Robocop."
the Official Movie Trailer