Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Review: RoboCop (2014)

RoboCop remake was a joy too watch!

I was skeptical at first as I thought this would be another underwhelming 80s movie remake like recent Total Recall. But all I got was that awesome feeling when I watched the first Iron Man, one of the finest Marvel movies.

When I said Iron Man, RoboCop resembles a lot like that movie. It is an origin telling of how Alex Murphy became RoboCop. Joel Kinnaman works as the titular hero. No bad or overacting. A perfect cook.

Other cast in Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton & Samuel L. Jackson also brought some fun and 'heart' into the movie. The trio were marvelous, especially Michael Keaton, whom I rarely watched on big screen since Batman Returns.

The storyline developed great. I expected a dull plot with a lot of action scenes, but RoboCop found a balance between both elements. The thought-provoking issue of robot reliance (one for the future) being debated brilliantly, without having to worry it might annoy young audience.

The CGIs were alright, I guess. Didn't look like $200 million budgeted crap which disappoints in the end. In RoboCop, I've seen some of the best action scenes involving robots, which were digestible. haha

My only problem with the movie is its consistent pace. It has a nice origin build-up and momentum from the beginning, but was a bit disrupted by the sudden change of pace once Robocop went mental in the last 20 minutes. Some important scenes seemed rushed too.

But that's just a minor problem for me. I still enjoyed RoboCop. Although it is not a perfect blockbuster movie, I'm glad it didn't turn out to be stupid like some other remakes. The mecha-suit is cool, the cast are great, the plot exists and the action scenes are fun to watch.

I rated it 4 out of 5 stars.

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