Director: Jose Padilha
Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, Samuel L Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earl Haley
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2014's new model of Robocop is a well-acted affair of action mediocrity that has a few interesting ideas and attempts topical relevance, but is largely pedestrian and ultimately forgettable. It never reaches goofy realms that the previous follow ups to Robocop had, but at least those films had some guts, took chances and attempted to make a mark. This new rendition is a completely safe affair that seems to worry too much about being slick and over explaining how everything in Robocop's world works. Much like Paul Verhoeven's other remade work Total Recall, its another shining example that maybe we should leave his stuff alone (unless he wants to come back to it) as he seems to be the only one that truly understands how to make them work.
RATING - 2 out of 5