Like our last featured film – RoboCop is set in the near future where drones manufactured by OmniCorp have become one of the dominant forms of policing worldwide but are barred by law from operating within the US. Recognizing the potential revenue being lost, OmniCorp owner Raymond Sellars embarks upon an ambitious marketing ploy of sorts – combining man and machine – to create a cybernetic cop. Lucky for him, he the perfect candidate falls into his lap more or less. After a car bomb leaves Detroit police officer Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman), critically wounded, Murphy’s wife Clara (Abbie Cornish) consents to having him resurrected as a crime-fighting robot. Albeit, one that finds himself slave to a corporate grade like the 1987 original.
Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune writes, “Intriguingly ambiguous – there’s a lot to enjoy. This movie comes at you with an idea or two, as well as every available gun blazing.” Boxoffice.com predicts that RoboCop will take in $28M this weekend.
Rating: PG-13 // Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi // Runtime: 1 hr. and 48 min. // Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson // Directed by: José Padilha // Screenplay by: Joshua Zetumer // Based on the 1987 Screenplay by: Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner // Produced by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Strike Entertainment // Distributed by: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Releasing, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment