Saturday, March 8, 2014

Robocop (2014) review

Well. Well. Well. Another very late post by a lazy writer *guilty smile. So I have risen from the grave to write again. This time, I want to write about a movie that I've watched like a zillion years ago. I'm just kidding. I watched it just a month ago. Maybe it's too late. But my motto is "better late than nothing". Hence, I still write this. I've never seen the original Robocop movie. So I can't tell you which one is better (the general consensus among movie lovers seems favoring the original). If you want to find out my opinion about this movie, just read my review below.

Robocop movie poster.  Source:IMDb.com
The most frequent complaint that I heard about this movie is that it doesn't have the same level of satire and gore as the original. Actually, I don't mind if it's not gore. I'm  not a big fans of violence scenes nor the sight of blood, flesh, bone and internal organs. So I find that the action scenes in this movie quite satisfactory.The music is so so. The story is interesting enough, but I can't help to think that they can do better. There's a sosio-politic allegory in this movie that if optimally explored could made it has more weight

What I love in this version of Robocop is the acting, particularly Gary Oldman and Samual L. Jackson (very entertaining as Pat Novak the presenter). Joel Kinnaman is quite okay as the main protagonist. What I feels this movie lack is a great antagonist. It makes this movie less thrilling and the climax less exciting.

Overall, I love this movie. By no means a masterpiece, but very enjoyable indeed. What's your opinion about this movie? Like it? Hate it? Comment below and let me know.

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