Initial Release date: January 30, 2014, grand release dates February 7, 2014 (United Kingdom) February 12, 2014 (United States),
Music composed by: Pedro Bronfman,
Directed by: Jose Padilla
Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer EhleJay Baruchel
RoboCop is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Jose Padilha. It is the remake of the 1987 film of the same name and the stars are Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson in the title role.
A multinational Omni Corporation is a center of military “robot soldier” technology, it supplies soldier robots that are used overseas, Omni Corporation decided to sell their products using civilian law of enforcement in the United States. The Omni Corp CEO Raymond(Michael Keaton) ask his marketing team, together working with scientist Dr. Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman), for creating a new robot soldier by mixing man and machine, and planed to sold this product to the American people. They are searching for permanently injured policeman, Alex Murphy is a cop doing his operations against on crime and corruption at Detroit, he is critically injured in the line of duty, and Omni Corp utilizes his remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life.
Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) and his partner, Jack Lewis (Michael K. Williams), start the operation to arrest crime boss Antoine Vallon (Patrick Garrow). Lewis is hospitalized and Alex is nearly killed after Vallon has a bomb planned in his car, scientist Dennett Norton picks Alex for the RoboCop program, Alex at first rejects his current condition, but is convinced by Norton. Norton tampers with his brain, making him believe that his tactical decisions are his own when he is actually starting the program, In order to make Alex perform better.
Alex pursues Vallon for revenge. Arrives at his hideout, Vallon nearly succeeds in killing him but is finally shot by Alex. At the station Alex kills one of the corrupt cops and arrests the other one of Vallon’s contacts.
Director Jose Padilha (Elite Force) treats the science materials with respect and finesse. There is some interesting science fiction ideas in story’s core, that keep the viewer engaged when the action slows down. The cast runs with deep talent, and is probably way better than this movie deserved. Nice to see Michael Keaton on screen as the head of OmniCorp, and Gary Oldman plays a role as a scientist creates the robotic suit. And the sound design is excellent.