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The original half-man-half-machine cop was introduced in 1987 and 28 years later we have a remake in the sci-fi, action film, Robocop. The year is 2028 and the CEO (Michael Keaton) of multinational Omnicorp, wants to see robots in the police force in every city. When a policeman (Joel Kinnaman) is severely injured in an explosion, he is rebuilt with robotic parts along with a computer brain and a futuristic gun. I really wanted to like this film, but it just lacked something. (Maybe a lot of something’s.) It would have been nice to have some sort of super-villain for Robocop to fight instead of just shooting up your basic bad guys. (That is kind of like Superman arm wrestling the mechanic down the street) Joel Kinnaman’s acting was kind of, well, robotic, but he did the best he could with the script he was given. Also, with a supporting cast that included Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson, you would think the characters would be interesting, but instead we just have bland. The original film was much darker and more violent which is a surprise because action movies nowadays can usually be described as bloody and brutal. Speaking of dark, I heard there was a gunfight in a dark warehouse, perhaps as a way to save money on action shots or give the blind movie critic a leg up on a gunfight that no one else could see either! This film is great for old Robocop fans with bad memories or 12 year old kids. I’m giving this run of the mill action film a C- rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA