What if there was a terrible explosion on your front lawn? The beautiful, safe home that you had tried to create: GONE. The fancy car that you were so proud to own:GONE. All of these things are devasting, but they are just material objects. What if your husband was standing out there when the blast occurred? What if you husband was literally blown to bits and all that was left was the vital organs he needed to survive and his mind? What if the only way you could have your husband back was to merge what was left of his body to a robot? Would you do it? Would you trust scientists to tamper with whatever is left of your husband and turn him into a crime fighting machine?
THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN JUSTICE
Arrived on Digital HD May 20 and on Blu-ray,
DVD and VOD June 3
Directed by José Padilha, RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley and Samuel L. Jackson. In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and OmniCorp – the world’s leader in robot technology – sees a golden opportunity to reap billions for their company. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured, OmniCorp grabs their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and will stop at nothing – no matter the cost to Alex – to make sure the program succeeds. But OmniCorp never counted on one thing: there is still a man fighting inside the machine.
I had never seen the original Robocop, so I really didn’t know what to expect. I remember when the movie was first released into theaters, my radio station Virgin 99.9 was raving about this movie. One of their morning show co-hosts, Maura Grierson, was lucky enough to secure a small role in the film as a TV broadcaster. Having listened to her for the past 8 years, I was excited to see this movie because someone ‘I knew’ is in it. The movie started off with the bang. I love the news broadcast opening as it provided you with a quick and easy back story to the movie. The characters of Michael Keaton, Joel Kinnaman and Samuel L Jackson were a good fit, very believable and enhanced the enjoy ability of the movie. Although the movie seemed to lack some girth when it came to the story line, it made up for it in action and robotic advancements. I loved watching Joel Kinnaman’s character ALEX transform and come to terms with his new-found body. The controversy of the plausibility of having robots in the police system versus military, was interesting and understandable. Overall, I enjoyed the high packed action of this movie and recommend it to people who enjoy action movies.