Summary: The theme for the film is what will make the project a success in my opinion, because it will be a topic that will most likely be discussed well after you leave the theater; I know I was still thinking about it.
Conclusion: Paul Verhoeven's 1987 RoboCop remains an unsurpassable classic, partly because it came first and partly because Verhoeven's cheerfully offensive visuals have a unique panache that no one else could hope to equal.
Excerpt: The movie was ambitious beyond its budget, but thankfully all involved brought their A-game, from the cast’s inspired performances to Basil Poledouris’ operatic musical score to the innovative use of old-school special effects, to Rob Bottin’s landmark RoboSuit and makeup work.
Excerpt: Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop was not a film that needed to be remade. With its countless memorable lines and scenes, over-the-top violence, and awesome, original sci-fi world building, the 1987 movie remains an action classic to this day (even if some of the effects can’t compare to what modern...
Excerpt: The year is 2028. Robot technology is at the forefront of defense, thanks to multinational conglomerate OmniCorp. Terrorism is down with the advent of robotic drones and statistics would seem to place favour on this new line of policing.
Excerpt: Oh man…I’m getting old. I can remember seeing RoboCop in the theaters in 1987 and being aghast at the graphic violence in the film. Granted I’ve become so desensitized to it since, it’s a mere afterthought, but at the time I didn’t know what to think.
Conclusion: Peter Weller has played a wide range of characters in his varied career, ranging from the hallucinating writer/exterminator in Naked Lunch to outright villains in 24 and Dexter to ambiguous figures such as Admiral Marcus in the recent Star Trek: Into Darkness .
Excerpt: One thing people rarely concede of nihilism: Its scope is infinitely epic. Compared to its new remake, Paul Verhoeven's big, brass-balled American breakthrough, RoboCop , looks cheaper than ever, a mess of dirty matte shots, Class of Nuke 'Em High splatter, and Silver Era stop-motion miniatures that...