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RoboCop (José Padilha, 2014)

February 12, 2014

RoboCop-Joel-Kinnaman

The remake of RoboCop is a largely different beast to Paul Verhoeven’s original film, and is all the better for choosing not to be a slavish re-creation minus the trademark ultra-violence. The 2014 take may be less gory and far less cartoonish, but there is an actual satirical fire at its heart, just with different targets to those Verhoeven concerned himself with. If taken on its own terms with what it tries to do, rather than being glibly decried for everything it doesn’t retain from the original, there is a fair amount of merit to be found here, even if it doesn’t completely stick its landing at all times, nor ever reach the highs of its source material…

Click for the full review at Sound On Sight

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