RoboCop – 10/10
After I read some information about the upcoming RoboCop reboot I felt nostalgic and wanted to re-watch the 1987 version again, and it really holds its own really well so many years after.
I can with confidence say I can find nothing wrong with this movie at all. The acting is top notch, you can see all the practice Peter Weller put into his robotic movements really pays of, and it’s really believable making you think it’s an actual robot/cyborg and not just a guy in a suit.
The story is delivered really well; man gets turned into robot that becomes more human as he delves into his past life. This is neatly emphasized when you listen to his voice; it sounds really robotic with a hollow undertone, then changes completely to human near the end.
I find the movies representation of the future really charming as you can clearly see elements from the 80’s in it, women with huge glasses and colourful clothing, huge old fashioned televisions to tape-reel-recorders.
I don’t know that if liking the old one so much, I will set myself up to a huge disappointment when the reboot comes out. Don’t get me wrong I can’t wait to see what Josť Padilha will do with Paul Verhoeven’s classic and how Joel Kinnaman will act out the role as RoboCop. The only negatives are the change in his style, the new Robo Bat Cop Man look doesn't really appeal. He is no longer that knight in shining armour, but black and stealthy with some transformers mixed in (yea like a combat mode thing). And no more robotic moves as the new RoboCop have to be more “human”.
The movie will not see the light until 2014 so it can still change I guess, so I will just wait and see what is going to happen. And if worse comes to worse, the old one is still awesome.