I don’t have the irrational hatred of remakes that many other lovers of film do. If a remake is worthy, then fine, if not, it’s not like the original isn’t still there to enjoy. This remake of the classic Paul Verhoeven action movie kind of reminded me of RoboCop light. It went down smooth, and was neither boring or needlessly complex. It was enjoyable for the duration, but after it was over, I found myself simply ready to move on with my life and forget about it entirely. The updated special effects were nice, Michael Keaton is a fine villain, and Samuel L. Jacksons makes a great “Black Glenn Beck” for lack of a better comparison, but this movie is missing the twisted heart of the campy (and graphically violent) original. The original RoboCop is a movie that, love it or hate it, will stick with you long after your first viewing, this movie will be forgotten by most everyone who sees it, and rather quickly at that. It’s not a bad movie, but the best parts of it were Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson and we didn’t get near enough of them.
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