If I had anything better to do with my time, I would have just watched the 1987 “RoboCop.” It would be me watching the 1987 “RoboCop” drinking a soda and using the most recent “RoboCop” film as a coaster for that soda. Most of the time when watching remakes, you generally just think how much better it would be to watch the original versions of the remakes you’re watching. To be honest, it is not just the fact that it is a remake that makes it not a good movie, it is the fact that it is just nothing but action and no plot development.
This “RoboCop” film is a mess for a variety of reasons. Starting with the idea of building a robot suit and the damage that people have to take just to be in the suits. Another conflict is the fact that Samuel L. Jackson is playing the news person. He is the legendary boss in “Pulp Fiction” not the man to just be watching as a news person in a movie. The other man that is in the same position is Michael Keaton, playing an inventor, but no enthusiasm with his role. Where I would just see Jackson crush him using his graphic dialogue from “Pulp Fiction.”
Blah Blah Blah, this film is slow and disorganized, and the plot line cannot be described as disorganized. It is one of those films where the production company was thinking to make the previews all attention grabbing but yet not put effort into the actual film to be enjoyable.
I honestly do not like this movie. I have seen the original “RoboCop” and that one I loved this one was just a mess made for Valentines Day. One Star.