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This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The world is devastated by a natural disaster and virus, so let's spend billions in our precious resources to build a clockwork maze and biotechnical terrors to populate it for the purpose of torturing children so we can study their brains to figure out why they are a immune to said virus.
And all the while I don't give two-flips about the characters because they are hollow charicatures, devoid of history. Of course, this is the first in a…
Overlong, dry and just kinda boring, especially for movie depicting recent history. The acting is decent though I don't care a bit about anyone on screen. I mean I already know how it turns out. It's not even an interesting documentary.
The climactic assault is often just a dark screen with vague hints of motion to be anything but frustrating - realistic lighting, maybe; bad storytelling, definitely.
The best thing about the movie is the somber soundtrack by Alexandre Desplat.
First off, I'm one of those rare people who didn't like the original RoboCop. Too heavy handed, and Paul Verhooven is just too much in love with gratuitous...well everything. Peter Weller is that movie's only saving grace.
The remake is more serious than the original, trying for a more intelligent look at what it would be to become a cyborg, while still having the over-the-top political satire in the form of the Samuel L. Jackson segments (playing a jingoistic journalist…