With the release of the “RoboCop” remake in a few hours, Sony is releasing new TV spot for a last minute push to get more people in theaters. The movie itself is ok, but not as good as the original. I think that’s “par for the course” with remakes and expectations, but the film is still a fun February action film, if that’s what you’re into.
“In 2028, multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of military “robot soldier” technology, supplying the US Military with mechanical soldiers that are used overseas. OmniCorp wants to sell their products for use in civilian law enforcement in the United States but public opinion, embodied by the Dreyfuss Act, prevents this. OmniCorp CEO Raymond Sellars asks his marketing team, in conjunction with scientist Dr. Dennett Norton , to create a new law enforcement product by combining human and machine that he believes can be “sold” to the American public, and cause the Dreyfuss Act to be voted down in Congress. They begin looking for a police officer who was permanently injured to act as the core of their prototype.
Policeman Alex Murphy is critically injured by a carbomb planted by crooked cops under the payroll of local crime boss Antoine Vallon. Norton picks Murphy for the RoboCop program, and after getting consent from Murphy’s wife, Clara, has him outfitted with the RoboCop body and software, which gives him enhanced strength along with instant computing information in his brain.”
“RoboCop” stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael Kenneth Williams, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Miguel Ferrer, Jennifer Ehle, and Jay Baruchel. The remake hits theaters everywhere on February 12, in 3D and IMAX.