Film: "Robocop"; Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Samuel L. Jackson; Director: Jose Padilha; Rating: **
The original Paul Verhoeven's "Robocop" in 1987 was ahead of its times with its concept and presentation, while this one by Jose Padilha, literally and figuratively drags time.
A character-centric film of a half-man, half-machine enforcer of law, "Robocop" delves in the transformation of a human being into an emotionless Robotic Killing Machine. The film portrays Robocop Alex Murphy's (Joel Kinnaman) attempt in cleaning up the city and then tuning his computerized memory on those who tried to kill him.
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