High Robocop 2014 review expectations considering cast
When we first heard about the new Robocop reboot we couldn’t help remaining sceptical about another remake, especially as we are big fans of the original film. However, reports about the cast members have given us reason to rethink our initial reaction and now we are anticipating an entertaining return to the franchise that could be even better than the 1987 version.
With big names like Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson we are starting to get excited about Robocop 2014 and an article on The Press-Entertainment website highlights Joel Kinnaman who will be playing Robocop and Abblie Cornish who looks set to play his partner.
Additional cast members include Jackie Earle Haley, Jennifer Ehle and Jay Baruchel, as this film intends to replay the story of the original where a cop is critically injured and used as a guinea pig to test out a half robot, half man creation to take on the criminal elements as a law enforcing machine.
With Keaton and Jackson playing villains we intrigued to know if this version will be as gritty and violent as the original, or whether Robocop will be portrayed more as a hero in this. According to reports the aspects of what makes us human will be explored and how the human spirit can override anything.
From what we understand the film also pays homage to the original silver suit, before this is traded up to sleek looking black suit with a red visor. The black suit is starting to grow on me the more I see it, although I cannot help feeling that some of the violent scenes from the first film may be missed.
I remember watching the original when I was younger and there are a few parts that stick in my mind, like the ambush that traps police officer Alex Murphy, and murders him, not to mention the toxic waste scene and the ED-209 enforcement droid killing a board member during a demonstration.
In our previous Robocop post we highlighted trailer 2 ahead of the 2014 release, while we also questioned whether a remake would be a worthy edition that could reignite the franchise. Robocop 2014 is scheduled to release on Wednesday, 12th February in 3-D and IMAX, which is only a couple of weeks away, therefore, we would love to know whether this great cast will be enough to guarantee this gets a decent review?