Sunday, 16 February 2014
The satirical sci fi classic about a conflicted cyborg cop gets a spectacular 21st century makeover. The year is 2028 and crime is out of control on the streets of America. Egged on by opinionated TV pundit Pat Novak (Samuel L. Jackson), the sinister OmniCorp proposes a solution. The corporation has already deployed its hi-tech drones and fighting robots on the streets of Tehran. Now evil CEO Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton) plans to bring the technology home. Devoted husband and father of two Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is a dedicated cop working the streets of Detroit. When he's severely injured in a car bombing, OmniCorp scientist Dr. Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman) saves his life. As RoboCop, Alex finds he has incredible new abilities. But being half-man and half-machine brings unique challenges. Brazilian director Jose Padilha has assembled a brilliant cast for his skilful, action-packed update of Paul Verhoeven's eighties dystopian masterpiece.