‘RoboCop’ Reboot Review on Nerd Bastards

robocopWas there any chance I was going to rave about this one? Not really. The original RoboCop is a great example of the perfect accident, a low-budget, cartoonishly violent but social prescient Frankenstein’s story by a director making his first Hollywood film. In cold, calculating 21st century Hollywood though, RoboCop is a product to be exploited, and that seems to be the tact in the just released remake.

The review, upon reflection, may seem kind of negative, but I think there were times that the film justified its existence with an appropriate update on themes at play in the original. Mostly though, it seemed like they were changing things that worked in the original movie because we expected them to. That was my one big problem with The Amazing Spider-Man, the fact that it took liberties with the story to create something “different” only to miss the point of those story elements to begin with.

Overall, the film was very well made, and I think it had a good cast, but like the Hollywood production it is, the endeavour screams “assembly line construction,” built on the idea that the “RoboCop” name alone will pack the theatre seats. It’s not the first time and it certainly won’t be the last.

Check out my review on Nerd Bastards.

About Adam A. Donaldson

When he’s not the main/only contributor to Guelph Politico, Adam A. Donaldson also contributes to GuelphToday.com as their city hall columnist and co-hosts a political and current affairs show on CFRU 93.3 fm called “Open Sources Guelph.” When not being political, Adam co-hosts the movies and pop culture show “End Credits“, and as a freelance writer he has contributed to various papers, periodicals and websites including Nerd Bastards, We Got This Covered, the Guelph Mercury, the Waterloo Region Record, Press+1, Lucid Forge, and Women’s Post. Adam was also named one of the Guelph Mercury’s 40 Under 40 in 2013 for his work with Ed Video Media Arts Centre.
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