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Sony presents a flm by Jose Padilha

Written by Joshua Zetuma
Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish and Michael Keaton

Rated: M
Running Time: 117 mins

Released: February 6th, 2014

Not content with being like every other bland played by Joel Kinnaman. The flm also stars Samuel
remake, Jose Padilha’s RoboCop establishes itself L. Jackson as a far-right media personality, Gary
as its own franchise. It’s separate, though obviously Oldman as a morally conficted robotics doctor, and
referencing Paul Verhoeven’s satisfyingly splendid Abbie Cornish as Murphy’s loyal and persistent wife.
satire from the 80’s. In fact, it’s easy to enjoy this flm
while comparing it to its predecessor. In the future, Forsaking the context, tongue-in-cheek satire
America wages wars overseas by utilising robots that and purposeful violence of the original, Padilha’s
react instantly to threats and suppress the population. RoboCop often goes for deadpan seriousness and
The corporation OmniCorp, who provide the robots, a more common flm structure. Not only does this
want to introduce the robots to American soil to distinctly distance the flm from the source, but it
maximise profts by combating crime. To circumvent reinforces the contemporary context of American
the laws banning this, they create a cyborg out of the social issues and corporate culture. The frst and
recently murdered body of policeman Alex Murphy, second acts of this flm introduce relevant concepts

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