Saturday, February 15, 2014

My Robo-plea.



So I don't do a lot of recommendations as far as movies, or even books. I tend to leave it up to you to decide what to watch and spend your money on. I went to the movies yesterday and saw RoboCop. I felt the need to write this post today as a result. 

So, I was apprehensive going into see this. Especially so after the whole Total Recall debacle. I was a big fan of the satire filled early movies, even as they got progressively worse. I, like many children of the 80s, walked around using robotic sounds and spouting robotic phrases from the film. So I, like many, worried this movie would not grasp what we loved about the early movies.

So, how did it do? I have to say that casting was in rare form here. I didn't feel any character fell short in their roles. The plot was great and the internal struggle that progressed with several characters as the movie goes on seemed well thought out. Which leads me to pacing. So many movies these days think the audience is stupid and wish to just throw the movie at you in a breakneck speed. This movie was paced very well and let things develop in a way that it felt natural. 

Besides the black armor they eventually go for through most of the movie, I find it hard to see fault in this film. In action movies these days I tend to find myself rolling my eyes at least once in the movie where something outlandish transpires and I have to reach deep to suspend reality. With this movie I never found that moment. 

I truly hope America can get this right and support this film. I would love to see sequels. If you are on the fence or feel that your childhood is being destroyed, all I can say is give it a shot. I went in full on skeptic and came out a full on fan. 

Anyway that is my plea for moviedom. As always, have fun and keep writing. 


8 comments:

  1. Then I'll think about seeing it. Yes, Total Recall, like most of the remakes, was a disappointment.

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    1. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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  2. I may have to think on this when it comes out on Blu-Ray/DVD. The title itself scared me off initially, but perhaps a robotic cop does not have to come off as juvenile.

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    1. Yeah check it out. They handled the material well.

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  3. Thanks for the review. I'm too old for robots to be part of my childhood, except for Rosie on The Jetsons and the robot on Lost In Space.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Danger danger!! Lol, well Robots are always fun.

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  4. Usually I cringe whenever Hollywood releases a sequel/remake/re-imagining, but since I never saw the original RoboCop (not sure why, I was 7 or 8 at the time) I'm open to seeing this 'updated' version thanks to your review.

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