Friday, September 29, 2017

Film Review: Robocop by Sophia Cynthia Cabral

Action
Date of Release: July, 17, 1987
Movie Company: Orion Pictures
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Produced by: Jon Davison as executive producer, Stephen Lim as associate producer, Edward Neumeier as co-producer, Arne Schmidt as producer, Phil Tippett as associate producer
Starring: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen & Dan O’ Herlihy
Plot: A police officer, Alex J. Murphy, arrives at his new precinct following an OCP-directed transfer where he is introduced to his partner Anne Lewis. On their first patrol, they chase down a gang led by the ruthless criminal Clarence Boddicker not knowing it’d change Murphy’s fate forever.
Review: One of the many jewels of the movie industry back in “the old days”, this one is pre-90’s era. It’s one of the most classical movies like Terminator -which wasn’t released much before this one- and is also a revered cult movie.
The acting is impressive; especially Peter Weller’s both as in old Murphy –human one- and Robocop.
The struggle between being a man, and then becoming a machine with the consequences of it, it is heart-breaking.
The fact that back in 80’s, while not having as much technology as we do today, making a great movie definitely is a fact worth mentioning.
Sometimes it just takes full commitment, to put the soul, the flesh and blood to make a great character as Murphy come alive and not many actors can do it to that extent.
It is a movie that I highly recommend to anyone that wants a great time proving that “old school movies” that become classic transcend time and technology.
Personally while I love the movie and the sequel, Robocop 2, I hated the reboot; honestly I think that some movies are worth a visit now and then sure but not a “revival” that really doesn’t cut it to the original. -Sophia Cynthia Cabral

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