PG-13 – 117 min – Action/Sci-Fi
This remake of the 1987 cult classic stars Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the titular hero. Jose Padilha, director of Elite Squad, has assembled a fun cast of stars in his retelling of RoboCop, featuring Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight, Leon: The Professional), Michael Keaton (Batman, Multiplicity), Abbie Cornish (Big Star), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, Little Children), Michael K. Williams (The Wire), Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty), Jay Baruchel (This is the End), Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets & Lies), Aimee Garcia (Dexter), and Samuel L. Jackson (every movie ever made).
In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.