Excerpt: José Padilha salta a Hollywood con una nueva visión del policía reconstruido, que no pasará a la historia como su referente clave pero que entretiene suficientemente durante su visionado. Enésima hija de estos tiempos más aguados y faltos de ideas.
Excerpt: An army of stuntmen big enough to invade a small country falls off buildings and crashes through hundreds of spun sugar windows in a frenetically choreographed pageant of largely bloodless mayhem. As with last year’s ill-conceived “reimagining” of Verhoeven’s “Total Recall,” an extremely gruesome and deservedly R-rated 80’s action movie has been toned down to a more teenage fanboy accessible PG-13.
Excerpt: Merely answers the question, “What would happen if ‘RoboCop’ was remade in 2014 with more CGI, less tongue-in-cheek humor, dumbed-down corporate-capitalism satire, a neutered PG-13 rating, and no vicious Paul Verhoeven edge?”
Excerpt: While the action is ultimately disappointingly pedestrian, the film at least has more between the ears than a lot of other flashy Hollywood blockbusters, even if it never even gets close to reaching the level of hilarious, ingenious satire attained by the original.
Excerpt: ’RoboCop’ feels desperately compromised by its hyper-randomness while never conveying a solid or cohesive premise about its purpose outside of being just another toothless and big-budgeted glossy crime caper…the metal-head crime-stopper is barely worth his arresting appeal.