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Movie Reviews: Robocop (2014) + 10 others

Robocop (2014)
This remake was blank and clunky and uninvolving compared to the original. American robots stomp around Iran. An easily slighted bad guy has wrath. TPTB use the same font and music. Murphy is laughably overwrought as the hero in this boring and startlingly unpleasant film. There is something fundamentally wrong with the moral fabric of this society. Murphy has moral unease.

This has no artistic force. Murphy (the Swedish Joel Kinnaman of ’House Of Cards’) is stern and unfriendly and this is all structurelessness that has no thrilling creativity. This has no hard glamour. This is set in a distant but not shining future. There are no morally uncomplicated bad guys. There is no dazzling gusto and this was coldly inadequate. Murphy has a boring family and is blown up by a car bomb.

Murphy and his wife have no wordless despair but they can’t do wistful or bitter. This is not an exploration of the fetid underbelly of corporate America. Murphy learns he is just a brain in a robot suit. He has sad, desperate hope. This is all bad acting, sap, un-badass characters and it is all so boring. Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Daniel Kash, Jackie Earle Haley and Samuel L. Jackson star.

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Good Kill (2014)
Ethan Hawke and Bruce Greenwood star in a tale of drone warfare. No to this.

Best Line:
“Good luck figuring out which bits go in which casket.”

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The Great Gatsby (1974)
No.

Weekend At Bernies (1989)
No.

The Day Of The Jackal (1973)
Okay.

National Treasure (2004)
No.

Total Recall (1990)
Okay.

Evan Almighty (2007)
No.

Superman (1978)
A dirge.

Liar, Liar (1997)
Overacted.

Air Force One (1997)
Okay.
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