Robots on Film: From RoboCop to WALL-E, a Look at How Robots are Portrayed in Films
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Arriving on Digital HD May 20 and on Blu-ray,
DVD and VOD June 3
Directed by José Padilha, RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton,
Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley and Samuel L. Jackson. In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and OmniCorp – the world’s leader in robot technology – sees a golden opportunity to reap billions for their company. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured, OmniCorp grabs their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and will stop at nothing – no matter the cost to Alex – to make sure the program succeeds. But OmniCorp never counted on one thing: there is still a man fighting inside the machine.
Who knew that a robot could be so lovable such as WALL-E from Pixar’s beloved movie, or that robots could think like Sonny from I, Robot? Coming soon to Blu-ray is another story of a famous robot, this time one where the robot is part human and part machine.
When robots want to save the world, they usually do it hand in hand with a human. When it comes to the Iron Man series, that robot is actually a suit that eventually becomes part of the human. In I, Robot, we have Sonny “who” sacrifices himself? itself? for the sake of mankind. There is also our beloved RoboCop who becomes the law itself and eventually takes out those wanting to control him/it. Through portrayals like these, audiences get to see a glimpse of robots that intentionally and unintentionally become heroes.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment present RoboCop, arriving on Digital HD May 20 and on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD June 3.
I know that I saw the original Robocop when it was first released to video many years ago, but I was young and don't really have much memory of it - which is good, because then I have nothing to compare the remake to.
Robocop is action packed and stars a few well known actors - Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and Jay Baruchel. It is rated PG, although there are some pretty graphic scenes that young ones may find disturbing, so I wouldn't recommend it for little ones (probably 10 +).
I found that it had a good base story, but found it lacking in the execution of it. I felt it needed a little more to the back story to be able to fully understand the character. It DOES have a lot of action though, and I would give it a 3/5.
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