A reboot of the 1987 smash hit original, Robocop 2014 opens with a glitzy American style propaganda program, hosted by a smarmily perfect, over-the-top Samuel L Jackson, extolling the virtues of robotic peacekeeping forces in Afghanistan. The machines look a lot like the alien machines in TV’s Falling Skies ….and the War of the World machines. Hmmmmm
But anyway …..
As well as these machines, there are humanlike robots who the evil multi national corporation, Omnicorp, hopes will replace police of the streets back in the USA. There are billions to be made from these robots but the people dont like them. They need the human touch and when good cop Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is almost killed by a car bomb, it seems their prayers are answered. The company is given permission by Alex’s grieving wife Clara (Cornish) to do what they have to do to keep him alive. Understandably, she just wants her husband and their son David’s (Ruttan) father back.