RoboCop: Plot, cast and movie sequel
When in 1987 the director Paul Verhoeven took the film to the cinema RoboCop (here the review), he couldn’t have known that this would be the beginning of one of the most successful sci-fi genre franchises. With two film sequels and several television series, the cyborg policeman is now one of the best-known characters in cinema, which has become part of the cultural imagination. Interpreted by Peter Weller in the first films, RoboCop it also established itself thanks to the satire and cynicism present in its violent history. Finally, in 2014, the character was revived for a remake, also simply titled RoboCop (here the review) and directed by the Brazilian José Padilha.
This project, which had already been talked about since the early 2000s, originally saw Darren Aronofsky (The black Swan, mother!) as director. Instead of him, however, Padilha was later chosen after he had distinguished himself with Tropa de Elite – The squadrons of strength And Tropa del Elite 2 – The enemy is another. For this new adaptation of the character, the director and screenwriters naturally decided to introduce the innovations present in the field of artificial intelligence. With great special effects and a rich cast of famous actors, this new film boasted a budget of approximately 100 million dollars.
Appreciated in part by critics, who have not failed to underline how this new RoboCop can’t hold a candle to the original, especially when it comes to political and social satire, this remake remains a particularly interesting sci-fi title that fans of the genre won’t fail to appreciate. Before embarking on a vision of the film, however, it will be useful to delve into some of the main curiosities related to this. Continuing here in the reading it will in fact be possible to find further details relating to the plotto the cast of actors and to his sequel. Finally, the main ones will also be listed streaming platforms containing the film in their catalogue.
RoboCop: the plot of the movie
The new RoboCop is set in 2028, the year in which the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is a leader in the robotics industry. Overseas, its drones have been used by military forces for years, but have been banned as law enforcement within America. Now OmniCorp would like to use this controversial technology on the domestic front as well, considering this opportunity a golden opportunity. When Alex Murphyloving husband, father, and good cop, trying his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit, is seriously injured, OmniCorp sees a unique opportunity to create a hybrid cop, part human, part robot .
The experiment seems to succeed in the best way, except that Murphy’s memories continue to emerge insistently, causing an emotional shock in the cyborg, which thus requires further interventions. The robotic policeman quickly gains the trust of the inhabitants of Detroit, but the flashbacks of his past life keep coming back and RoboCop decides to investigate the circumstances of Murphy’s death, exposing the corruption and abuses of the local police. His discoveries, however, also risk compromising the director of OmniCorp, Raymond Sellarswho cannot allow his creation to rebel.
RoboCop: the cast of the film
For this remake, the production wanted to entrust the part to established actors such as Tom Cruise or Johnny Depp. The decision fell however finally on Joel Kinnamanwhich became famous thanks to the series The Killing. The actor, also known today for Suicide Squad, expressed the desire that the film could contain the violence of the original, obtaining the ban on minors. However, the production studio did not allow these creative choices, aiming to obtain a less stringent ban with which to be able to recover the money spent to cover the budget. Next to him, in the role of Alex’s wife Clara, is the actress Abbie CornishWhile Gary Oldman is Dr. Dennett Norton, creator of RoboCop.
The actor Samuel L. Jackson plays the role of Pat Novak, host of the program The Novak Element and strong supporter of new technological means of crime control. Jackie Earle Haley plays Rick Mattox, responsible for training RoboCop. The actor Michael Keaton instead, he plays Raymond Sellars, CEO of OmniCorp and the film’s main antagonist. They also appear in the film Michael K. Williams as Jack Lewis, Alex’s colleague and best friend, and John Paul Ruttan in those of David Murphy, son of Alex and Clara. While not here in his first role despite his young age, this is the film for which he is best known.
RoboCop: the sequel, the trailer and where to see the film in streaming and on TV
Following the release of this film, a direct sequel was also announced. However, the plans then changed, with the cancellation of the sequel and the conception of a reboot. The new feature film should in fact ignore the events of both the 1990 and 1993 sequels, and the 2014 remake. In July 2018 it was confirmed as the title RoboCop Returnswhile he is hired for the direction Neill Blomkampfamous for movies District 9 And Elysium. In August 2019, however, Blomkamp announced that he will no longer direct the film, intending to devote himself to a different project. Instead of him is chosen Abe Forsythe. At the moment, however, a potential release date for the film has not yet been revealed.
It is possible to enjoy the film thanks to its presence on some of the most popular streaming platforms on the net today. RoboCop it is in fact available in the catalogs of Apple iTunes, Rai Play and Now. To see it, once the reference platform has been chosen, it will be enough to rent the single film or subscribe to a general subscription. In this way you will be able to watch it in total comfort and at the best video quality. It should be noted that in the case of rental, there will only be a given time limit within which to view the title. The film is also present in the television schedule of Monday 15 May at 21:20 On the canal Rai 4.