The movie is rated PG-13….
In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. 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 in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.
Murphy didn’t die brutally like in the original, where he really was almost more machine than man. Even the way he’s injured is so tame, which is expected in a PG-13 movie. That leads me to the next point; the rating.
Robocop and Robocop II were both rated R, they were brutal, they had violence, language, blood, you know, the works. When the now defunct Orion Pictures decided to go for a third installment they made it PG-13. What happened? Orion Pictures doesn’t exist anymore, that’s your answer.
While his appearance doesn’t really concern me that much, I really hope they’re not trying to turn this into a superhero movie, I mean, the guy looks like Cyclops dressed in black armor, or as some friends said, “BatCyclops.”
Also, the fact that his family is after him trying to make him remember them, that’s the opposite of what happened in the original two, so I’m hoping they don’t have as much participation as they seem to be.
The Robocop reboot hits theaters Feb. 7, 2014. I might give it a chance, but I’m not sure yet, the rating kind of makes me think it’s gonna suck, so I hope I’m proven wrong.