Tue 6, Wed 7 May
20.00 – 22.00 hours

RoboCop

Location: Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos

For a long time, cutting-edge robotics company OmniCorp has been supplying the U.S. military with drones for use overseas, though their repeated attempts to bring the technology stateside has met with fierce resistance. When devoted family man and upstanding Detroit policeman Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is grievously wounded in the line of duty, OmniCorp CEO Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton) attempts to innovate by recruiting top scientist Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman) to transform Murphy into a prototype half-man/half-robot crime-fighter. When initial tests fail to provide the results OmniCorp had hoped for, Norton reprograms Robocop to operate strictly on software rather than human emotion.
The new ROBOCOP is not an instant classic like Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original, but on its own terms it succeeds as a confidently told science-fiction thriller cleverly and intelligently reconceived to reflect modern concerns.