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Mark84j
September 15th, 2012, 4:19 PM
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=94813

I like it.

It's different, it's slick, and I'm actually a fan of the director (Josť Padilha). I'm sure a lot of fanboys are losing weight over this as we speak, but this is one remake that I've actually been interested in seeing. Not because I want to see Robocop remade, because I still hole the original firmly in my top 5, but because I've always wanted to see how a Robocop movie would be handled in today's Hollywood. And most costumes look horrible when they're on-the-set pics, and even now I still think the costume looks awesome.

Plus... Garry fucking Oldman, Samuel L. fucking Jackson, and Michael fucking Keaton.

Greed
September 15th, 2012, 4:26 PM
And Jackie Earle Haley!

Sadly,I'm not excited at all from those screenshots. It looks like a rubber suit and looks to be nothing original or unique.

I'm afraid the movie lost any hope of legitimacy when Aronofsky abandoned it.

Vice
September 15th, 2012, 4:29 PM
It's basically just a metal version of Batman's suit. I kind of like the helmet, though.

Greed
September 15th, 2012, 4:32 PM
The helmet is pretty rad. But..how is this movie going to be different than Judge Dredd?

I predict it'll be marketed in a similar way, and perform comparable at the box office, which is anything than what they're hoping for.

Guy
September 15th, 2012, 4:34 PM
I was thinking just that, Dredd is essentially the love child of Dirty Harry and Robocop. Robocop is now even more unnecessary.

Fro
September 15th, 2012, 5:10 PM
It looks like a guy in a suit instead of a half man-half robot. Weak.

Jimmy Zero
September 15th, 2012, 6:03 PM
No thanks.

Mark84j
September 15th, 2012, 6:56 PM
Imagine how it will look in post production. Special effects, sound effects, etc. I think it'll look amazing in motion.

VanillaJello
September 15th, 2012, 7:09 PM
That's not RoboCop.

G-Fresh
September 15th, 2012, 7:11 PM
They done turned Robocop into a fag.

lotjx
September 15th, 2012, 8:47 PM
It looks like something Robocop would beat up in twenty seconds. It reminds me of the thing Thor fought in his first movie.

Hero!
September 15th, 2012, 8:58 PM
Right arm.

c'monnnnn

mth
September 15th, 2012, 9:31 PM
Helmet looks cool. Rest of the suit looks very generic and not robo.

Greed
September 15th, 2012, 11:55 PM
Color the suit red and yellow, get a different helmet, and just make a fucking Metroid movie. They just started production, they can still go in that direction.

Vice
September 16th, 2012, 12:49 AM
Right arm.

c'monnnnn

I'm guessing it'll be covered in the actual movie. Since they're doing a chest-up shot, the dude was probably just trying to be slightly more comfy.

Mark84j
September 16th, 2012, 1:25 AM
They can easily tweak it as time goes on. Just an all black suit with no secondary colors is a bit blah. I can't wait to see more though and frankly I'm just happy this movie's actually happening. A true test for Hollywood, that's for sure.

Hero!
September 16th, 2012, 1:36 PM
I'm guessing it'll be covered in the actual movie. Since they're doing a chest-up shot, the dude was probably just trying to be slightly more comfy.

According to what ive read, he's gonna keep a limb in this movie...for some reason or another.

Hero!
September 16th, 2012, 1:39 PM
rumored concepts from the script. no real confirmation, but this is what's supposedly floating around right now.


2029.

In Iran, mercenaries hired by OmniCorp escort a TV news crew to a compound filled with suicide bombers that is being raided by ED-209 drones created by OmniCorp. The mercenaries report to General Monroe of the United States Armed Forces in the Pentagon. He orders the ED-209 drones to move in and instructs the news crew to go live and film the raid.

The footage is aired simultaneously to an interview between General Monroe and TV personality Pat Novak (Samuel L. Jackson), which Monroe praises the ED-209 drones and OmniCorp's contract with the Pentagon. Meanwhile, in Iran, a bomber leaves his wife and his 10-year-old son hidden in a secret area of the compound and confronts an ED-209 drone, who shoots him dead before he can detonate his bomb vest. The man's son races out of the compound to help his father and is executed by the ED-209 drone as well. Monroe orders the crew to cut away.

In Detroit, police officers Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) and Jack Lewis (Michael K. Williams) are pursuing mobster Antoine Vallon and his men. During the chase, another police cruiser shoots their tires, allowing Vallon and his men to escape. Though Lewis views this as an accident, Murphy is convinced Vallon has bribed the cops to help him get away.

At OmniCorp's headquarters, roboticist Dr. Robert Norton (Gary Oldman) studies the development of a chimpanzee who has received bionic implants. Norton has created a program that allows him to control the chimpanzee's body movements by intercepting and analyzing his brain patterns, manipulating the chimp into believing he's in control of his own body when he actually isn't.

In Detroit, Murphy reports the incident during Vallon's pursuit to Chief of Police Karen Dean (Marianne Jean-Baptiste). She says Murphy is a good cop, but she can't do anything unless he has proof. Returning home, Murphy meets his wife, Ellen (Abbie Cornish), and their son, David. Murphy and David play videogames together, and Ellen later comforts Murphy, telling him he's a good man.

At OmniCorp, Norton attends a meeting where the company's CEO, Raymond Sellers (Michael Keaton), is informed by his lawyer, Liz Kline (Jennifer Ehle), that footage of the ED-209 drone murdering a child was covered up, but it can't happen again, or their entire program and contracts with the government would be in jeopardy. Tom Pope (Jay Baruchel), the head of marketing, has been preassuring Sellers to bring their technology to the homefront, and Norton then suggests that they create a scapegoat that could have the blame for the programming glitches pinned on him should they happen again.

In Detroit, Murphy and Lewis learn that Vallon is hidden in a local abandoned warehouse and head there alone after reinforcements don't appear. Upon entering the warehouse, they are surprised to learn Vallon's men were waiting for them, and Lewis runs away, leaving Murphy alone. He is captured and beaten by Vallon's men, and injected with a mysterious substance. Vallon and his men then aim their guns at Murphy. Lewis hears the shotgun blasts and returns only to find Murphy's mutilated remains: a half-torso with one attached arm and the head.

In the hospital, Ellen is visited by Kline, who convinces her that OmniCorp's Project RoboCop is Murphy's only chance of survival. Ellen signs the papers transfering Murphy's custody to OmniCorp. Norton rebuilds Murphy's robotic interskeleton and wires his brain to the program that he previously used on the chimpanzee. The "prototype" is then moved to OmniCorp's Chinese division, where RoboCop 1.0 is created.

Pope conduts market research on RoboCop 1.0's appearance by asking inmates of local prisons in Detroit to rate how threatning he is. When the feedback is negative, the scientists use Pope's notes to build RoboCop 2.0, a fully functional early design. RoboCop 2.0 is trained by ex-Marine Maddox (Jackie Earle Haley) and displays his strenght, speed, agility and stamina by completing a massive obstacle race in a OmniCorp test site in record time.

Adjustments are made to the exoskeleton, leading to the creation of RoboCop 3.0, that is deployed to South Africa to disband a terrorist cell. Norton and his men monitor RoboCop's performance, and Sellers instructs Norton to force RoboCop to shoot a civilian to evaluate his emotional response. Norton confirms that Murphy feels guilt over what he perceives as his own mistake, and Sellers gives the order to "finish the product".

RoboCop 4.0 is created. He has a "Sleeper Mode", where his exoskeleton is programmed to have a blue-ish/grey-ish tint, emulating a police officer's dress blues, and a "Battle Mode", in which the plates are reinforced with bulletproof padding and become a black-tintet tactical gear for more infiltration. Throughout the process, Ellen and David request access to Murphy as they were promised by Kline, but it is continuously denied. Lewis, feeling guilty for abandoning Murphy and blaming himself for his predictment, takes up arms to help them, and, in the process, becomes a surrogate father for David.

With RoboCop completed, Norton connects Murphy's mind to OmniCorp's worldwide surveillance system, downloading records of all known registered criminals in Murphy's head. The sensorial overload of brutal crimes commited throughout the planet is too much for Murphy, and he begins to overload. Norton interrupts the process, and Sellers instructs Norton to reduce Murphy's emotions so he'll become more effective.

When RoboCop is finally reinstated to the Detroit Police Department, he is a borderline emotionless automaton under Norton's control, and initially drives his family away, resulting in Ellen becoming closer to Lewis. Murphy monitors their activities through OmniCorp's CCTV cameras, and his emotions begin to push through OmniCorp's control.

After a series of arrests as RoboCop, Murphy goes after Vallon, and learns that he was hired by Sellers to lure Murphy into a trap and mutilate him so OmniCorp could use Murphy for Project RoboCop. They had selected him as the perfect candidate, but knew he wouldn't accept by his own. Murphy also learns that OmniCorp intents to create more RoboCops, capitalizing on the popularity boost that Murphy's performance will cause among police officers.

When Murphy becomes too big a liability and Norton realizes he is beginning to resit OmniCorp's control, Sellers deploys a group of ED-209 drones to ambush and destroy RoboCop in Old Town, but RoboCop is able to outstmart and defeat them, marching towards OmniCorp's headquarters, where only one thing stands between him and the men who ruined his life: The ED-210 robotic unit, a prototype upgrade of the ED-209 design, and RoboCop's greatest challenge yet.

Vice
September 16th, 2012, 1:54 PM
According to what ive read, he's gonna keep a limb in this movie...for some reason or another.

Oh. Rubbish.

Mark84j
September 16th, 2012, 2:19 PM
rumored concepts from the script. no real confirmation, but this is what's supposedly floating around right now.



Not bad for a rumored floating script. :yes:

VanillaJello
September 16th, 2012, 4:55 PM
It reads as if they're not going to show what happens to Murphy to cause him to become RoboCop... but instead just imply it.

Not a fan.

Of course... there's no way they'll be able to match the brutal execution of Murphy in the original.

The Rogerer
September 16th, 2012, 5:28 PM
I don't really care what the suit's like. Robocop was about the world as much as the man.

Mark84j
September 17th, 2012, 1:42 PM
This is a sexy shop.

http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/259/b/a/robocop_2013_set_photo_tweak_by_johnnymuffintop-d5ewwpv.png

LOCONUT
September 17th, 2012, 3:00 PM
rumored concepts from the script. no real confirmation, but this is what's supposedly floating around right now.



I hope this is legit. I love it.

Hlebsfall
September 17th, 2012, 5:30 PM
Robocop looked like he could fuck your shit up. That looks like a skinny faggot wearing body armour. I'm hoping that's either a generic cop uniform he has at the start of the film, or they're going to chuck aload of cgi on top. Please say that this is going to be an 18/R as well.

VanillaJello
October 8th, 2012, 8:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfNyT41W4JA&list=UUg9xX1rOVsXd34aCeQrRziA&index=1&feature=plcp

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-MJS4PzVHb9w/UHJoKDdqXiI/AAAAAAAACNo/JXaGOcce8MI/s785/20121007-IMG_6167.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nk-trhDB89w/UHJn_gFOKeI/AAAAAAAACNA/CBOOLSfDGE0/s785/20121007-IMG_6144.jpg

He continues to look like a gay.

Jimmy Zero
October 8th, 2012, 9:52 PM
The only way that Robocop outfit could look worse is if it were pink.

The Rogerer
October 9th, 2012, 9:20 AM
Is he seriously going to have a hand out the entire time?

Beer-Belly
October 9th, 2012, 4:29 PM
I'm still optimistic because of the cast and the director.

Would it have killed them to make the suit silver?

Atty
October 9th, 2012, 6:39 PM
The only way that Robocop outfit could look worse is if it were pink.

It would look better in pink. Serious here. It just looks like a wannabe Batman/Darth Vader right now. Closer to Judge Dredd than the original RoboCop.

I'll wait until I see it to pass judgment, but I really don't like how it looks at all.


Actually, it looks a bit like one of my Commander Shepard's, but even then I added in some color. Not everything has to be black to be dark and edgy.

Jimmy Zero
October 9th, 2012, 6:50 PM
Pink, black or fucking plaid, at least it doesn't have nipples. So that's one positive, I guess.

He looks like Master Chief with a heft dose of Down Syndrome.

mth
October 9th, 2012, 7:17 PM
Looks like one of those knock-off Halloween costumes that's trying to be Batman/Iron Man without actually being either...Iron Knight or Dark Steel Hero or something. And that bare hand is just jarring.

Atty
October 10th, 2012, 12:11 AM
He looks like Master Chief with a heft dose of Down Syndrome.

If he were Master Chief green, it'd look a lot better. He also looks much too thin. What does a robot cop have to do to get a donut?

Vice
October 10th, 2012, 12:56 AM
What bothers me most about Robocop's look is his ass. I know it's a silly thing to complain about, but the thing seriously looks like a diaper. I don't want a giant well-shaped ass crack or anything, but something would be an improvement.

Jimmy Zero
October 10th, 2012, 10:06 AM
Now that you mention it, it does look weird. He looks like he dropped a load in his robot outfit.

Mark84j
October 14th, 2012, 12:03 PM
Hmmm... odd about the hand being out still. I guess I'm still in the minority of not hating the outfit. I really think it'll look good in post production.

Let's not let the costume be the one thing turning people off from the movie. Promising director and fantastic cast... yuss plz.

VanillaJello
October 19th, 2012, 7:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2PjwvXEWOE&feature=plcp

Footage of him driving around his motorcycle.

Hopefully they'll get some type of teaser trailer out soon. Continue to hate how the suit looks. Especially the single "human" hand.

Cewsh
November 2nd, 2012, 3:35 PM
Apparently the director of this keeps saying that doing this movie and working with the studio is ruining his life.

I don't have high hopes for this being good.

Defrost
November 2nd, 2012, 5:24 PM
Robocop is not dated at all. In a lot of ways still ahead of its time. This movie is so painfully unnecessary.

VHS
November 2nd, 2012, 7:34 PM
I must be in the minority when I say I don't think the Robosuit looks bad. I don't think it looks amazing, but it's nothing that has me worried. However, the concept of him riding a motorcycle with teeny tiny flashing blue and red lights seems odd. If I was to construct a fortified crime prevention unit, I wouldn't have it riding around on a vehicle as easily subduable as a motorcycle. And the hand thing? Uhhh... so many small things about this has me scratching my plastic head, but I'm with Vanilla about wanting a trailer. We've got to see how this looks, otherwise there will be millions of fanboys soiling their diapers over the smallest detail. It's hard to stay optimistic these days when everybody else in the room is talking smack.

Chris
November 3rd, 2012, 10:00 AM
The film has a great cast, that's for sure. But Robocop had a very distinctive look and very particular mannerisms, so a re-imagining of the character is bound to come under scrutiny in those departments. Based on the images so far, he doesn't look imposing and he doesn't have that other-worldly quality that made the original suit stand out. He looked like he could fuck you up. The new suit doesn't appear to have the kind of weight that made Robocop have to move and turn in a certain way, but a trailer will give a better indication of the body language, the voice, etc. Overall, he just looks like a guy wearing body armor. That's not Robocop. The exposed hand makes it look like he's wearing a suit, as opposed to being a Cyborg. The suit looks like something that people could have cobbled together for a fan film, but nowhere near the level of, say, Batman: Dead End.

VHS
November 3rd, 2012, 1:46 PM
The suit definitely doesn't look as menacing as the original, yeah. It's odd how they never reached out to the guys that worked on the Iron Man suits, because there's no doubt they would have had a ball with a project like this.

VHS
September 5th, 2013, 8:41 PM
Moment of truth... I really had to sit down and really focus on this one. First impression is this: it doesn't look like a classic, but it doesn't look like the crap fest I was expecting. Sign me up.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INmtQXUXez8

Things that have naturally rubbed me the wrong way:
-the amount of emotion Murphy is showing
-the CGI suit portions (and super jumping?)
-the way Murphy is injured (weren't we told he was injured on the job?)

I'm still on board for this.

Jimmy Zero
September 5th, 2013, 10:25 PM
I don't know, it looks pretty god damn awful, to me.

Defrost
September 5th, 2013, 10:33 PM
The level of garbage I was expecting

Beer-Belly
September 5th, 2013, 10:34 PM
Could go either way. Is it PG-13? If so, fuck that.

Jimmy Zero
September 5th, 2013, 10:37 PM
If that's rated R, I'll be stunned.

Beer-Belly
September 5th, 2013, 10:43 PM
If it's PG-13 then I'll just say fuck it and watch Dredd again.

virms
September 5th, 2013, 10:47 PM
So...not great and not bad. Seems to have good elements here and there.

Michael Keaton for one wins the day for me. I will watch this at some point just for him.

Robocop's wife is an absolute dog turd. Anna Torv, don't ask me why, should have been in that role.

Atty
September 5th, 2013, 11:08 PM
Even if this ends up being good somehow, it has no reason to exist.

Jimmy Zero
September 5th, 2013, 11:11 PM
If it's PG-13 then I'll just say fuck it and watch Dredd again.

Dredd was fucking incredible.

Beer-Belly
September 5th, 2013, 11:17 PM
Dredd's on Netflix, by the way. There's no reason for anyone not to watch it if they're into that type of movie.

Defrost
September 5th, 2013, 11:56 PM
My favorite part is how his body is burned but not his face. Which you'll see the entire time.

Beer-Belly
September 6th, 2013, 12:11 AM
One of his hands is okay.

Defrost
September 6th, 2013, 12:15 AM
actually watching it between saving that one hand, in the original Murphy's good arm is explicitly amputated, and showing the original suit it seems this movie is going to go out of its way to bag on the original.

Beer-Belly
September 6th, 2013, 12:17 AM
The director is talented. Apparently he had to fight tooth and nail with the studio during filming and it was a miserable experience.

Defrost
September 6th, 2013, 12:20 AM
There is no artistic integrity to any of this so I have no idea why he just didn't grin and cash the check.

Beer-Belly
September 6th, 2013, 12:23 AM
He probably wanted to make a good Robocop movie. Not every remake is artistically bankrupt.

Defrost
September 6th, 2013, 12:25 AM
He probably wanted to make a good Robocop movie. Not every remake is artistically bankrupt.

Well there's Cape Fear and um Cape Fear

That's unfair and my issue is not remakes in general, but this thing is blatantly trying to make money off a name.

Beer-Belly
September 6th, 2013, 12:26 AM
The Thing?

Defrost
September 6th, 2013, 12:29 AM
I tend not to count additional adaptations of books as remakes. Like Gene Wilder is bitching about Tim Burton's Willie Wonka movie again which to me is not a remake since it started out as a book and is a different interpretation of it. Plus on that one Roald Dahl hated Gene Wilder's version anyway which is why the second Wonka book was never available to be optioned for a movie.

Beer-Belly
September 6th, 2013, 12:34 AM
The Fly?

It's blasphemy to a lot of people, but the Dawn of the Dead remake is bad ass.

VanillaJello
September 6th, 2013, 1:42 AM
The Fly?

It's blasphemy to a lot of people, but the Dawn of the Dead remake is bad ass.

You must spread some reputation around... blah blah blah.

Hero!
September 6th, 2013, 9:04 PM
This looks like shit. Sorry, I'm usually a very optimistic person, especially with remakes and whatever, but this misses the mark on what made Robocop so great. I do not like what I'm seeing.

ill obviously watch it (c'mon now) but only when its out on redbox (or netflix). Until then, I just don't care anymore.

Judas Iscariot
September 6th, 2013, 9:51 PM
It's blasphemy to a lot of people, but the Dawn of the Dead remake is bad ass.

I thought the Dawn of the Dead remake was fucking awesome. I've watched it bunches of times and have loved it every time.

Bill Casey
September 7th, 2013, 1:09 AM
Little Shop of Horrors, The Departed and Scarface...

JRSlim21
September 7th, 2013, 9:44 AM
Fantastic triple threat of movies.

lotjx
September 7th, 2013, 10:58 AM
It has my favorite Batman and Gordon, so I may go see it. The lets make it black scene is something I bet happens in very studio and comic book office at least once a week. It could be worse.

VHS
September 7th, 2013, 6:10 PM
I think the all-black suit looks unfinished in terms of color scheming, and the silver/black version looks fine. And the aaspect of Murphy going through different armor incantations Ida pretty nifty idea since anything can go through some tweaking during its baby stages. I've found myself watching the trailer more and more... and I'm finding myself liking it more every time.

MikeHunt
September 7th, 2013, 6:45 PM
I think this looks pretty fucking good. I don't get the bitching!

Mik
September 8th, 2013, 8:34 AM
Meh, I'll reserve judgement.

Hlebsfall
September 8th, 2013, 9:36 AM
Looks like absolute fucking shite. Looks more like an Iron Man film.

Matty C
September 8th, 2013, 9:20 PM
Meh. I don't know that it looks like shit but I don't feel compelled to see it either.

And from a Romero fan, the Dawn of the Dead remake is awesome. Really fun.

The Rogerer
September 9th, 2013, 4:25 AM
I watched the long trailer and thought it might be worth seeing, it maybe has some interesting things to say, but whether they actually turn that into something entertaining is doubtful.

Chris
September 9th, 2013, 4:07 PM
I rewatched the original film after seeing the trailer. It's very particular in terms of the satire, the violence, the social commentary, etc. The new film looks entirely different in terms of tone. Which is fine. I'd just rather it was a new take on the concept, rather than calling itself Robocop and riffing on some of the visuals and quotes from the original. When it invites comparison with what came before, then stuff like the super-jump looks naff.

VHS
September 12th, 2013, 11:05 PM
Sick poster.

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2013/09/robocop_2014-poster1-610x903.jpg

Atty
September 13th, 2013, 2:07 AM
Looks more like an alternate armor for Mass Effect than a cyborg.

Bill Casey
September 13th, 2013, 3:32 AM
"The human element will always be present. Compassion, fear, instinct. They will always interfere with the system."

I like that line any way...
Considering how much we're using cold calculated drone strikes IRL and using technology to invade people's private lives, we could use a new Robo-Cop film...

Gary J
September 13th, 2013, 4:42 AM
It's blasphemy to a lot of people, but the Dawn of the Dead remake is bad ass.

Is it really? I've never know anyone who's seen it have anything but praise on it and deservedly so as it's fucking amazing.

Gary J
September 13th, 2013, 4:49 AM
Also I don't understand the hate for the trailer think it looks pretty good myself.

Beer-Belly
September 13th, 2013, 7:08 AM
Sick poster.

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2013/09/robocop_2014-poster1-610x903.jpg

What's cool about it? It's just a closeup with a plain white background.

VanillaJello
November 7th, 2013, 1:01 PM
A better trailer for the new RoboCop movie... still hate that he moves like a CGI character and that he's dressed in black.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4_fHtCFvsM

VHS
January 15th, 2014, 2:43 PM
I've been crossing my fingers about this movie, and after watching this highly generic and lame action clip I'm fairly disappointed. Not too disappointed though. Or surprised.

http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/01/15/robocop-field-test-clip

The music makes it very cheesy, removing every drop of tension. Sigh.

Eggbert Spam
January 15th, 2014, 4:37 PM
It doesn't feel like there's meant to be tension in that scene, it's a training exercise.

The Rogerer
January 15th, 2014, 4:59 PM
Jesus. Terrible waste of Hocus Pocus

VHS
January 15th, 2014, 5:44 PM
It doesn't feel like there's meant to be tension in that scene, it's a training exercise.

There should though, especially after being told he's being surrounded by an entire unit of robots... and also after being warned about experiencing pain. It's all handled so, slap-happily and flippant like there's no threat whatsoever.

Simmo Fortyone
January 15th, 2014, 6:06 PM
Saw the trailer when seeing Anchorman 2. This looks awful. Will be filed away with the recent Total Recall remake

Hlebsfall
January 15th, 2014, 6:58 PM
What the fuck is that music all about?

VHS
January 23rd, 2014, 3:18 PM
Clips galore.



I hate the cliche of having a bunch of armed guards allowing one armed person pull out a gun and shoot one of them. And then dropping their guns and running. Come on. But Murphy vs. 4 ED's... that wasn't bad.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfS1ANhIXhQ

This was done well I'd say. Pretty creepy too.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yhy9xCABWWQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnH-s3Fiinw



Hmm, after watching these clips I'd say there's more I'm liking than not. And anything I'm disliking, is just nitpicking. Hope this is good. It won't be anything close to a classic, but whatevs.

Beer-Belly
January 23rd, 2014, 3:21 PM
I'm not sure why anyone would bother with this when The Raid 2 is coming out soon.

Jimmy Zero
January 23rd, 2014, 6:03 PM
I don't see why anyone would bother with this, regardless of what's coming out soon.

Mik
February 8th, 2014, 5:51 PM
Saw it today, thought that it wasnt too bad. The end was a bit shit, but other than that I quite enjoyed it.

mr sabu
February 8th, 2014, 7:38 PM
agreed mik

though Samuel l Jackson's character was a bit pointless

VHS
February 8th, 2014, 7:48 PM
Saw it today, thought that it wasnt too bad. The end was a bit shit, but other than that I quite enjoyed it.

Ahh, I've been hearing the same thing about it. "Not bad, but ending was meh."

So far so good though! :yes:

VanillaJello
February 9th, 2014, 1:00 AM
Does he end up with the gray suit?

Just put it in spoiler tags.

Atty
February 9th, 2014, 1:24 AM
Well, fuck. I just went to Ebert's site looking for his review of this. :(

Mik
February 9th, 2014, 7:38 AM
agreed mik

though Samuel l Jackson's character was a bit pointless

He doesn't even seem to act anymore, he just speaks.

VHS
February 13th, 2014, 10:58 PM
:yes:

Good review:
https://soundcloud.com/kcoolman

VHS
February 14th, 2014, 1:10 PM
Finally watched it last night and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it! It was a little weird having a more broad scope, but an hour in I realized how much I was still with it. The suit was awesome, Joel pulled off Robo wonderfully, and I hope we get a sequel.

Now that Hollywood has made a decent ROBOCOP remake... there's hope for the future. Well done, Padilha. :yes:

Beer-Belly
February 15th, 2014, 4:00 AM
Is there still an anti-capitalist bent in the movie? That shit was only tolerable in the original because Verhoeven made it work.

Mik
February 15th, 2014, 7:25 AM
Yeah, I'd say so.

It wasnt as good as Dredd though, I'll be annoyed if this gets a sequel and Dredd doesnt.

Kyle_242
February 18th, 2014, 8:03 PM
Saw this over the weekend. It was ok, a little better than I'd expected, but not enough to give me the "THAT WAS AWESOME!" feeling when walking out of the theatre.

I really liked that they tried to make it a true modern-day reboot rather than a shot-for-shot remake of the original. The satire wasn't nearly as clever as it was in the 80's version, but at least it was relevant.

I think the biggest problem I had is that I just didn't like the guy playing Robocop himself, for whatever reason. Just didn't click with me. Fortunately, Gary Oldman more than made up for that, and I think that if any other actor played that role I'd probably have liked that movie about 80% less.

But all in all, not the worst reboot they could've done. A new take, with plenty of nods to the original to keep the fans happy. I'd buy it for a dollar.

Excel
February 20th, 2014, 12:39 PM
Just saw it and I thought it was pretty awesome. It's felt like a true reboot, taking the basic premise and doing something new with it. And what it did was great.

I loved the early scenes in Tehran, felt like mgs4. And hell, robocop himself was basically grey fox. This movie had metal gear all over it.

Oldman was awesome as always, and I agree that Jackson's scenes could be completely removed without really changing the movie. He was basically in there to slam you in the face with satire of the current media biases. Other than that, I had no real complaints.

VHS
February 20th, 2014, 2:11 PM
I watched this again, and I'm liking it even more now. It's amazing how much I was "with it" and then realizing we were 60 minutes into the movie... it's like wow I'm really liking this.

The action scenes were rather forgettable, but the way Murphy looked during them I thought was bad@$$. I think he looked amazing when he'd taken some damage from the gunfight, and then having to shoot off his own arm to get away from the ED's.

VHS
May 9th, 2014, 1:48 PM
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Chris Scott
May 16th, 2014, 6:01 AM
Finally watched this last night, don't know why but was expecting much from this but I quite liked it. Like most people have mentioned ending was a bit of a let down but other than that everything was fine.

VHS
May 16th, 2014, 1:35 PM
After several watches, it's clear what a sequel would need from another Robocop movie.

-Actual action scenes. The action sequences in this movie were just... uninspiring. Bland. Imagine an action scene like at the beginning of Dredd only with the Robocop theme. How badass would that be?
-Much less family stuff.
-A clear antagonist.
-A crime ridden city.
-More robot cop.
-More versatile Robocop capabilities. He runs and jumps in the beginning one time, doesn't do it anymore for the rest of the film. He just seems like a cyborg cop with a gun. Iron man has a plethora of ways to go about taking somebody down, Robocop should have had this down to a T.
-More Robocop theme. It plays in the beginning once and that's it.
-Better soundtrack. The rock music during the training sequence and the end credits... so bad.

Chris Scott
May 17th, 2014, 4:57 AM
Definitely more Robocop theme.

Jenova
May 19th, 2014, 7:41 PM
Saw it a few days ago. Wasn't that impressed with it, I'm all for nostalgia. Story didn't click IMO.

VHS
May 3rd, 2016, 1:03 PM
Weird looking back and I originally enjoyed it.

virms
May 3rd, 2016, 2:11 PM
I think you might just want some robocock.

VHS
May 3rd, 2016, 2:19 PM
Waking up as a cyborg w/ no cock... that's terror.

Nash Diesel
May 3rd, 2016, 2:21 PM
Watched this on a whim, and my admiration for this movie has completely dissipated. What a boring, boring movie.

Weird looking back and I originally enjoyed it. :wtf:

I'm a sucker for the first 3. This one, nothing about it made me want to see it. To me it was like "let's just use the name Robocop but have it be a watered down PG-13 version of what people actually liked" Just like the Jaden Smith Karate Kid movie, where he learned KUNG FU!! I hate movies that do this kind of shit. Robocop wasn't made for kids. It was, like many R rated action movies, made for kids to figure out ways to see it without their parents knowing or maybe they have cool parents who let them watch with them or a cool relative that is of age.

This movie, without even seeing it, I can't imagine it's even worth the $1.50 at Redbox or even a $1 DVD bin at Wal Mart.

Morrison
May 3rd, 2016, 2:34 PM
Watched this on a whim, and my admiration for this movie has completely dissipated. What a boring, boring movie.

Weird looking back and I originally enjoyed it. :wtf:
it's as if you were constantly full of shit.

Jimmy Zero
May 4th, 2016, 10:37 AM
I'm a sucker for the first 3. This one, nothing about it made me want to see it. To me it was like "let's just use the name Robocop but have it be a watered down PG-13 version of what people actually liked" Just like the Jaden Smith Karate Kid movie, where he learned KUNG FU!! I hate movies that do this kind of shit. Robocop wasn't made for kids. It was, like many R rated action movies, made for kids to figure out ways to see it without their parents knowing or maybe they have cool parents who let them watch with them or a cool relative that is of age.

This movie, without even seeing it, I can't imagine it's even worth the $1.50 at Redbox or even a $1 DVD bin at Wal Mart.

It's not. It's garbage.

Seanny One Ball
May 4th, 2016, 12:25 PM
It's the second best Robocop. There is only one good Robocop.

Nash Diesel
May 4th, 2016, 12:50 PM
It's the second best Robocop. There is only one good Robocop.

Which one is the good one then?

I actually like #2 more than any of the other Robocop movies. #1 is cool, 3 is what it is, but I think #2 really embodied that era of wild action movies. It just lacked one of the major action stars playing Robocop. Maybe JCVD or Stallone would have helped it more.

Seanny One Ball
May 4th, 2016, 1:05 PM
Erm the original Robocop is fantastic. It is what science fiction crossed with action should be, 9/10. You just championed the one with the shit baddie in a box and his wee kid sidekick. That is mediocrity on a reel. I own them all. Robocop ended after the first. Everything else failed badly.

Nash Diesel
May 4th, 2016, 2:57 PM
Erm the original Robocop is fantastic. It is what science fiction crossed with action should be, 9/10. You just championed the one with the shit baddie in a box and his wee kid sidekick. That is mediocrity on a reel. I own them all. Robocop ended after the first. Everything else failed badly.

:yes:

Oh I'm not trying to say the first one wasn't good, it was very good but for some reason I just liked the 2nd one better. I wasn't a fan of the 3rd one and again I haven't seen this new one.

Seanny One Ball
May 4th, 2016, 3:16 PM
I have the short lived TV show with Robert Englund on VHS.

Nash Diesel
May 4th, 2016, 4:17 PM
I have the short lived TV show with Robert Englund on VHS.

Robert Englund? Was he just a guest because I'm trying to find some info on him being on the show and failing. I love Englund. I did check the shows wikipedia and Roddy Piper was a bad guy on one of the episodes.

Jimmy Zero
May 4th, 2016, 4:29 PM
It's the second best Robocop. There is only one good Robocop.

Second best Robocop is damning with faint praise.

First Robocop is so incredible. It's held up really well, IMO.

Nash Diesel
May 4th, 2016, 4:36 PM
I still think to this day the "execution" of Murphy is fucking brutal. Arm gets blown off, holy fucking shit that was madness.

Jimmy Zero
May 4th, 2016, 4:42 PM
There's a lot of brutality in that first one. The bad guys were truly hate-able.

Chris
May 4th, 2016, 4:51 PM
Clarence Bodicker is seriously underrated in terms of cinema's greatest villains. He's utterly detestable and the arrogance drips from every pore. He's thrown through a bunch of windows and still manages to call Robocop a cocksucker. That takes balls.

Percussion
May 4th, 2016, 5:23 PM
Having Clarence Boddiker in the back of my mind while watching That 70's Show always made it that much better. It was like an alternative version of his life had he not gotten wrapped up in crime.

Jimmy Zero
May 4th, 2016, 5:33 PM
Red Forman was always my favorite part of that show. By a mile.

Nash Diesel
May 4th, 2016, 5:37 PM
Having Clarence Boddiker in the back of my mind while watching That 70's Show always made it that much better. It was like an alternative version of his life had he not gotten wrapped up in crime.

haha, that's classic!

Seanny One Ball
May 4th, 2016, 5:46 PM
Robert Englund? Was he just a guest because I'm trying to find some info on him being on the show and failing. I love Englund. I did check the shows wikipedia and Roddy Piper was a bad guy on one of the episodes.

I'm sure he was a heavily made up bald guy with a head like well chewed gum

Seanny One Ball
May 4th, 2016, 5:54 PM
I must find that old VHS because I am sure it made claims that IMDB and Wiki searches deny.

Nash Diesel
May 5th, 2016, 9:47 AM
I wouldn't be shocked if they just didn't have it listed because I believe IMDB is also a fan updated website isn't it? Since the show was barely on and who knows who even watched it, might just be lacking updates. I'm almost certain that Starz showed this about a year ago but if I remember correctly it was done in like four 2 hour blocks like a mini series. I watched some of it, barely remember it but it was cool.

Atty
May 5th, 2016, 10:22 AM
Which one is the good one then?

I actually like #2 more than any of the other Robocop movies. #1 is cool, 3 is what it is, but I think #2 really embodied that era of wild action movies. It just lacked one of the major action stars playing Robocop. Maybe JCVD or Stallone would have helped it more.

RoboCop 2 was directed by a marvelous man and is therefore great even if it's not.

Seanny One Ball
May 5th, 2016, 2:28 PM
I wouldn't be shocked if they just didn't have it listed because I believe IMDB is also a fan updated website isn't it? Since the show was barely on and who knows who even watched it, might just be lacking updates. I'm almost certain that Starz showed this about a year ago but if I remember correctly it was done in like four 2 hour blocks like a mini series. I watched some of it, barely remember it but it was cool.

I think I must have bought a lie. It's James Kidnie and he's the spitting image of Freddy.

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