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Check out three new TV spots for the Robocop remake or there will be trouble

Jan. 7, 2014by:

The ROBOCOP remake is just over a month away and the promotional campaign is kicking into high gear. Today, we have three new TV spots for the film, two of them being international, showing off the action and robotics of the toned-down actioner, which faces an uphill battle against Paul Verhoeven's 1987 original. Starring Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Miguel Ferrer, Jennifer Ehle, and Samuel L. Jackson, the Jos Padilha-directed flick shows some promise, but also has a lot to prove.

Dead or alive yo-yeah, you get it:

Here's the synopsis:

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.

I'm still not completely swayed to see this in theaters and will need to hear some reactions from trusted reviewers before I hit the theater. In many ways I feel like I'd be betraying Verhoeven by seeing this, but that didn't stop me from seeing the regrettable TOTAL RECALL remake. All that said, there is always the chance, even if very slim, that this could turn out to be something really cool. I'm not holding my breath, but remain hopeful.

ROBOCOP opens on February 12, 2014.

Source: You Tube

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11:32PM on 01/07/2014
I can't tell you how excited I am for NECA's 10" ED-209 coming out hopefully this month.
As for this movie, I will give it a fair chance, but that is all.
I can't tell you how excited I am for NECA's 10" ED-209 coming out hopefully this month.
As for this movie, I will give it a fair chance, but that is all.
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7:36PM on 01/07/2014
Walked past a row of the rather cheap-looking action figures in a toy store. Wow, did they miss the point of the satire in the first movie or what? I have nothing against merchandising and I love it when movies get great action figures (NECA's stuff based on the original RoboCop movie is excellent) but RoboCop role play masks for kids?! Remote-control bikes? A talking action figure that says phrases? Wow.
Walked past a row of the rather cheap-looking action figures in a toy store. Wow, did they miss the point of the satire in the first movie or what? I have nothing against merchandising and I love it when movies get great action figures (NECA's stuff based on the original RoboCop movie is excellent) but RoboCop role play masks for kids?! Remote-control bikes? A talking action figure that says phrases? Wow.
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6:54PM on 01/07/2014

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You have a 5'10 robocop in a pretty new suit. On top of that, the guy has all his memories (pretty tough for a dead guy) and seems to spend large sections of the movie discussing his feelings with his wife, his kid, and his fellow officers. Sorry, this thing looks like crap.
You have a 5'10 robocop in a pretty new suit. On top of that, the guy has all his memories (pretty tough for a dead guy) and seems to spend large sections of the movie discussing his feelings with his wife, his kid, and his fellow officers. Sorry, this thing looks like crap.
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3:32PM on 01/07/2014
If this were called Robert Cop I'd think it looks awesome. Google it.
If this were called Robert Cop I'd think it looks awesome. Google it.
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8:43PM on 01/07/2014
RobertCop and Specialman hang out in their down time. It's like the Bootleg version of Toy Story.
RobertCop and Specialman hang out in their down time. It's like the Bootleg version of Toy Story.
2:53PM on 01/07/2014
Some concepts only work because of the execution. Verhoeven knew exactly how Robocop should be executed. Sadly, every other filmmaker that has tackled this character just didn't get it.
Some concepts only work because of the execution. Verhoeven knew exactly how Robocop should be executed. Sadly, every other filmmaker that has tackled this character just didn't get it.
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3:16PM on 01/07/2014
I really hope this flops.
I really hope this flops.
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1:51PM on 01/07/2014
Chi chi chan chi!!!
Chi chi chan chi!!!
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1:31PM on 01/07/2014
Yep still looks like shit
Yep still looks like shit
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12:59PM on 01/07/2014
What if I told you that even the best 80s action film could be made into a PG13 commercial for action figures?
What if I told you that even the best 80s action film could be made into a PG13 commercial for action figures?
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