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First clip from Jose Padilha's Robocop remake has the titular hero in a "field test"

Jan. 15, 2014by: Paul Shirey

Well, this is likely to put things in perspective for a lot of folks. The comparisons of this remake to the original are unavoidable and I think after seeing this clip many will make up their minds on how they feel about the new version. Granted, it's only 70 seconds of the film, but it tells a lot in terms of attitude, style, and tone. I'll save my thoughts for after the clip. In the meantime, take a gander at director Jose Padilha's rendition of ROBOCOP.

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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.

So, it looks to me like this is definitely a more playful, action-centric flick. While the original had those elements as well, it also never had contemporary rock music playing under any of the sequences to enhance your enjoyment of it. This is definitely a different direction for the series, which I think was the point from the beginning. This will probably play well to the younger generation, while the grizzled movie grumps like me will remain pessimistic. That said, I'm still open to checking this out if it turns out to be something more than just a PG-13 ROBOCOP-lite.

ROBOCOP opens on February 12, 2014.

Source: IGN

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12:34PM on 01/17/2014

Robocrap

ooh how F--ing sad that clip is...he looks like a regular guy who is going to play lazer Tag..IF he is going to feel pain, then his suit is complete shit...not only that but he talks and acts like he knows all his previous memories...agghh
ooh how F--ing sad that clip is...he looks like a regular guy who is going to play lazer Tag..IF he is going to feel pain, then his suit is complete shit...not only that but he talks and acts like he knows all his previous memories...agghh
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1:35PM on 01/16/2014

That was much worse than I thought it would be...

What a shame, the promotions were actually getting better, but this was just the most generic fucking scene you could have for this character. I mean they called him Alex, said he will feel pain, WTF?
What a shame, the promotions were actually getting better, but this was just the most generic fucking scene you could have for this character. I mean they called him Alex, said he will feel pain, WTF?
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1:21PM on 01/16/2014

I can be at ease to take my young son to see this

THEN make him watch the original again. "Daddy, The old one kicks ass!"
THEN make him watch the original again. "Daddy, The old one kicks ass!"
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1:40PM on 01/16/2014
Save money and just watch the old one at home. It will be a much better experience, plus it might help in telling Hollywood to stop F*cking remaking.
Save money and just watch the old one at home. It will be a much better experience, plus it might help in telling Hollywood to stop F*cking remaking.
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12:15PM on 01/16/2014

yea CYLON-COP

When can we make action movies for adults again?
When can we make action movies for adults again?
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12:02PM on 01/16/2014

*sigh*

Hollywood, where dreams come true. Unless you dare to dream something bold and original. Eric Jonrosh
Hollywood, where dreams come true. Unless you dare to dream something bold and original. Eric Jonrosh
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11:32AM on 01/16/2014
Why is he running away from bullets when he is Robocop? They put a man in a suit with high tech armour and he has to hide and dodge. Just a thought.
Why is he running away from bullets when he is Robocop? They put a man in a suit with high tech armour and he has to hide and dodge. Just a thought.
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11:22AM on 01/16/2014

Corny

Looks like shit.
Looks like shit.
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8:09AM on 01/16/2014
The tagline should read..."Just when you thought it couldn't get worse than Robocop 3, along comes......Robocop.
Also I remember going to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when I was younger and peeking through the door to see Robocop. This year, TMNT and Robocop. I wonder how many more time this is gonna happen?
The tagline should read..."Just when you thought it couldn't get worse than Robocop 3, along comes......Robocop.
Also I remember going to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when I was younger and peeking through the door to see Robocop. This year, TMNT and Robocop. I wonder how many more time this is gonna happen?
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7:09AM on 01/16/2014

HAHAHAHAHAHAH

Think it just proved a point. To those who thought this movie was gonna be good. YOU WERE WRONG. That whole sequence looked like it was from a spoof.
Think it just proved a point. To those who thought this movie was gonna be good. YOU WERE WRONG. That whole sequence looked like it was from a spoof.
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4:27AM on 01/16/2014

Man...

That really stunk.
That really stunk.
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1:40AM on 01/16/2014

Holy crap, WTF?

WTF, is this crap, the music itself is going to distract from the scene and the playful banter is terrible. Why did they chose that goddamn awful song from the seventies? Was it royalty free on the Internet? Oh man, my blood is literally boiling at seeing this, just imagine how much better this would be with better music (old Robocop theme) and no banter, why in the hell would they call him Alex? He's not supposed to be a man, just a machine and if that preening douche bag actor wanted to
WTF, is this crap, the music itself is going to distract from the scene and the playful banter is terrible. Why did they chose that goddamn awful song from the seventies? Was it royalty free on the Internet? Oh man, my blood is literally boiling at seeing this, just imagine how much better this would be with better music (old Robocop theme) and no banter, why in the hell would they call him Alex? He's not supposed to be a man, just a machine and if that preening douche bag actor wanted to give him humanity, so insisted on the shield being off during most of the scenes then screw him, if it sucks then it will be his fault too. His struggle with humanity is what the movie should be about and that's why in the original his helmet is only removed an t the end of the movie, not during the movie so he can have with exchanges with his cast members. Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
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9:27AM on 01/16/2014
It defeats the whole point of what made the original so special. It didnt matter how much of a robot they made him and how far removed from humanity he was, ultimately they can not take the soul.

But then the original had other great themes running through it anyway and I do not expect this piece of s*it to even measure on one of those themes.

It defeats the whole point of what made the original so special. It didnt matter how much of a robot they made him and how far removed from humanity he was, ultimately they can not take the soul.

But then the original had other great themes running through it anyway and I do not expect this piece of s*it to even measure on one of those themes.

1:28AM on 01/16/2014

FAILOLOLOL!

This year's Len Wiseman directed "Total Recall." Enough said.
This year's Len Wiseman directed "Total Recall." Enough said.
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12:15AM on 01/16/2014
Will most likely be crap, but can't judge it from this. I actually like the more actiony direction. One of my main issues with the series was that Robocop was far too robotic. He was basically a walking bullet catcher in the original and moved about as well as one of those wind up toys than walks forward and doesn't do much else. I like that he isn't stiff in this and actually has movement. That said, nothing about this excited me. The action was actually kind of boring. I don't have high hopes
Will most likely be crap, but can't judge it from this. I actually like the more actiony direction. One of my main issues with the series was that Robocop was far too robotic. He was basically a walking bullet catcher in the original and moved about as well as one of those wind up toys than walks forward and doesn't do much else. I like that he isn't stiff in this and actually has movement. That said, nothing about this excited me. The action was actually kind of boring. I don't have high hopes for this, but then, I've never been a huge fan of the series and never really felt like the original was as great as it's made out to be. Not a movie that I feel has really aged very well.
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9:23AM on 01/16/2014
So basically you wanted a cop who moved like a human and was as far away from the title character.
"Robocop was far too robotic" I see a problem in this statement
So basically you wanted a cop who moved like a human and was as far away from the title character.
"Robocop was far too robotic" I see a problem in this statement
11:33PM on 01/15/2014

This needed one green post so...

Here's to shitty remakes!
Here's to shitty remakes!
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10:24PM on 01/15/2014
Eh, could have been cool with better music.
Eh, could have been cool with better music.
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9:26PM on 01/15/2014

Looks bad

Looks like black Iron Man with a gun. Dumb.
Looks like black Iron Man with a gun. Dumb.
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8:13PM on 01/15/2014

Remake FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL

Instead of making me anything close to excited for this film (based on the fact that the trailers have been getting gradually better) this clip has taken a teaming rancid dump on what positive expectations I might have had. And that pseudo-rock-esque soundtrack is horrible beyond reasonable description.
Instead of making me anything close to excited for this film (based on the fact that the trailers have been getting gradually better) this clip has taken a teaming rancid dump on what positive expectations I might have had. And that pseudo-rock-esque soundtrack is horrible beyond reasonable description.
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6:24PM on 01/15/2014
LOL so the big strategy was to run right at him while he hides, whew man thought it was going to be something complicated. This movie is going to be terrible.

I also like how they die from one shot although they are made of metal! Did Tony Stark make them or what!
LOL so the big strategy was to run right at him while he hides, whew man thought it was going to be something complicated. This movie is going to be terrible.

I also like how they die from one shot although they are made of metal! Did Tony Stark make them or what!
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11:23AM on 01/16/2014
What is the point in his armour if he is going to hide behind steel girders? Actually what is the point in him being called Robocop? He is as much use as a chocolate teapot.
What is the point in his armour if he is going to hide behind steel girders? Actually what is the point in him being called Robocop? He is as much use as a chocolate teapot.
4:39PM on 01/15/2014

What!?!

What happened to Robocop's voice??? He sounds so human!?! FUCK!!!
And yeah, that music is garbage!!!
What happened to Robocop's voice??? He sounds so human!?! FUCK!!!
And yeah, that music is garbage!!!
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4:38PM on 01/15/2014
I'm just gonna say this now before I forget but this movie will fail not because of Joel Kinnaman, who is a solid actor, but because of the fact that it is a PG-13 movie that really does a number on the origins/look of Robo-cop.
I'm just gonna say this now before I forget but this movie will fail not because of Joel Kinnaman, who is a solid actor, but because of the fact that it is a PG-13 movie that really does a number on the origins/look of Robo-cop.
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4:03PM on 01/15/2014
What the hell is with that music? Feels so out of place in that scene. If this does end up being a shitty film, you should check out Elite Squad: The Enemy Within from the same director. Great flick.
What the hell is with that music? Feels so out of place in that scene. If this does end up being a shitty film, you should check out Elite Squad: The Enemy Within from the same director. Great flick.
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3:18PM on 01/15/2014

Looks like a budget ware video game

from 2009.
I'll pass.
from 2009.
I'll pass.
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3:04PM on 01/15/2014

For the love of god

Please remove that song it distracts from the scene. I could barely concentrate on what was going on because I've heard that song by Focus too many times in movies.
Please remove that song it distracts from the scene. I could barely concentrate on what was going on because I've heard that song by Focus too many times in movies.
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2:47PM on 01/15/2014

Ugh, looks horrible

The actor playing Robocop said in Entertainment Weekly that "He didn't want the visor down most of the time because it hides the human side too much". I say the human side can suck the hymen of a decapitated donkey corpse. Seriously, this looks like a watered down Iron Man with an interesting cast but aimed towards teenage girls.
The actor playing Robocop said in Entertainment Weekly that "He didn't want the visor down most of the time because it hides the human side too much". I say the human side can suck the hymen of a decapitated donkey corpse. Seriously, this looks like a watered down Iron Man with an interesting cast but aimed towards teenage girls.
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2:26PM on 01/15/2014
Loving the 'Batman Forever'-esque font for the actor's names. Thank Christ Abbie Cornish is in this.
Loving the 'Batman Forever'-esque font for the actor's names. Thank Christ Abbie Cornish is in this.
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2:24PM on 01/15/2014
Why, oh why does this have to be pg-13?!
Why, oh why does this have to be pg-13?!
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3:20PM on 01/15/2014
Toy sales, studio politics, more butts in the seats.
Toy sales, studio politics, more butts in the seats.
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2:15PM on 01/15/2014

A movie starring....

Commissioner Gordon, Batman, and Nick Furry
Commissioner Gordon, Batman, and Nick Furry
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2:48PM on 01/15/2014
Not starring, they all have about 10 minutes of screen time each. Hardly in it. What makes up 90% of this movie is horribly CGI'd action sequences that Iron Man dropped for time restraints. This looks like shit and I hate that Michael Keaton is attached, he would be the only reason I see this on netflix.
Not starring, they all have about 10 minutes of screen time each. Hardly in it. What makes up 90% of this movie is horribly CGI'd action sequences that Iron Man dropped for time restraints. This looks like shit and I hate that Michael Keaton is attached, he would be the only reason I see this on netflix.
3:20PM on 01/15/2014
@Masterdebator88- "they all have about 10 min of screen time each." So...you've seen the movie? Then you go on to say this looks like shit. Well, which is it? Is this a shitty looking movie that you haven't seen yet or have you seen it somehow already? If you haven't seen it, then how would you know how much screen time each actor has?
@Masterdebator88- "they all have about 10 min of screen time each." So...you've seen the movie? Then you go on to say this looks like shit. Well, which is it? Is this a shitty looking movie that you haven't seen yet or have you seen it somehow already? If you haven't seen it, then how would you know how much screen time each actor has?
2:12PM on 01/15/2014
TJ Lazer?
Not sold on this, but I guess it's just a short training sequence.
The song, "Hocus Pocus" by Focus is an odd choice. It's a great tune, but doesn't exactly scream Robocop to me. I honestly have no idea what they're going for with this film, but hopefully there'll be some level of depth to it.
TJ Lazer?
Not sold on this, but I guess it's just a short training sequence.
The song, "Hocus Pocus" by Focus is an odd choice. It's a great tune, but doesn't exactly scream Robocop to me. I honestly have no idea what they're going for with this film, but hopefully there'll be some level of depth to it.
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1:47PM on 01/15/2014
The EM-208s look like blatant rip-offs of Cylon Centurions.
The EM-208s look like blatant rip-offs of Cylon Centurions.
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1:39PM on 01/15/2014
It doesn't look dangerous at all. All shots except the one from Ropbocop are missing. No suspense....
It doesn't look dangerous at all. All shots except the one from Ropbocop are missing. No suspense....
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