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09.05.2012

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ROBOCOP is a bit of mangled mess right now, insofar as publicity goes.  And goodness knows that the folks at the studio are probably brainstorming night and day like a motherf***er to figure out how to control it, but in the meantime a new script review has come along to balance out the old (and extremely negative) one by gushing a fair amount of praise.  Said praise is partially in response to a gigantic spoiler, the description of which I've included as the last of the reviewer's comments.

To be fair, the first trailer will probably reveal all of this anyway.  So unless you were so in love with looking forward to ROBOCOP that you were going to shut yourself away from all marketing and promotional materials until the release date of August 9th, 2013...

The information you'll find below was collated from a series of posts by SuperHeroHype forum member Solidus.

Regarding Robocop's tech:

He moves quick. At first as Robo 1.0 he is somewhat slow. But he does move fast, he can run up to 30MPH and catch bad guys pretty quick.

Other things, that I love is just the whole integration of wi-fi and how he is connected to everything. This is truly Robocop remade for the modern world, not the 80's.

I have said before I love the virtual evidence world he creates and re-creates a crime as it happens. I love how he is connected to every camera in the city and they are everywhere.

There is also a motorcycle that is made specifically for him, it sounds pretty cool, it connects to him in a way. So he mainly drives his Cruiser motorcycle thing.

And people should not worry about the "Transformers" aspect, all that changes is the appearance of the texture of his armor and helmet, nothing more. He has a visor but it is more see through.

Yea the armor just changes to different textures/slight bulkiness. But it makes it sound like in the script in many scenes that it transforms very very quickly. No body changing or arms becoming something else kind of stuff.

He starts out more human, but OCP starts to mess with him and take away his emotions and he becomes very cold like the Robocop we know.

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SPOILER TIME:

The story does resolve around that they need Murphy he is the perfect candidate but they know he won't agree to it. So they hire bad guys to pretty much knock him out and "surgically" blow him away so they can get program under way. And also make Murphy's wife think that it is the only way to save Alex is to do this program and he will still be the man she loves. But lets say the company really back stabs that and then some. They just want a cold robot that does what it's told but give the appearance to the press and public that he can have emotions. They set up the whole family wanting him back thing to give it a good clean image. But in reality the company is being horrible about it.

One emotional part that turns him more to a machine (which is what the company and Norton wanted) was when they showed Murphy what was left of "him" they strip all his mechanical stuff and it is just some of his organs part of his head and a part of his brain. A pretty sad scene, especially when they make Murphy's wife look at it, to get her to run away from wanting to still be with Alex.

Now that i cool.  That is more f***ing like it.  That I kind of really love.  What about you?

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Hopefully ROBOCOP is more beneficial to Abbie Cornish's career than SUCKER PUNCH...

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Extra Tidbit: The main analogy being used regarding the tone and plot progression of ROBOCOP is DISTICT 9 - what say you to that, if the similarities are indeed there as some aspects of this review seems to suggest?

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8:47PM on 09/06/2012
Sounds like a 13 year old Michael Bay wrote the script. I'll pass.
Sounds like a 13 year old Michael Bay wrote the script. I'll pass.
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6:18PM on 09/06/2012

"He starts out more human, but OCP starts to mess with him and take away his emotions and he becomes very cold like the Robocop we know."

Awful. That's, like, the total OPPOSITE of the first movie. Whole point is that he starts out emotionless, but by the end gradually re-establishes his humanity (e.g. family flashbacks, etc.). Either the reviewer missed the point of the first film, or... I don't even know.
Awful. That's, like, the total OPPOSITE of the first movie. Whole point is that he starts out emotionless, but by the end gradually re-establishes his humanity (e.g. family flashbacks, etc.). Either the reviewer missed the point of the first film, or... I don't even know.
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12:32PM on 09/06/2012

Ok Well.....

Sounds like it would be cool but .... How did the script get into the hands of a kid?? Sounds like how I would've written it back when the original movie came out LoL.
Sounds like it would be cool but .... How did the script get into the hands of a kid?? Sounds like how I would've written it back when the original movie came out LoL.
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11:17AM on 09/06/2012
That is do sound cool, and this guy sounds like smart at writing
That is do sound cool, and this guy sounds like smart at writing
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9:05AM on 09/06/2012
Fast moving Robocop is in my book a necessary change.

Despite this entire shit circus that surrounds this project, for some reason I can't shake the suspicion that it'll end up being quite a good flick.
Fast moving Robocop is in my book a necessary change.

Despite this entire shit circus that surrounds this project, for some reason I can't shake the suspicion that it'll end up being quite a good flick.
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8:53AM on 09/06/2012

Ummm...

I think you posted the wrong review because that still sounds like shit.
This blogger sounds like a nine year old kid watching the Six Million Dollar Man. He can run 30 MPH? He has wi-fi? What is he, a Vespa? This is a desparate attempt to put out a firestorm of bad reviews. Get Roger Ebert to say any of the above and I will listen.
Transformer, indeed.
I think you posted the wrong review because that still sounds like shit.
This blogger sounds like a nine year old kid watching the Six Million Dollar Man. He can run 30 MPH? He has wi-fi? What is he, a Vespa? This is a desparate attempt to put out a firestorm of bad reviews. Get Roger Ebert to say any of the above and I will listen.
Transformer, indeed.
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7:48AM on 09/06/2012

Better be Hard R

If this has any chance of surviving, it will need to be gruesome. They better show these limbs getting blown off, people need to have holes punched through them. A PG-13 Robocop would suck worse than that shitty total recall remake.
If this has any chance of surviving, it will need to be gruesome. They better show these limbs getting blown off, people need to have holes punched through them. A PG-13 Robocop would suck worse than that shitty total recall remake.
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5:52AM on 09/06/2012

Nah.

I'm still out. Thumbs down all you like, there are other great indie movies that don't get made while unnecessary remakes like this do. Sad really.
I'm still out. Thumbs down all you like, there are other great indie movies that don't get made while unnecessary remakes like this do. Sad really.
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1:18AM on 09/06/2012
Good or bad, I can't be bothered. Unnecessary remakes are just a waste.
Good or bad, I can't be bothered. Unnecessary remakes are just a waste.
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1:06AM on 09/06/2012
This seems like a more fair script review, Drew McWeeny may have been exaggerating a tad. I like that this review tries to state the facts, and not paint anything in too much of a negative light. The "virtual crime scene" aspect reminds me of Batman's "Detective Mode" function in the Arkham games, and I'd love to see the textural-change effects! The spoiler that OCP had planned to mess with Murphy from the beginning sounds like a good idea to explore in more detail, if done right. And Michael
This seems like a more fair script review, Drew McWeeny may have been exaggerating a tad. I like that this review tries to state the facts, and not paint anything in too much of a negative light. The "virtual crime scene" aspect reminds me of Batman's "Detective Mode" function in the Arkham games, and I'd love to see the textural-change effects! The spoiler that OCP had planned to mess with Murphy from the beginning sounds like a good idea to explore in more detail, if done right. And Michael Keaton is now the villain. So hopefully I can go back to looking forward to this one again! I somehow doubt we'll get any similar, more positive news from the TMNT camp.
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8:21PM on 09/05/2012

A little better

Sounds like this has to be rated R. Also, he better still have the spike USB connector.
Sounds like this has to be rated R. Also, he better still have the spike USB connector.
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8:00PM on 09/05/2012
Now that's more like it!
Now that's more like it!
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7:55PM on 09/05/2012

Ehhhhh....

That OCP basically sets up Murphy to be killed is played far more subtly in the original film (and therefore more effective.) There's a very small line in the movie in which Bob Morton says that the best 'candidates' (Murphy) are 'strategically placed in the police department' (sent to high-crime precincts) to ensure Robocop can quickly go to prototype. Murphy begins the movie getting a transfer to the highest-crime precinct in Detroit. We're left to connect the dots that OCP saw his resume,
That OCP basically sets up Murphy to be killed is played far more subtly in the original film (and therefore more effective.) There's a very small line in the movie in which Bob Morton says that the best 'candidates' (Murphy) are 'strategically placed in the police department' (sent to high-crime precincts) to ensure Robocop can quickly go to prototype. Murphy begins the movie getting a transfer to the highest-crime precinct in Detroit. We're left to connect the dots that OCP saw his resume, figured he'd be a good Robocop, and deliberately ordered him to a place where he'd likely be killed in the line of duty. Far more corporate and cold-blooded IMO than some sort of dramatic third act 'reveal' which is a cliche at this point.

I really like Jose Padhila and I'm impressed with the cast, so I'm reserving judgment.
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