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06.11.2008
When rumblings of a ROBOCOP remake recently surfaced, I thought ‘nah, couldn’t be. Hollywood remake a classic? Preposterous!’ But lo and behold, here’s proof that MGM is indeed going ahead with their remake/re-imagining/revisiting/ of the popular franchise. The photo is a very primary teaser poster for the film that was snapped up at the NY Licensing show and gives us an idea of what the character will look like—essentially the same. I wonder who they’ll get to play him? Any suggestions?

Extra Tidbit: Paul Verhoeven initially considered casting Rutger Hauer or Michael Ironside in the lead role.
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10:31PM on 06/15/2008

Follow the trend...

Hollywood is all about trends, right? One hit, then everyone follows the same pattern. So if Christian Bale, Tobey Maguire, and Robert Downey Jr. have set the trend, that a credible actor can really sell an action piece... why not Russell Crowe? Honestly, getting him to buy the script would be entirely difficult.. but why not? Talk about bringing something to the role.

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Hollywood is all about trends, right? One hit, then everyone follows the same pattern. So if Christian Bale, Tobey Maguire, and Robert Downey Jr. have set the trend, that a credible actor can really sell an action piece... why not Russell Crowe? Honestly, getting him to buy the script would be entirely difficult.. but why not? Talk about bringing something to the role.

Your thoughts?
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12:07PM on 06/12/2008

here's something

Don't see shit like this, vote with your wallet. Don't go to see it, tell everyone not to see it. The only reason nothing original is made anymore is because people will pay to see rubbish like this. Parents: teach your children for god's sake. Scold them for spending yuour hard earned cash on this kinda stuff.

On the other hand, the idea of a cop who is also a robot could be a interesting 'new' movie if done right. Just don't call it Robocop. Call it "Policeman That Is Also a Robot"
I'd
Don't see shit like this, vote with your wallet. Don't go to see it, tell everyone not to see it. The only reason nothing original is made anymore is because people will pay to see rubbish like this. Parents: teach your children for god's sake. Scold them for spending yuour hard earned cash on this kinda stuff.

On the other hand, the idea of a cop who is also a robot could be a interesting 'new' movie if done right. Just don't call it Robocop. Call it "Policeman That Is Also a Robot"
I'd see that.
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10:49AM on 06/12/2008

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WHY ? wtf !!
WHY ? wtf !!
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1:15AM on 06/12/2008
WTF? It's the same as the T4 poster....

Not a good sign.

I'd rather see more original productions on film. At least the first Robocop had something to say that lasted the test of time....
WTF? It's the same as the T4 poster....

Not a good sign.

I'd rather see more original productions on film. At least the first Robocop had something to say that lasted the test of time....
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12:17AM on 06/12/2008

FIRST OF ALL

Why remake something that doesn't need to be? Wait what am I saying? Of course - Money!

As for Christenson, thankgod most of robocops emotions are played out visually and not a lot relies on the actor, himself. Otherwise, this movie would be about as interesting as Jumper.
Why remake something that doesn't need to be? Wait what am I saying? Of course - Money!

As for Christenson, thankgod most of robocops emotions are played out visually and not a lot relies on the actor, himself. Otherwise, this movie would be about as interesting as Jumper.
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9:12PM on 06/11/2008

Thats pretty much

THE WORST poster lol.

Same shit as T4.
THE WORST poster lol.

Same shit as T4.
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8:30PM on 06/11/2008

TO Stmike33

NO ONE REMEMBERS THE ORIGINAL SCARFACE?!?!? It's hard to remember something if you've never seen or heard of it in the first place, which is, unfortunately the problem with our society's view on visual entertainment. For the general population, everything that is new is lauded, and anything that is old is shunned. In my opinion, the original is FAR superior to the remake. The story never gets trapped by the filmmaker's conventions. De Palma's remake took the basic story of the original and
NO ONE REMEMBERS THE ORIGINAL SCARFACE?!?!? It's hard to remember something if you've never seen or heard of it in the first place, which is, unfortunately the problem with our society's view on visual entertainment. For the general population, everything that is new is lauded, and anything that is old is shunned. In my opinion, the original is FAR superior to the remake. The story never gets trapped by the filmmaker's conventions. De Palma's remake took the basic story of the original and changed around some things in order to make eveything BIGGER and BLOATED. In doing so, he lost a lot of the impact of the original, his style eclipses the story. I've ALWAYS found Scarface '83 to be the most overrated film of all time. It's mind-numbing to say no one remembers the original (your acknowledgement of it proves otherwise). I'm sure many critics would agree that Scarface '83 is extremely melodramatic obnoxious, and bloated, unlike Hawks version.
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6:58PM on 06/11/2008

Better version

The poster looks weird because it's one of those new 3-D lenticular ones. Looks strange when it is photographed. Here's a better quality version of the poster that someone else snapped: [link]

I say bring it on. But I will say that there was a rumor spreading around from MGM that they wanted to make a 3D Robo film much like Beowulf. This poster seems to confirm that thinking.
The poster looks weird because it's one of those new 3-D lenticular ones. Looks strange when it is photographed. Here's a better quality version of the poster that someone else snapped: [link]

I say bring it on. But I will say that there was a rumor spreading around from MGM that they wanted to make a 3D Robo film much like Beowulf. This poster seems to confirm that thinking.
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6:50PM on 06/11/2008
Hayden Christensen would be prefect, his acting is already pretty much robotic.
Hayden Christensen would be prefect, his acting is already pretty much robotic.
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5:53PM on 06/11/2008

You know...

I gotta say, even though remakes are horrible, it's mainly because of the script...The quality (mainly the looks)is really good.

The Texas Chainsaw was really great with quality and set design, but the script was uninspired.

If they spent more time with the script, remakes would be better.
I gotta say, even though remakes are horrible, it's mainly because of the script...The quality (mainly the looks)is really good.

The Texas Chainsaw was really great with quality and set design, but the script was uninspired.

If they spent more time with the script, remakes would be better.
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4:08PM on 06/11/2008

Well, In Response

You know, it's funny just how many people in my High School didn't know that Dawn of the Dead, The Hills Have Eyes, or even The Texas Chainsaw Massacre were remakes. I thought everyone knew about TCM at least.

However, only a handful of kids I spoke to even knew the original DotD and THHE even exsisted.

My point is, I'm tired of unoriginality. Sure, I'm open for remakes, if quality people are behind them. However, we are drowning in them right now. Not only that, but 98% of the remakes
You know, it's funny just how many people in my High School didn't know that Dawn of the Dead, The Hills Have Eyes, or even The Texas Chainsaw Massacre were remakes. I thought everyone knew about TCM at least.

However, only a handful of kids I spoke to even knew the original DotD and THHE even exsisted.

My point is, I'm tired of unoriginality. Sure, I'm open for remakes, if quality people are behind them. However, we are drowning in them right now. Not only that, but 98% of the remakes being made range from disappointing to absolutely terrible.

I also hate having to explain, in conversation, which Dawn of the Dead, Prom Night, Halloween, The Hills Have Eyes, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville horror, [insert remake here], I'm talking about. Somebody will think I'm talking about the remake and by the time I explain to them that there is another film, made in the 70s called Dawn of the Dead as well, I've already lost them and the conversation can't continue.



And no offense spacemonkey, you seem like a pretty cool dude, but those are the remakes that everyone always brings up when defending remakes. What is that? 1% of all the remakes ever made? Sure they are good, in fact "The Thing" is one of my favorite movies of all time, but those are just a handful.
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4:02PM on 06/11/2008

Doe's anyone remember

Remakes aren't completely crap, everyone's beloved Scarface was a remake so good, nobody remembers the original. One day a great remake is gonna slap you all in the face. If you hate it, don't watch it.
Remakes aren't completely crap, everyone's beloved Scarface was a remake so good, nobody remembers the original. One day a great remake is gonna slap you all in the face. If you hate it, don't watch it.
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4:02PM on 06/11/2008

Some perspective:


Hollywood has ALWAYS remade movies...hell, 1940's 'Gaslight' got remade in 1946! And Bogart's 1941 'Maltese Falcon' WAS a remake (and the original was released only ten years earlier, in 1931).

Besides, there'd be almost as many years between the original 'Robocop' and a remake as there were between Lugosi's and Lee's respective Draculas...and I'd argue that Lugosi's Dracula was FAR more iconic than Weller's Murphy.

So, if a remake's done well (as with 'The Fly' or 'The Thing'

Hollywood has ALWAYS remade movies...hell, 1940's 'Gaslight' got remade in 1946! And Bogart's 1941 'Maltese Falcon' WAS a remake (and the original was released only ten years earlier, in 1931).

Besides, there'd be almost as many years between the original 'Robocop' and a remake as there were between Lugosi's and Lee's respective Draculas...and I'd argue that Lugosi's Dracula was FAR more iconic than Weller's Murphy.

So, if a remake's done well (as with 'The Fly' or 'The Thing' remakes), and not poorly (as with 'The Hitcher' or 'Psycho' remakes), I really don't give a rat's @$$ what gets remade. A good movie (or remake) is good; a bad movie (or remake) is bad.

P.S.

Both adaptations of 'Lolita' were weak: the original was too goofy, the remake was too languid...and both leads, Dolores ('Lolita') AND Humbert, in both movies were too old for their roles.
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3:38PM on 06/11/2008

I don't know...


Are you whiners aware that you don't have to watch the remake? MGM is a pretty powerful company, but I'm almost 100% sure that they can't force you to see it.

Also, I'm pretty sure they're not going to round up all the copies of the original and destroy them, so if you have a hankering for a good Robocop movie, you can probably still watch your copy on DVD.

Are you whiners aware that you don't have to watch the remake? MGM is a pretty powerful company, but I'm almost 100% sure that they can't force you to see it.

Also, I'm pretty sure they're not going to round up all the copies of the original and destroy them, so if you have a hankering for a good Robocop movie, you can probably still watch your copy on DVD.
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3:38PM on 06/11/2008

lead

should be keanu reeves
should be keanu reeves
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3:32PM on 06/11/2008

This better

be a violent movie like the original and not the campy feel of the last couple. I guess we'll see.
be a violent movie like the original and not the campy feel of the last couple. I guess we'll see.
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3:30PM on 06/11/2008
At least make him look cool this time...
At least make him look cool this time...
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3:24PM on 06/11/2008

Ive seen many remakes...

And I have liked quite a few of them. You know what remakes Im talking about: Carpenters The Thing, Cronenbergs The Fly, Snyders Dawn of the Dead, Savinis Night of the Living Dead, to name but a few of the good ones.

So I dont completely shut down the doors on remakes cause they just might turn out to be good.

And lets face it, half of the time, these new "remakes" arent really remakes at all, they turn out to be just another sequel. And we get to see our favorite characters go on a
And I have liked quite a few of them. You know what remakes Im talking about: Carpenters The Thing, Cronenbergs The Fly, Snyders Dawn of the Dead, Savinis Night of the Living Dead, to name but a few of the good ones.

So I dont completely shut down the doors on remakes cause they just might turn out to be good.

And lets face it, half of the time, these new "remakes" arent really remakes at all, they turn out to be just another sequel. And we get to see our favorite characters go on a completely new direction.

Plus, you will ALWAYS have the originals to go back to. If you dont like remakes, then just dont watch em! Thats all there is to it.

The memory of the original one wont be erased...they will always continue to exist!
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3:09PM on 06/11/2008
Agreed! My god...what if some remakes a Kubrick Movie again?! Remember what happened to Lolita?!
Agreed! My god...what if some remakes a Kubrick Movie again?! Remember what happened to Lolita?!
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3:08PM on 06/11/2008
I know we shouldn't even speak it because we dont want people to start thinking about even considering some blasphamy like that.
I know we shouldn't even speak it because we dont want people to start thinking about even considering some blasphamy like that.
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3:05PM on 06/11/2008

Oh GOD!

Please don't joke about Citizen Kane...
Next thing we know, there's going to be an announcment saying: "Citizen Kane is being remade! With Joel Shumacher attached to direct!"
Please don't joke about Citizen Kane...
Next thing we know, there's going to be an announcment saying: "Citizen Kane is being remade! With Joel Shumacher attached to direct!"
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3:01PM on 06/11/2008
And while we are at this lets just remake and re-image Citzen Kane while we are at it.

Also I love this site like family but can you chill out on the damn pop ups already,its getting a little ridiculous.
And while we are at this lets just remake and re-image Citzen Kane while we are at it.

Also I love this site like family but can you chill out on the damn pop ups already,its getting a little ridiculous.
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3:00PM on 06/11/2008

ROBOCOP 2 WAS ACTUALLY NOT THAT BAD.

Robocop 2 wasn't that bad. It had Peter Weller for god's sake! Not to mention some amazing special effects at the time. Hell, even the director of The Empire Strikes Back directed it. The only problem was the script and the storyline. Half of the time it made no sense at all! Why would someone take a brain out of a criminal mastermind and place it inside of a robot programmed to help the police...right....

Robocop 2, while it has it's flaws, is a guilty pleasure. It's
Robocop 2 wasn't that bad. It had Peter Weller for god's sake! Not to mention some amazing special effects at the time. Hell, even the director of The Empire Strikes Back directed it. The only problem was the script and the storyline. Half of the time it made no sense at all! Why would someone take a brain out of a criminal mastermind and place it inside of a robot programmed to help the police...right....

Robocop 2, while it has it's flaws, is a guilty pleasure. It's entertaining.

Robocop 3 is the anti-christ of action movies. I don't need to say anything else about that movie.

However, back on topic.

Remaking Robocop is a really fuckin' stupid idea. No one can replace Peter Weller (See Robocop 3...the anti-christ..) and no one can make this movie ANY better. Robocop is PERFECT.

Hollywood is done for. No originality. When Nightmare On Elm Street (the greatest horror movie ever made next to Psycho, IMO) was green lit for a remake...I just lost all faith in Hollywood.

Please, someone, stop this remake. Hopefully this will wind up like Revenge of the Nerds.
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2:57PM on 06/11/2008
I feel sick. Robocop is far and beyond my favorite movie of all time and remaking it is just absurd. Robocop was perfect for that time and it shouldn't be touched. Robocop should be left alone. No sequels, no remakes, and no tv series.

I just watched Robocop 2 (what I could stand of it) for the first time since I was about six and that and the third (which even as a kid I knew was awful) and I think if they have to make a Robocop movie it should be Robocop going back in time and killing
I feel sick. Robocop is far and beyond my favorite movie of all time and remaking it is just absurd. Robocop was perfect for that time and it shouldn't be touched. Robocop should be left alone. No sequels, no remakes, and no tv series.

I just watched Robocop 2 (what I could stand of it) for the first time since I was about six and that and the third (which even as a kid I knew was awful) and I think if they have to make a Robocop movie it should be Robocop going back in time and killing anyone involved with the bastardization of his image.
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2:20PM on 06/11/2008

Another Sequel? Really?

I'm with you guys that this is pretty shitty news, but you'd rather see another sequel? I'd rather let this thing stay dead.

Name one good Robocop film OUTSIDE of the original.

Go ahead.

Huh?

What's that?

Oh, you can't. You know why that is? 'Cause they suck. I thought Robocop 3 was embarassing enough (one of the worst films of all time, IMO), but those damn Canandians picked up the series and continued cashing it out in some cheap ass direct-to-TV version of the material. Wow,
I'm with you guys that this is pretty shitty news, but you'd rather see another sequel? I'd rather let this thing stay dead.

Name one good Robocop film OUTSIDE of the original.

Go ahead.

Huh?

What's that?

Oh, you can't. You know why that is? 'Cause they suck. I thought Robocop 3 was embarassing enough (one of the worst films of all time, IMO), but those damn Canandians picked up the series and continued cashing it out in some cheap ass direct-to-TV version of the material. Wow, speaking of falling from grace.

A remake for this film does kinda suck, but hey, at least there is nowhere to go but up. Right? ... right?!

...

Fuck you guys.
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2:00PM on 06/11/2008
This is a bad idea. You can't remake such classic like Robocop. Though I heard the Bullitt remakes with presumably Brad Pitt, then anything is possible now. *sigh*
This is a bad idea. You can't remake such classic like Robocop. Though I heard the Bullitt remakes with presumably Brad Pitt, then anything is possible now. *sigh*
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1:59PM on 06/11/2008

Fake poster

This one and the Terminator Salvation are a hoax!
This one and the Terminator Salvation are a hoax!
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1:58PM on 06/11/2008

Fake poster

This one and the Terminator Salvation are a hoax!
This one and the Terminator Salvation are a hoax!
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1:50PM on 06/11/2008

dammit

I've been saying this for a while now... the remakes r happening so often that it's only a matter of time before they remake my favorite movie of all-time, Jaws. With a cgi shark. I'll slit my wrists
I've been saying this for a while now... the remakes r happening so often that it's only a matter of time before they remake my favorite movie of all-time, Jaws. With a cgi shark. I'll slit my wrists
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1:47PM on 06/11/2008
this looks like a cover for a (oldschool) Gameboy game

as for the movie, i dont care
this looks like a cover for a (oldschool) Gameboy game

as for the movie, i dont care
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1:25PM on 06/11/2008

spacemonkey

I think people are responding like this is because A.) we're sick of remakes/reboots. and B.) now they're trying to remake a lot of 80s movies. ONe day, they'll remake a movie that you may like and it just taints the original..
I think people are responding like this is because A.) we're sick of remakes/reboots. and B.) now they're trying to remake a lot of 80s movies. ONe day, they'll remake a movie that you may like and it just taints the original..
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1:20PM on 06/11/2008
Looks like Bill Zane's mouth.
Looks like Bill Zane's mouth.
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1:12PM on 06/11/2008

ARGGG another remake...

FUCK RoboCop !!!
stop making shitty remake and make MGS come to life !!! look at this, so awesome :'|

[link]

Use bale as snake !!!
FUCK RoboCop !!!
stop making shitty remake and make MGS come to life !!! look at this, so awesome :'|

[link]

Use bale as snake !!!
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1:07PM on 06/11/2008

I'm thinking...

Christian Bale.
He apparently likes revitalizing old franchises (batman and terminator).

Maybe if they actually cast him I'll see this movie, otherwies not so much.
Christian Bale.
He apparently likes revitalizing old franchises (batman and terminator).

Maybe if they actually cast him I'll see this movie, otherwies not so much.
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1:06PM on 06/11/2008

Drop it!!

Senseless remake. I'd rather see a sequel.
Senseless remake. I'd rather see a sequel.
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1:05PM on 06/11/2008

RoboCrap

Maybe Peter Weller will have a cameo appearance....
Maybe Peter Weller will have a cameo appearance....
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1:04PM on 06/11/2008
Whats with all this "oh no dont touch the classic!" bullshit? Ill say it again, the classic Veerhoven flick will always be there for you to enjoy, this will just be another version of it.

Honestly, Im all for it. Bring it on!

Id love to see Robocop come to life again...of course, it would have to be done right. The right director, actor, script.

It could work, Im guessing Iron Man had to do a lot with the revival of Robocop. Heres to the rebirth of the half man half machine...all
Whats with all this "oh no dont touch the classic!" bullshit? Ill say it again, the classic Veerhoven flick will always be there for you to enjoy, this will just be another version of it.

Honestly, Im all for it. Bring it on!

Id love to see Robocop come to life again...of course, it would have to be done right. The right director, actor, script.

It could work, Im guessing Iron Man had to do a lot with the revival of Robocop. Heres to the rebirth of the half man half machine...all cop!
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1:02PM on 06/11/2008
Must be the same people who thought another Terminator would be good. Look at the posters they are exactly the same.
Must be the same people who thought another Terminator would be good. Look at the posters they are exactly the same.
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1:00PM on 06/11/2008

What the Fuck?

That looks like the original... why even remake it? Oh, and I can't wait for them to announce their PG-13 rating. Aka Terminator 4
That looks like the original... why even remake it? Oh, and I can't wait for them to announce their PG-13 rating. Aka Terminator 4
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1:00PM on 06/11/2008

All my heroes are dead or have been turned out.

A wise man once said "I can't put my fist in your childhood dreams"

congratulations Hollywood for proving John Lajoie wrong.
A wise man once said "I can't put my fist in your childhood dreams"

congratulations Hollywood for proving John Lajoie wrong.
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12:52PM on 06/11/2008

A Buh?!?!

I think this is even a worse idea than making a new Terminator film. How do they plan on making this movie any good without it coming across as extremely cheesey? Granted, the cheesy tongue in cheek commercials and super-brutal violence is what made the first one so good, but I can't see a studio greenlighting a hard R brutal Robocop movie with the camp of the original. I won't be surprised if this ends up rated PG-13 and they go for a dark gritty feel ala Batman Begins or Casino Royale.
I think this is even a worse idea than making a new Terminator film. How do they plan on making this movie any good without it coming across as extremely cheesey? Granted, the cheesy tongue in cheek commercials and super-brutal violence is what made the first one so good, but I can't see a studio greenlighting a hard R brutal Robocop movie with the camp of the original. I won't be surprised if this ends up rated PG-13 and they go for a dark gritty feel ala Batman Begins or Casino Royale. That seems to be the way most of these reboots are made. Similar to their original, just with more realism and lots of darkness and shadows. It's getting kinda old.
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12:53PM on 06/11/2008
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12:50PM on 06/11/2008

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