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The first trailer for Jose Padilha's Robocop is here!

Sep. 5, 2013by: Niki Stephens

After a long time of wondering, you finally get to see what an update of ROBOCOP looks like.

Honestly? Not that bad. The essential elements are still there. Obviously there are some minor differences to allow for an update like the suit for example. However you will see that the old one does make an appearance until they decide to change up the design. It's hard not to want to check this out. There's Gary Oldman and Michael Keaton together. Commissioner Gordon and Batman. Sorry, it had to be said.

For now, we can only judge what we see. I know a lot of you are big fans of the 1987 version but this will be something new for the youngsters to be introduced to. It might even get them interested in checking out the original.

Check it out for yourself below. Let us know what you think.

Synopsis: In "RoboCop," the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex's life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.

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2:04PM on 09/08/2013
And fanboy apocalyptic rage in 3...2...1...
And fanboy apocalyptic rage in 3...2...1...
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9:50PM on 09/07/2013
I shit on this flick long before i saw the trailer and i gotta say, it dosent look half bad. Still saving judgement for the actual film though. It does have sime things going for it though. Sam Jackson in a perm wig for one...
I shit on this flick long before i saw the trailer and i gotta say, it dosent look half bad. Still saving judgement for the actual film though. It does have sime things going for it though. Sam Jackson in a perm wig for one...
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9:36PM on 09/07/2013

awesome

You fanboys are hilarious. Deal with it. Whine whine whine badger badger boo hoo, you are all nerds
You fanboys are hilarious. Deal with it. Whine whine whine badger badger boo hoo, you are all nerds
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6:39PM on 09/07/2013

THE REASON WHY FILMS SHOULD BE REMADE

Ever had you granpa tell you "Hey, watch this film from 1937 with me" and it was boring as hell? Eventually every film is going to die out of style. People will lose interest and teens won't want to watch the original Robocop with you when your 70 years old. However, they would be down for this one.
We remake films, to keep up to date, not to trace over what was already done to a T.
Ever had you granpa tell you "Hey, watch this film from 1937 with me" and it was boring as hell? Eventually every film is going to die out of style. People will lose interest and teens won't want to watch the original Robocop with you when your 70 years old. However, they would be down for this one.
We remake films, to keep up to date, not to trace over what was already done to a T.
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4:39AM on 09/09/2013
True movie fans watch films from any decade. I preferred the film Dillinger to the Michael Mann Public Enemies and Dillinger was made long before I was born. And as a director I love Michael Mann. The problem with these recent movies is that the emphasis seems to be on CGI and style over substance. I believed there needed to be a superman reboot but when I watched it I came to the conclusion that it had no emotion and most of the film relied on its special effects in order to pass it off as the
True movie fans watch films from any decade. I preferred the film Dillinger to the Michael Mann Public Enemies and Dillinger was made long before I was born. And as a director I love Michael Mann. The problem with these recent movies is that the emphasis seems to be on CGI and style over substance. I believed there needed to be a superman reboot but when I watched it I came to the conclusion that it had no emotion and most of the film relied on its special effects in order to pass it off as the Superman for a new generation.
4:39AM on 09/09/2013
True movie fans watch films from any decade. I preferred the film Dillinger to the Michael Mann Public Enemies and Dillinger was made long before I was born. And as a director I love Michael Mann. The problem with these recent movies is that the emphasis seems to be on CGI and style over substance. I believed there needed to be a superman reboot but when I watched it I came to the conclusion that it had no emotion and most of the film relied on its special effects in order to pass it off as the
True movie fans watch films from any decade. I preferred the film Dillinger to the Michael Mann Public Enemies and Dillinger was made long before I was born. And as a director I love Michael Mann. The problem with these recent movies is that the emphasis seems to be on CGI and style over substance. I believed there needed to be a superman reboot but when I watched it I came to the conclusion that it had no emotion and most of the film relied on its special effects in order to pass it off as the Superman for a new generation.
4:26PM on 09/07/2013
The trailer has no soul. It doesn't get me engaged to see the movie...and isn't that what a film trailer should do?

(Note: I wasn't really jazzed with the Pacific Rim trailer, and that movie turned out to be a disappointment).
The trailer has no soul. It doesn't get me engaged to see the movie...and isn't that what a film trailer should do?

(Note: I wasn't really jazzed with the Pacific Rim trailer, and that movie turned out to be a disappointment).
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6:14AM on 09/07/2013

ROBOTURD

This is just another dumbed down pile of turd. The original movie was a classic for so many reasons and as a movie still holds up today. Already I can see this remake has completely missed the point. The original film wasn't just about a guy in a suit, The film itself had so many layers to it which in my mind is what makes it one of the greatest sci fi films around and even competes with Shakespeare's work. Elements like resurrection, good vs evil, his love for his wife and child and the
This is just another dumbed down pile of turd. The original movie was a classic for so many reasons and as a movie still holds up today. Already I can see this remake has completely missed the point. The original film wasn't just about a guy in a suit, The film itself had so many layers to it which in my mind is what makes it one of the greatest sci fi films around and even competes with Shakespeare's work. Elements like resurrection, good vs evil, his love for his wife and child and the tragedy of being imprisoned in this new life as a machine, the social aspects of the film were also a huge part of what makes it great. And then the guys at Hollywood think I know what will make loads of money that made money in the past. I know lets remake Robocop because thats cool but lets stick him in a black suit and make it PG13 because kids like robots in black it looks cool. I hope to God that this flops then they might think again before ruining another important part of movie history.
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4:41AM on 09/09/2013
How on earth did my post get a score of minus 3? I truly have lost faith in the movie business.
How on earth did my post get a score of minus 3? I truly have lost faith in the movie business.
6:13PM on 09/06/2013

Looks Cool!

I haven't seen the original RoboCop so I'm looking forward to seeing this film. All you haters know you're gonna go see the movie anyway, so you might as well stop complaining.
I haven't seen the original RoboCop so I'm looking forward to seeing this film. All you haters know you're gonna go see the movie anyway, so you might as well stop complaining.
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9:05PM on 09/06/2013
You've never seen the original RoboCop before? You've got to watch it, man! You're missing one of the best movies of the 1980s.
You've never seen the original RoboCop before? You've got to watch it, man! You're missing one of the best movies of the 1980s.
3:09AM on 09/07/2013
No, I have no interest in seeing the movie portrayed in that clip. That's what they make DVDs for......
No, I have no interest in seeing the movie portrayed in that clip. That's what they make DVDs for......
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5:15PM on 09/06/2013

I hate to admit it but........

the trailer is better than I expected. I'd give it a watch, matinee price of course.
the trailer is better than I expected. I'd give it a watch, matinee price of course.
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5:02PM on 09/06/2013
The human hand looks silly. It will probably pay off with the family angle about how he can still feel his son with it, but it just looks wrong on the guy. They also should've stuck with the metallic colors. Looks much more robo and a lot less rubber.

PS. I'm an adult so I don't care they remake a movie from 27 years ago. When's the last time you said "oh I don't want to do that. I already did that in 1987, it's too soon"
The human hand looks silly. It will probably pay off with the family angle about how he can still feel his son with it, but it just looks wrong on the guy. They also should've stuck with the metallic colors. Looks much more robo and a lot less rubber.

PS. I'm an adult so I don't care they remake a movie from 27 years ago. When's the last time you said "oh I don't want to do that. I already did that in 1987, it's too soon"
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4:33PM on 09/06/2013

Dope

Fuck yeah. Looks great. I am not one of those fanboys to put this flick down. I don't care if the reviews are good or bad...going to see it hands down. Majority of people here weeping tears are going to see it, don't lie to yourself and others.
Fuck yeah. Looks great. I am not one of those fanboys to put this flick down. I don't care if the reviews are good or bad...going to see it hands down. Majority of people here weeping tears are going to see it, don't lie to yourself and others.
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2:13PM on 09/06/2013

"We're gonna put a man inside a machine."

So like a car. Or a plane. Or a bus. Or a tank. Or a helicopter. Or a submarine. Or a catapult.
So like a car. Or a plane. Or a bus. Or a tank. Or a helicopter. Or a submarine. Or a catapult.
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12:27PM on 09/06/2013

February???

Not a lotta faith, but they did get a pretty solid cast
Not a lotta faith, but they did get a pretty solid cast
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11:54AM on 09/06/2013
My biggest complaint is that he doesn't FEEL like a Robocop. He looks like he is in GI Joe (first movie) with those special suits than a man/machine. Aside from his voice, almost nothing screams "Yo, I am a cyborg" just dude in armour.
I'll give it a chance when it comes out but I am not that impressed...though I did get chills when he said "Dead or alive, you're coming with me". Otherwise that's about the only good feeling I have
My biggest complaint is that he doesn't FEEL like a Robocop. He looks like he is in GI Joe (first movie) with those special suits than a man/machine. Aside from his voice, almost nothing screams "Yo, I am a cyborg" just dude in armour.
I'll give it a chance when it comes out but I am not that impressed...though I did get chills when he said "Dead or alive, you're coming with me". Otherwise that's about the only good feeling I have
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11:29AM on 09/06/2013

Robocrap

I had low expectation. Low disapointement. No gonna see it. What have you done to me? ... What the f**k ?
I had low expectation. Low disapointement. No gonna see it. What have you done to me? ... What the f**k ?
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11:08AM on 09/06/2013

I give up Hollywood

From the moment I heard they were remaking RoboCop and that Verhoeven had no hand in it...I knew it was doomed. This looks like every other current generic sci-fi movie. Oh how exciting, he'll fight a CGI army...wow, "never" been done before. So many things wrong with this...its not what RoboCop should be. But here's hoping the original gets a proper Blu-Ray transfer of the Uncut version.
From the moment I heard they were remaking RoboCop and that Verhoeven had no hand in it...I knew it was doomed. This looks like every other current generic sci-fi movie. Oh how exciting, he'll fight a CGI army...wow, "never" been done before. So many things wrong with this...its not what RoboCop should be. But here's hoping the original gets a proper Blu-Ray transfer of the Uncut version.
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10:52AM on 09/06/2013
This actually looks like a very faithful remake... of TJ Lazer.
This actually looks like a very faithful remake... of TJ Lazer.
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10:46AM on 09/06/2013

lazerscope

Hey, well the trailer has officially peaked my interest. Looks like they got some of the elements from the original in there which is awesome, eg. the original suit. I see the "Chicken Robot" in there as well. And, Michael Keaton! Didn't know he was cast in it. Verhoeven's original version was excellent, so although this iteration probably wouldn't have the same level of violence, I think it'll still be entertaining.
Hey, well the trailer has officially peaked my interest. Looks like they got some of the elements from the original in there which is awesome, eg. the original suit. I see the "Chicken Robot" in there as well. And, Michael Keaton! Didn't know he was cast in it. Verhoeven's original version was excellent, so although this iteration probably wouldn't have the same level of violence, I think it'll still be entertaining.
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10:39AM on 09/06/2013

Yeah, I don't know...maybe?

I am a huge fan of Verhoeven's RoboCop. It's too early to say what they have captured from the original, but I think it looks promising. It doesn't look like they are using Murphy's 'catastrophic death' in this one, which is a real drag. That was a huge part of the fundamentals of the original and it set the tone. I'm also not loving the black suit. Stick with the silver, it looks more badass.
I am a huge fan of Verhoeven's RoboCop. It's too early to say what they have captured from the original, but I think it looks promising. It doesn't look like they are using Murphy's 'catastrophic death' in this one, which is a real drag. That was a huge part of the fundamentals of the original and it set the tone. I'm also not loving the black suit. Stick with the silver, it looks more badass.
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10:27AM on 09/06/2013

I see nothing really bad or good

Which is not really what I want if you're going to remake Robocop. I can't imagine, even if it was a hard R film - that a greenband trailer could show anything that hard-core, so that doesn't bother. What does bother me is that the cynical tone of the original isn't coming through. The collusion of private interests, crime, and the police force is one of the few elements that should remain unchanged. Also - and I've been thumbsed down on this before - if you are going to make a futurist movie
Which is not really what I want if you're going to remake Robocop. I can't imagine, even if it was a hard R film - that a greenband trailer could show anything that hard-core, so that doesn't bother. What does bother me is that the cynical tone of the original isn't coming through. The collusion of private interests, crime, and the police force is one of the few elements that should remain unchanged. Also - and I've been thumbsed down on this before - if you are going to make a futurist movie about a cyborg, you need to push the boundary on future tech. This barely seems like its scratching the surface on present tech. He shouldn't be a lumbering 80's metal frankenstien. That fit the tech and zeitgeist of the time. If you are going to remake this, think outside the box. Don't just give him the same tech depicted with better CGI. Honestly - today's criminals might not have the original Murphy's robo-suit - but they have just about every other aspect of his technology arsenal. Let's push the needle forward and give us a scary vision of the future.
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10:21AM on 09/06/2013

Looks Terrible Even If It Wasn't A Remake

Anyone trying to justify this movie did not see the trailer I just watched. I'm not even going to go into a big rant about the story change( which are pretty dumb btw). Let's just focus on stupid elements like Murphy being injured by a car bomb but still having a pristine looking face. How about the still intact right hand? What is the purpose of that? Doesn't it endanger him since the arm could easily be injured? How about the helmet being able to lift up automatically? What the fuck is the
Anyone trying to justify this movie did not see the trailer I just watched. I'm not even going to go into a big rant about the story change( which are pretty dumb btw). Let's just focus on stupid elements like Murphy being injured by a car bomb but still having a pristine looking face. How about the still intact right hand? What is the purpose of that? Doesn't it endanger him since the arm could easily be injured? How about the helmet being able to lift up automatically? What the fuck is the purpose of that except for us to be able to see his face so the actor can emote( we can call this the Spider Man syndrome). The direction looks flat like a VOD movie. Robocop is an idea that could be taken to so many places you would think that they would have gotten more then one great movie out of it and a bunch of shit otherwise.
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10:21AM on 09/06/2013
It just seems so... by-the-numbers, you know? Definitely not an accusation you can make of Verhoeven's film, and that's why Robocop was such a classic. I hope there's more originality in the film that we're just not seeing in the trailer Generic sci-fi action fluff is not what Robocop should be. Oh well, at least the cast is amazing. I'll see any movie with Gary Oldman in it.
It just seems so... by-the-numbers, you know? Definitely not an accusation you can make of Verhoeven's film, and that's why Robocop was such a classic. I hope there's more originality in the film that we're just not seeing in the trailer Generic sci-fi action fluff is not what Robocop should be. Oh well, at least the cast is amazing. I'll see any movie with Gary Oldman in it.
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10:07AM on 09/06/2013
Is anyone else getting tired of blanket remake hate? It isn't like, upon release of a remake, they destroy the original. And we have seen some awesome remakes of 80s "classics" of late (Evil Dead, Dredd, 21 Jump Street sorta...).

I'm very very pleasantly surprised by this trailer. I think what I forgot (and probably many others also forgot) is that the original is by no means untouchable. It is a classic because of how "80s" it is, not because of how good it was.
Don't get me wrong, I
Is anyone else getting tired of blanket remake hate? It isn't like, upon release of a remake, they destroy the original. And we have seen some awesome remakes of 80s "classics" of late (Evil Dead, Dredd, 21 Jump Street sorta...).

I'm very very pleasantly surprised by this trailer. I think what I forgot (and probably many others also forgot) is that the original is by no means untouchable. It is a classic because of how "80s" it is, not because of how good it was.
Don't get me wrong, I love the original, but this looks undeniably cool. Could suck, but based on the trailer I'm on board.
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10:06AM on 09/06/2013
all i know is they better show some yuppie getting lit up by an automatic weapon at a business meeting.
all i know is they better show some yuppie getting lit up by an automatic weapon at a business meeting.
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9:49AM on 09/06/2013
Looks very PG-13. Also I had no idea that many people were in the film. I was either not paying attention this film or not paying attention to this film.
Looks very PG-13. Also I had no idea that many people were in the film. I was either not paying attention this film or not paying attention to this film.
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9:44AM on 09/06/2013
While it was nowhere near as bad as I was expecting it to be, my inner 6 year old just cried a little. I can appreciate that they're trying to have him retain more of a human element than in the original, but still, is that enough to warrant a remake?
My big question is, are T.J. Lazer and It's Not My Problem still popular shows in the universe of the remake?
While it was nowhere near as bad as I was expecting it to be, my inner 6 year old just cried a little. I can appreciate that they're trying to have him retain more of a human element than in the original, but still, is that enough to warrant a remake?
My big question is, are T.J. Lazer and It's Not My Problem still popular shows in the universe of the remake?
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8:48AM on 09/06/2013

Oh my god no!

Oh geeze. I know that no one wants a shot for shot remake, assuming they want this at all, but the plot points they've changed are horrible. Sending top cops into high risk zones with little chance of back up (like in the original) is pretty shady but blowing up Murphy's car? WTF man?! His family being a bigger part and him knowing all about himself after being suited up? The fact that he was to be wiped clean in the original was to help fight against the humanity taking over. Now its like
Oh geeze. I know that no one wants a shot for shot remake, assuming they want this at all, but the plot points they've changed are horrible. Sending top cops into high risk zones with little chance of back up (like in the original) is pretty shady but blowing up Murphy's car? WTF man?! His family being a bigger part and him knowing all about himself after being suited up? The fact that he was to be wiped clean in the original was to help fight against the humanity taking over. Now its like 'well what the fuck were you expecting to happen?".

Lastly the one human hand is balls. Especially when its the hand he's holding his gun in.
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8:34AM on 09/06/2013
Looks promising. Hope the explosion isn't what actually causes the disfigurement.
Looks promising. Hope the explosion isn't what actually causes the disfigurement.
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9:45AM on 09/06/2013
It is.
It is.
8:29AM on 09/06/2013
Love the original (the first two might be my most watched films ever), but this looks alright.
It has a decent cast and looks to be trying things a bit differently, so I'll definitely give it a shot.
Hopefully it's socio political satire will be as sharp as the originals (though I doubt it) - Verhoeven pretty much defined a certain period of action cinema and managed to be smart and witty with it - but with luck this new movie will have something worthwhile to say.
Love the original (the first two might be my most watched films ever), but this looks alright.
It has a decent cast and looks to be trying things a bit differently, so I'll definitely give it a shot.
Hopefully it's socio political satire will be as sharp as the originals (though I doubt it) - Verhoeven pretty much defined a certain period of action cinema and managed to be smart and witty with it - but with luck this new movie will have something worthwhile to say.
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8:25AM on 09/06/2013

Meh

The Black armor still looks stupid as fuck...CGI Fest.
The Black armor still looks stupid as fuck...CGI Fest.
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8:02AM on 09/06/2013

Looks dreadful, Money better spent elsewhere

I really hope this flops. You cannot improve on Paul Verhoevans Classic.
I really hope this flops. You cannot improve on Paul Verhoevans Classic.
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7:50AM on 09/06/2013
I miss the classic RoboCop look. But the trailer was surprisingly good, but it is a trailer, this movie could still go either way. Also if he's still alive, who signs over his body to be chopped up and put in a machine ?
I miss the classic RoboCop look. But the trailer was surprisingly good, but it is a trailer, this movie could still go either way. Also if he's still alive, who signs over his body to be chopped up and put in a machine ?
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7:27AM on 09/06/2013

This is how you do a remake

Take a premise and run with it...could be bad, could be good. I applaud the Total Recall remake for doing this same thing. Yes, that was a shite movie, but sometimes you take the basic concept and do something different and you get a good remake. Ocean's 11 and Gone in 60 Seconds are just two big, prime examples that come to mind. Note: I'm not saying Gone in 60 Seconds is a great movie, but the original is unwatchable.
Take a premise and run with it...could be bad, could be good. I applaud the Total Recall remake for doing this same thing. Yes, that was a shite movie, but sometimes you take the basic concept and do something different and you get a good remake. Ocean's 11 and Gone in 60 Seconds are just two big, prime examples that come to mind. Note: I'm not saying Gone in 60 Seconds is a great movie, but the original is unwatchable.
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7:25AM on 09/06/2013

DONT TOUCH ME, MAN!!!

No pleasant surprises, except maybe Jackie Earl. Every other shocker is a letdown. From SLJ's hair (too much like Chappelle's Chuck Taylor reporter hair) to the obvious PGness of it all. This smells of Total Recall
No pleasant surprises, except maybe Jackie Earl. Every other shocker is a letdown. From SLJ's hair (too much like Chappelle's Chuck Taylor reporter hair) to the obvious PGness of it all. This smells of Total Recall
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7:22AM on 09/06/2013
looks like a good time. also looks like they have deviated enough from the original to contribute something to the world of sci-fi action. I'm there.
looks like a good time. also looks like they have deviated enough from the original to contribute something to the world of sci-fi action. I'm there.
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6:57AM on 09/06/2013

Boring. Pointless. PG-13?!

Wtf did I just watch. The costume looks horrible, like it was a reject from the GI Joe movies. The mask that pops up to reveal his pretty boy face is annoying. He gets the suit because of an explosion?!! Machine vs Human Feelings? This is going to be pure crap. At least the Dredd remake had gore to entertain us. This is looking like Iron Mans retarded cousin.
Wtf did I just watch. The costume looks horrible, like it was a reject from the GI Joe movies. The mask that pops up to reveal his pretty boy face is annoying. He gets the suit because of an explosion?!! Machine vs Human Feelings? This is going to be pure crap. At least the Dredd remake had gore to entertain us. This is looking like Iron Mans retarded cousin.
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6:54AM on 09/06/2013
So he doesn't die, just disfigured by fire? What is this shit - the phantom of the fucking opera?
Fuck off with your Robocop 3 remake.
So he doesn't die, just disfigured by fire? What is this shit - the phantom of the fucking opera?
Fuck off with your Robocop 3 remake.
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6:08AM on 09/06/2013
Look, I've tried to be open-minded about this. It might be entertaining, but you can bet it lacks the satire and biting social commentary of the original in favour of glossy action sequences. The fact his masks lifts up to reveal a totally normal face isn't doing much for me...
Look, I've tried to be open-minded about this. It might be entertaining, but you can bet it lacks the satire and biting social commentary of the original in favour of glossy action sequences. The fact his masks lifts up to reveal a totally normal face isn't doing much for me...
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5:21AM on 09/06/2013
I can't wait for RoboCop to not be overly-violent or aggressive with criminals!

He becomes RoboCop because he gets caught in an explosion? What a fucking joke.
I can't wait for RoboCop to not be overly-violent or aggressive with criminals!

He becomes RoboCop because he gets caught in an explosion? What a fucking joke.
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3:24AM on 09/06/2013

Jackie Earle Haley may.......

save this movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!
save this movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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3:19AM on 09/06/2013
You know, much like everybody else, I was really skeptical of this film. Most remakes are just heartless and processed copies with an updated edge to it. There's no denying that Paul Verhoeven's version is a classic. Peter Weller will always be Robocop. That being said, I will give this film the benefit of the doubt. Whoever pieced this trailer together did a terrific job. I'm approaching this version with caution (TOTAL RECALL really fucked me on that one) in that it could be a pretty fun way
You know, much like everybody else, I was really skeptical of this film. Most remakes are just heartless and processed copies with an updated edge to it. There's no denying that Paul Verhoeven's version is a classic. Peter Weller will always be Robocop. That being said, I will give this film the benefit of the doubt. Whoever pieced this trailer together did a terrific job. I'm approaching this version with caution (TOTAL RECALL really fucked me on that one) in that it could be a pretty fun way to kill two hours or absolute shit on a stick. But, I will reserve final judgement once I see the finished product come February.
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3:09AM on 09/06/2013

I'll rent that for a dollar!

...at the Redbox when I'm bored on some lazy Sunday afternoon.

Ok, seriously though...we've all been burned by remakes before. IMO, When I watched the final theatrical trailer for 2012's "Total Recall"...I thought it was the tits! I mean, I couldn't wait to see the entire movie. And then I did & immediately wished I hadn't because my precious fanboy movie boner had just died a little bit on the inside. I mean WTF?!

But (fast forward one month to Sept. 2012) & along comes a little
...at the Redbox when I'm bored on some lazy Sunday afternoon.

Ok, seriously though...we've all been burned by remakes before. IMO, When I watched the final theatrical trailer for 2012's "Total Recall"...I thought it was the tits! I mean, I couldn't wait to see the entire movie. And then I did & immediately wished I hadn't because my precious fanboy movie boner had just died a little bit on the inside. I mean WTF?!

But (fast forward one month to Sept. 2012) & along comes a little movie called "Dredd"...that I had no interest in seeing whatsoever...which COMPLETELY surprised the fuck out of me w/ it's awesomeness. So I'm most definitely perched "ON THE FENCE" regarding Robocop 2014. Could be bad, hope it's good, time will tell.
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2:38AM on 09/06/2013
Notes from a friend who's a big fan of the original: "It just seems very rote, compared to say the original, where the themes didn't need to be spelled out so obviously, and were conveyed through the characters' actions. The tearful wife confrontation isn't used in the original, using flashbacks to Alex's "memories" while he's in the house instead. I also note that the main cast has one less female cop than the original: GOOD JERB! A car bomb might be more "realistic", but there was some
Notes from a friend who's a big fan of the original: "It just seems very rote, compared to say the original, where the themes didn't need to be spelled out so obviously, and were conveyed through the characters' actions. The tearful wife confrontation isn't used in the original, using flashbacks to Alex's "memories" while he's in the house instead. I also note that the main cast has one less female cop than the original: GOOD JERB! A car bomb might be more "realistic", but there was some symbolism to the gorntastic original version's death." Pretty much agree with all that.
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2:26AM on 09/06/2013
I have no idea if this movie will good or bad, but the trailer made me realize one thing... I want to see more Michael Keaton on the big screen!
I have no idea if this movie will good or bad, but the trailer made me realize one thing... I want to see more Michael Keaton on the big screen!
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6:14PM on 09/06/2013
Could not agree more, now that i think about it how about Mr.Keaton for Lex Luther in the Man of Stell sequal? too old?
Could not agree more, now that i think about it how about Mr.Keaton for Lex Luther in the Man of Stell sequal? too old?
2:20AM on 09/06/2013
Why does Sam Jackson look like James Brown?? Like he's about to break out in song.......Living In America.
Why does Sam Jackson look like James Brown?? Like he's about to break out in song.......Living In America.
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2:11AM on 09/06/2013

Does anybody remember the Total Recall Reboot?

That's the feel I'm getting off this. Did it look good? Yes. Did I like the Actors? Yes, but did it have heart? No. The original Robocop and Total Recall just had soul to them. These movies are eye candy but are just missing something. Its just going to be a sad day when they end up doing this to The Running Man.
That's the feel I'm getting off this. Did it look good? Yes. Did I like the Actors? Yes, but did it have heart? No. The original Robocop and Total Recall just had soul to them. These movies are eye candy but are just missing something. Its just going to be a sad day when they end up doing this to The Running Man.
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2:14AM on 09/06/2013
Total Recall had no heart to it, though. This is only my opinion but I remember watching it at release and now it is still a great film but there was no heart to it. Plus I did enjoy the remake; it was not better than the original but i dug it. The Running Man wasn't that great a film, though. Plus you just have to move on and realize that you still have the original movie to watch. I don't want to see Spike Lee's Oldboy and even if i watch it and loathe it I know I still have the original; a
Total Recall had no heart to it, though. This is only my opinion but I remember watching it at release and now it is still a great film but there was no heart to it. Plus I did enjoy the remake; it was not better than the original but i dug it. The Running Man wasn't that great a film, though. Plus you just have to move on and realize that you still have the original movie to watch. I don't want to see Spike Lee's Oldboy and even if i watch it and loathe it I know I still have the original; a remake will not taint the original.
2:33AM on 09/06/2013
@iamtheminn:
remakes maybe can't scorn you to the original, but what about 20 years from now ( if the world still exists) your kids are talking about the Robocop Remake like its a classic. Movies in our, or my generations where classics. What we see now is just mass produced SH*T.
Examples Remakes: The Fog, The Stepford Wives, Poseidon, Arthur, The Nightmare on Elm Street, Get Carter, Godzilla, The Day the Earth Stood Still, CLASH OF THE TITANS, Death Race.

Its just a shame :-(
@iamtheminn:
remakes maybe can't scorn you to the original, but what about 20 years from now ( if the world still exists) your kids are talking about the Robocop Remake like its a classic. Movies in our, or my generations where classics. What we see now is just mass produced SH*T.
Examples Remakes: The Fog, The Stepford Wives, Poseidon, Arthur, The Nightmare on Elm Street, Get Carter, Godzilla, The Day the Earth Stood Still, CLASH OF THE TITANS, Death Race.

Its just a shame :-(
2:11AM on 09/06/2013

Well.... I miss the origin...

I think like most I watched this trailer and went, "Damnit, they got rid of the original origin story. I loved that part of Robocop." But I still just repeated to myself, "OPEN MIND. OPEN MIND. OPEN MIND. OPEN MIND" Okay I'll give it a wait and see for now.
I think like most I watched this trailer and went, "Damnit, they got rid of the original origin story. I loved that part of Robocop." But I still just repeated to myself, "OPEN MIND. OPEN MIND. OPEN MIND. OPEN MIND" Okay I'll give it a wait and see for now.
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2:15AM on 09/06/2013
might still be an origin story. could just be a crap trailer.
might still be an origin story. could just be a crap trailer.
2:10AM on 09/06/2013

Dead or alive....

...I'm checking that movie out.
...I'm checking that movie out.
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2:11AM on 09/06/2013
never back down to remakes
never back down to remakes
2:08AM on 09/06/2013

It is just a trailer....but still

It did not grab me. I dig the original but I am not so 'hardcore' about it. I finally came to terms with remakes to where I still have the original to watch so who cares (oldboy). But this looks like a fast edited film. I might be proven wrong but I don't see any heart it in. Seems more like a Roland Emmerich film but hey whatever. I might see it in theaters. Cast never negates a good movie. Also...too much damn CGI
It did not grab me. I dig the original but I am not so 'hardcore' about it. I finally came to terms with remakes to where I still have the original to watch so who cares (oldboy). But this looks like a fast edited film. I might be proven wrong but I don't see any heart it in. Seems more like a Roland Emmerich film but hey whatever. I might see it in theaters. Cast never negates a good movie. Also...too much damn CGI
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1:53AM on 09/06/2013

Way to Soon to Tell...

However what i do know!!
Is whatever this film will lack, it will be made up from this Cast...
However what i do know!!
Is whatever this film will lack, it will be made up from this Cast...
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1:26AM on 09/06/2013
Don't act like this is going to be some wonderful movie. It's not. Because if it was, it wouldn't be released in February. We went through this with Red Dawn. "Oh well hey, it doesn't look bad." Guess what? It turned out to be the piece of shit we all originally thought it was.
Don't act like this is going to be some wonderful movie. It's not. Because if it was, it wouldn't be released in February. We went through this with Red Dawn. "Oh well hey, it doesn't look bad." Guess what? It turned out to be the piece of shit we all originally thought it was.
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2:09AM on 09/06/2013
you realize February has been the unofficial summer movie month, right? look back since 300 and you'll see the numbers.
you realize February has been the unofficial summer movie month, right? look back since 300 and you'll see the numbers.
2:51AM on 09/06/2013
February is the unofficial movie dumping ground.
February is the unofficial movie dumping ground.
2:57AM on 09/06/2013
not really anymore. EVERY MONTH is a dumping ground if you think realistic.
not really anymore. EVERY MONTH is a dumping ground if you think realistic.
8:58AM on 09/06/2013
January is the dumping ground, not February.
January is the dumping ground, not February.
1:33PM on 09/06/2013
Have you actually seen the movie releases for February 2014? Get your head out of your asses.
Have you actually seen the movie releases for February 2014? Get your head out of your asses.
4:31PM on 09/06/2013
So you watched the Red Dawn remake....lol. It didn't "turn out to be the piece of shit"...it already was. And who are you to judge new Robocop and telling people to not act like it's going to be wonderful.
So you watched the Red Dawn remake....lol. It didn't "turn out to be the piece of shit"...it already was. And who are you to judge new Robocop and telling people to not act like it's going to be wonderful.
1:12AM on 09/06/2013
"Make him look more tactical, make him look less Robocop-y." Does look better than I thought it would, but doesn;t have that Robocop/Verhoeven feel.
"Make him look more tactical, make him look less Robocop-y." Does look better than I thought it would, but doesn;t have that Robocop/Verhoeven feel.
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2:10AM on 09/06/2013
as a remake it shouldn't have the same 'feel'. not hating at all. i don't see it being that great but remakes should be different.
as a remake it shouldn't have the same 'feel'. not hating at all. i don't see it being that great but remakes should be different.
12:57AM on 09/06/2013

meh

makes me want to watch the 87 version but i do like seeing michael keaton in movies again i may check it out see what the reviews have to say first
makes me want to watch the 87 version but i do like seeing michael keaton in movies again i may check it out see what the reviews have to say first
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12:23AM on 09/06/2013
i just jizzed my pants
i just jizzed my pants
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12:25AM on 09/06/2013
...and the cast!!!!
...and the cast!!!!
11:58PM on 09/05/2013

Color me impressed...

This looks like a pleasant surprise. I dig the original, but within all its' campiness and past due date yet forever the classic..I like the look of the new one and killer cast around Kinneman (sp).
This looks like a pleasant surprise. I dig the original, but within all its' campiness and past due date yet forever the classic..I like the look of the new one and killer cast around Kinneman (sp).
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11:51PM on 09/05/2013
I thought I would feel enough to be outraged, but all I'm thinking is "meh".
I thought I would feel enough to be outraged, but all I'm thinking is "meh".
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11:55PM on 09/05/2013
Sam Jackson's wig is very mehish.
Sam Jackson's wig is very mehish.
11:51PM on 09/05/2013

:D

Looks great. Thankfully, it doesn't look like they made it full of some sort of misguided wit and satire, and is just trying to make a cool movie. Like Inception, i'll forever be wondering 'what if Christopher Nolan' had been able to do it his way.
Looks great. Thankfully, it doesn't look like they made it full of some sort of misguided wit and satire, and is just trying to make a cool movie. Like Inception, i'll forever be wondering 'what if Christopher Nolan' had been able to do it his way.
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11:42PM on 09/05/2013

"I thought we agreed, total body prosthesis, now lose the arm"

Visually it looks solid, and I think Padhila is a great director who I hope some US studio gives the room to do his own thing.

But while I don't necessarily mind reboots going in new directions, I just get no sense of the wit and satire that made the original such a memorable classic. I hope I'm proved wrong, but I'm guessing the studios and focus groups got to this one. Like with Wolverine, I'll forever be wondering 'what if Aranofsky' had been able to do it his way.
Visually it looks solid, and I think Padhila is a great director who I hope some US studio gives the room to do his own thing.

But while I don't necessarily mind reboots going in new directions, I just get no sense of the wit and satire that made the original such a memorable classic. I hope I'm proved wrong, but I'm guessing the studios and focus groups got to this one. Like with Wolverine, I'll forever be wondering 'what if Aranofsky' had been able to do it his way.
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1:14AM on 09/06/2013
Well he signed a release form when he joined the force. He's legally dead. We can do pretty much what we want to him.

Completely agree
Well he signed a release form when he joined the force. He's legally dead. We can do pretty much what we want to him.

Completely agree
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11:40PM on 09/05/2013

Also...

To the "Fanboys" vs "Give-It-a-Chancers" battle - I'm open-minded enough to except new but a fanboy at heart. Comparisons are often made because studios promise us fans a nostalgic experience that salutes the original. When studios don't actually nod at all, or clearly misinterpreted why we loved the original -- then we protest. I think studios should try to understand their movies through the fans.
To the "Fanboys" vs "Give-It-a-Chancers" battle - I'm open-minded enough to except new but a fanboy at heart. Comparisons are often made because studios promise us fans a nostalgic experience that salutes the original. When studios don't actually nod at all, or clearly misinterpreted why we loved the original -- then we protest. I think studios should try to understand their movies through the fans.
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12:32AM on 09/06/2013
I'm glad that there're quite lots of reference to the original Robocop.
I'm glad that there're quite lots of reference to the original Robocop.
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11:36PM on 09/05/2013
The original Robocop reached mild tongue and cheek levels by having a calm and cool cyborg police officer fighting crime when he clearly and vastly over-powered the criminals on the streets. This new version seems to have ditched all that for a loud action military machine. Time will tell which prevails to me.
The original Robocop reached mild tongue and cheek levels by having a calm and cool cyborg police officer fighting crime when he clearly and vastly over-powered the criminals on the streets. This new version seems to have ditched all that for a loud action military machine. Time will tell which prevails to me.
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11:33PM on 09/05/2013

Looks better than I expected...

I'm a huge fan of the original Robocop, so when I heard they were remaking it, I wasn't very happy and had a bad feeling it was going to turn out really bad. Then I started thinking, the first came out in 1987, so maybe this isn't such a bad idea, so think can keep the name alive. Now that I've seen the trailer, I'm pretty hyped about it. Very solid and badass looking. The only problem I had was that every time I saw Sam Jackson, it reminded me of his character, Elijah Price from Unbreakable,
I'm a huge fan of the original Robocop, so when I heard they were remaking it, I wasn't very happy and had a bad feeling it was going to turn out really bad. Then I started thinking, the first came out in 1987, so maybe this isn't such a bad idea, so think can keep the name alive. Now that I've seen the trailer, I'm pretty hyped about it. Very solid and badass looking. The only problem I had was that every time I saw Sam Jackson, it reminded me of his character, Elijah Price from Unbreakable, without the cane. I'm not saying they look exactly the same, it just reminded me of him.
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11:28PM on 09/05/2013

wasnt expecting a trailer so soon.

Im not sure i buy this for a dollar. it looks somewhat interesting. The hand thing really doesnt do it for me, as with the way he died and how he has his momeries. Ill go into this with a open mind.
Im not sure i buy this for a dollar. it looks somewhat interesting. The hand thing really doesnt do it for me, as with the way he died and how he has his momeries. Ill go into this with a open mind.
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11:20PM on 09/05/2013

wasnt expecting a trailer so soon.

Im not sure i buy this for a dollar. it looks somewhat interesting. The hand thing really doesnt do it for me, as with the way he died and how he has his momeries. Ill go into this with a open mind.
Im not sure i buy this for a dollar. it looks somewhat interesting. The hand thing really doesnt do it for me, as with the way he died and how he has his momeries. Ill go into this with a open mind.
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11:19PM on 09/05/2013
Remade films are made to show an updated version of a classic. I think this is pretty spot on to how it would have been made in this decade. However, I do believe they will have a bit of the silver suit for a while. Either way, this looks badass. Fanboys can suck a dick.
Remade films are made to show an updated version of a classic. I think this is pretty spot on to how it would have been made in this decade. However, I do believe they will have a bit of the silver suit for a while. Either way, this looks badass. Fanboys can suck a dick.
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2:12AM on 09/06/2013
i have no idea why you are so downvoted as you are right. a remake should not be exactly like the original (psycho). it is a different interpretation.
i have no idea why you are so downvoted as you are right. a remake should not be exactly like the original (psycho). it is a different interpretation.
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11:11PM on 09/05/2013

Distinct lack of Weller-voice...

Peter Weller's voice is what carries sufficient gravitas to make Robocop seem human, not this bullshit auto-tune. And Sam Jack playing the whitest of whiteys with a goddamn Mitt Romney toupee? Jose Padilha has an uphill mountain to convince anyone to go for this shit.

That said, I'm glad ED-209 is in full glory. There had better be one irradiated henchman with grue-filled car smash, or at least Jackie Haley attempting a 'Bitches, leave' quip or I'm not buying that for a dollar. Stupid
Peter Weller's voice is what carries sufficient gravitas to make Robocop seem human, not this bullshit auto-tune. And Sam Jack playing the whitest of whiteys with a goddamn Mitt Romney toupee? Jose Padilha has an uphill mountain to convince anyone to go for this shit.

That said, I'm glad ED-209 is in full glory. There had better be one irradiated henchman with grue-filled car smash, or at least Jackie Haley attempting a 'Bitches, leave' quip or I'm not buying that for a dollar. Stupid PG-13.
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2:17AM on 09/06/2013
the reason why there is a distinct lack of Weller's voice is because...he is not in it........its like saying Batman Begins had a lack of Keaton's voice.
the reason why there is a distinct lack of Weller's voice is because...he is not in it........its like saying Batman Begins had a lack of Keaton's voice.
11:08PM on 09/05/2013
This movie is wanted for murder.
This movie is wanted for murder.
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11:04PM on 09/05/2013
I rewatched Man of Steel today and was surprised to see this Trailer + Thor + Hobbit + Gravity. 4 must see movies. Really lucked out.
I rewatched Man of Steel today and was surprised to see this Trailer + Thor + Hobbit + Gravity. 4 must see movies. Really lucked out.
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10:54PM on 09/05/2013
Loved the trailer! Big fan of the old and I'm welcoming the new. Should be good times.
Loved the trailer! Big fan of the old and I'm welcoming the new. Should be good times.
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10:40PM on 09/05/2013

Damn, again remake got it wrong...big surprise

This would be cool if they stuck to the original idea...yeah you can throw it a few new fresh things but the orgin of RoboCop and his overal character shouldnt be messed with..this reboot looks like a director was told the basic story but never watched the movie or original material and made the movie how he believed it was suppose to be,
This would be cool if they stuck to the original idea...yeah you can throw it a few new fresh things but the orgin of RoboCop and his overal character shouldnt be messed with..this reboot looks like a director was told the basic story but never watched the movie or original material and made the movie how he believed it was suppose to be,
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10:37PM on 09/05/2013
Looks like a boring, generic piece of shit. It doesn't have any balls whatsoever.
Looks like a boring, generic piece of shit. It doesn't have any balls whatsoever.
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10:24PM on 09/05/2013

It's fine but.....

It's not Robocop. It's a guy in a Halo suit running around with conflicted emotions. In the original he was large, imposing, and couldn't remember his previous life. Now he remembers it from the start, hangs out with his kid, and is a normal looking guy in a cool suit?

You can't throw away everything good about the original unless you have a better idea, and this doesn't look better.
It's not Robocop. It's a guy in a Halo suit running around with conflicted emotions. In the original he was large, imposing, and couldn't remember his previous life. Now he remembers it from the start, hangs out with his kid, and is a normal looking guy in a cool suit?

You can't throw away everything good about the original unless you have a better idea, and this doesn't look better.
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10:18PM on 09/05/2013
Trying to keep an open mind and stuff. To me, this looks a lot like the Total Recall remake. It was not a bad movie, but it just didn't have a lot of reasons to exist and where the original was exciting, ballsy and broke a lot of ground, the new one seemed sterile and generic. I am looking forward to seeing Keaton in this though.
Trying to keep an open mind and stuff. To me, this looks a lot like the Total Recall remake. It was not a bad movie, but it just didn't have a lot of reasons to exist and where the original was exciting, ballsy and broke a lot of ground, the new one seemed sterile and generic. I am looking forward to seeing Keaton in this though.
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10:56PM on 09/05/2013
I loved the original Total Recall and thought the remake was decent as well. It was worth the rent but what ground did the original break? Am i missing something here?
I loved the original Total Recall and thought the remake was decent as well. It was worth the rent but what ground did the original break? Am i missing something here?
11:32PM on 09/05/2013
you have to remember way it was so ballsy was because it was the 80s. 80s movies didnt "act" like current movies. so many movies from them wouldnt fly now (weird science). thats part of the reason i miss the 80s. today hollywood likes to flash everything up. im leaning more the traditional side of film making.
you have to remember way it was so ballsy was because it was the 80s. 80s movies didnt "act" like current movies. so many movies from them wouldnt fly now (weird science). thats part of the reason i miss the 80s. today hollywood likes to flash everything up. im leaning more the traditional side of film making.
2:23AM on 09/06/2013
@Half: The original Total Recall film boasted some incredible special effects work, from animatronics and makeup to model work. It also walked a fine line between blockbuster science fiction and the "out-there" stuff. I think it was also an interesting Schwarzenegger role because for most of the film, he didn't seem in control as the hero and needed to figure stuff out, which I guess was a newer direction for him at the time.
@Half: The original Total Recall film boasted some incredible special effects work, from animatronics and makeup to model work. It also walked a fine line between blockbuster science fiction and the "out-there" stuff. I think it was also an interesting Schwarzenegger role because for most of the film, he didn't seem in control as the hero and needed to figure stuff out, which I guess was a newer direction for him at the time.
9:29AM on 09/06/2013
@ Jedd the Jedi

God i love Bobby Bottin
@ Jedd the Jedi

God i love Bobby Bottin
9:31AM on 09/06/2013
Hmmm I see you're point.
Hmmm I see you're point.
9:31AM on 09/06/2013
Hmmm I see you're point.
Hmmm I see you're point.
12:03PM on 09/06/2013
@Vesaker I hear he's a real estate agent now. What a shame; dude's a genius at the stuff he does in the movies.
@Vesaker I hear he's a real estate agent now. What a shame; dude's a genius at the stuff he does in the movies.
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10:16PM on 09/05/2013
The good:
- Director: Padilla is a director I love after seeing his two films Elite Squad 1 & 2. He's solid as a director.
- The Cast: Keaton, Oldman, Jackson. It can be interesting.
- I am not going to just 'hate' on this just because I'm a purist of the original. I still hold the original in high standards. It has so many elements that make it stand out even today as a timeless classic. I recently saw it again, and it still feels relevant.

Cons:
- Studios: this reeks of studio
The good:
- Director: Padilla is a director I love after seeing his two films Elite Squad 1 & 2. He's solid as a director.
- The Cast: Keaton, Oldman, Jackson. It can be interesting.
- I am not going to just 'hate' on this just because I'm a purist of the original. I still hold the original in high standards. It has so many elements that make it stand out even today as a timeless classic. I recently saw it again, and it still feels relevant.

Cons:
- Studios: this reeks of studio involvement. Every time there is a potential talent in foreign countries that make solid films, Hollywood finds it a must to try and make their transition to hollywood by starting with some big, mainstream, blockbuster fluff. Padilla seems too good for this. But, I can't blame him as that's just how hollywood is.
- Changes: While there are a few things that can make this a surprise, there are too many other elements that I just can't sit too well on. Such as the death of Alex Murphy. The original worked because he was killed in such a horrific way that it justified Robocop. This version, he gets blown up?
- Violence: Yeah, the violence in the original can come off pretty hard as well as comical but, when I saw it as a kid, I was rendered speechless. This being a PG-13 movie and from what I already see, not so much.
- Villain: Sorry, I don't get a sense of whoever is the bad guy in this as standing out from Kurtwood Smith and Ronny Cox. And the rest of the gang that made up Clarence's crew. They all stood out! I don't see that here.
- The Look: It's too polished. There just doesn't seem to be enough urban decay in this.
- CG: I still don't like CG in my movies. When it's done too obvious, it just gets too distracting.
- Story: The story comes off too generic.
- Right Hand: Why does he have a bare right hand??? In the original, they just scrapped majority of his body parts with the exception of his face! But, why did they decide to keep that right hand?? Wouldn't it be exposed to damage when he goes after criminals under dangerous conditions?

Those are the impressions I get from the trailer. I'm not going to state it like fact. Merely assessment. It may end up being entertaining, but I have a feeling that it won't be as strong as the original.
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4:35PM on 09/06/2013
And how do you know it is PG-13?
And how do you know it is PG-13?
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10:12PM on 09/05/2013

That looks pretty good!

I am there opening weekend! Love the first, own multiple copies and hope this one lives up to and even surpasses it!
I am there opening weekend! Love the first, own multiple copies and hope this one lives up to and even surpasses it!
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10:02PM on 09/05/2013

Looks solid...

Haters gonna hate but I think this film just by the trailer looks amazing, great cast, love the suits. It's a re-imagined of sorts. Trust me when I say I loved the first one, the damn thing holds a special place in my heart but I'm digging a new version of Robo!
Haters gonna hate but I think this film just by the trailer looks amazing, great cast, love the suits. It's a re-imagined of sorts. Trust me when I say I loved the first one, the damn thing holds a special place in my heart but I'm digging a new version of Robo!
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9:32PM on 09/05/2013

Again... not a re-make.

This will probably go for the "poltergeist" "re-make" as well. I'm perfectly fine with re-makes (nothing I can do about it anyway) but this and a lot of other movies in the pipeline and of recent are NOT re-makes. Evil Dead Fright Night and The Thing come to mind. All that's missing is the #4 Numeral or subtitle REBOOTED and you have a film that could have been set further in the future with another Robocop. The Problem lies with the character's sharing the same names as the previous film, yet
This will probably go for the "poltergeist" "re-make" as well. I'm perfectly fine with re-makes (nothing I can do about it anyway) but this and a lot of other movies in the pipeline and of recent are NOT re-makes. Evil Dead Fright Night and The Thing come to mind. All that's missing is the #4 Numeral or subtitle REBOOTED and you have a film that could have been set further in the future with another Robocop. The Problem lies with the character's sharing the same names as the previous film, yet the story for this and the others I mentioned is that IT IS NOT THE SAME STORY nor the SAME PLOT therefore: NOT A RE-MAKE. I would think the studios would prefer not to dis it's main audience by just including films of this kind as part of the series rather than saying to them they are replacing beloved films and look, to prove it the new film will use original title (ROBOCOP, EVIL DEAD, THE THING). If they really want to re-make something, then re-make it (such as Body snatchers, Halloween, Friday the 13th. Texas Chainsaw, etc)
All and all the film looks interesting as a continuation of a company using the old Robocop technology. Nothing except the suit, a one-liner and Name "Murphy" (plus the fact that he has a wife and son), resemble ANYTHING from the original classic or at least as far as the plot goes.
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9:18PM on 09/05/2013
What's with the hate. This looks great! Sorry but Robocop isn't sacred by any means. Yes it's a good movie but the effects are sorely outdated and its been some 25 yrs since the original. Totally down for this. To the people bitching about PG 13, remember they show way more violence today than rated R did back then.
What's with the hate. This looks great! Sorry but Robocop isn't sacred by any means. Yes it's a good movie but the effects are sorely outdated and its been some 25 yrs since the original. Totally down for this. To the people bitching about PG 13, remember they show way more violence today than rated R did back then.
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9:29PM on 09/05/2013
To clarify, I'm not personally hurt that they decided to remake the thing. Maybe it was time for a tune-up. I'm just concerned they might not know how to treat the property. And not that I care so much, but even today, no PG-13 movie shows Verhoeven-level violence.
To clarify, I'm not personally hurt that they decided to remake the thing. Maybe it was time for a tune-up. I'm just concerned they might not know how to treat the property. And not that I care so much, but even today, no PG-13 movie shows Verhoeven-level violence.
9:17PM on 09/05/2013
Okay, I really do kind of want to like this movie, if only because they got so many actors that I love in it (Keaton, Oldman, Jackson, Baruchel, Haley). The trailer on its own is maybe not all that bad. But I'm not feeling this whole existential crisis. It screams of origin story. And, beyond the fact that every other movie is angling for an origin story to justify everything going on, it's one of the things that the original movie did right. They basically didn't have one, above that Alex
Okay, I really do kind of want to like this movie, if only because they got so many actors that I love in it (Keaton, Oldman, Jackson, Baruchel, Haley). The trailer on its own is maybe not all that bad. But I'm not feeling this whole existential crisis. It screams of origin story. And, beyond the fact that every other movie is angling for an origin story to justify everything going on, it's one of the things that the original movie did right. They basically didn't have one, above that Alex Murphy died and his brain was used in a machine.

Robocop should be inspired by the politics. He's not a superhero as much as a symbol. Oh, shit, tell me I'm not just boohooing because it's not the '87 movie. I'm glad they aren't carbon-copying the first one. But seriously, it was the satire that sold the character to me in the first place. These days we could use a bit of irony with our popcorn (I'm counting on Sam Jackson with that coiffeur to deliver, at least).
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9:14PM on 09/05/2013
This looks better than I had thought that it would. I LOVE the original. I think that I pop in the BluRay at least once every 3 months. That being said, I wasn't sure about this remake, but it definitely has the talent lined up to be a good flick. This trailer gives me hope. I think that I'm going to like the new take on this iconic character. Well, iconic for me as I grew up watching the original. I really wish people would stop hating on remakes & reboots. If the new version sucks, it's not
This looks better than I had thought that it would. I LOVE the original. I think that I pop in the BluRay at least once every 3 months. That being said, I wasn't sure about this remake, but it definitely has the talent lined up to be a good flick. This trailer gives me hope. I think that I'm going to like the new take on this iconic character. Well, iconic for me as I grew up watching the original. I really wish people would stop hating on remakes & reboots. If the new version sucks, it's not like it magically destroys the original. If you don't like the new 1 then just go watch the original.
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9:14PM on 09/05/2013
I see them referencing a lot of stuff from the original. And I see myself liking the original stuff more. Not a good sign.
I see them referencing a lot of stuff from the original. And I see myself liking the original stuff more. Not a good sign.
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9:12PM on 09/05/2013
Color me surprised. It looks better than I expected. Even though it's CGI, I'm glad the Holster-in-the-Leg is still there.
Color me surprised. It looks better than I expected. Even though it's CGI, I'm glad the Holster-in-the-Leg is still there.
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9:07PM on 09/05/2013

Silver > black

This looks like it'll be decently entertaining as a popcorn movie diversion but lacking any semblance of the wit and satirical edge of Verhoeven's masterpiece.
This looks like it'll be decently entertaining as a popcorn movie diversion but lacking any semblance of the wit and satirical edge of Verhoeven's masterpiece.
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8:56PM on 09/05/2013
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8:56PM on 09/05/2013
Sure, the CGI looks impressive, but I'm still on the fence until I see more. Edging towards NO THANKS because I've been burned by remakes before.
Sure, the CGI looks impressive, but I'm still on the fence until I see more. Edging towards NO THANKS because I've been burned by remakes before.
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8:54PM on 09/05/2013
NO!
NO!
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8:54PM on 09/05/2013
Looks very good - as for remakes...and reboots...this has been happening for a long time - how many Wizard the Oz's have there been or Invasion of the Body Snatchers? Some people need to really calm down about this stuff - don't watch the movie if you think it's going to devalue the previous incarnation. After the crappy Robocop sequels...and TV series...I'm going to give this a fair chance.
Looks very good - as for remakes...and reboots...this has been happening for a long time - how many Wizard the Oz's have there been or Invasion of the Body Snatchers? Some people need to really calm down about this stuff - don't watch the movie if you think it's going to devalue the previous incarnation. After the crappy Robocop sequels...and TV series...I'm going to give this a fair chance.
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8:50PM on 09/05/2013
The silver suit still looks more bad ass than the black one.
The silver suit still looks more bad ass than the black one.
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9:34PM on 09/05/2013
Whatever looks more authoritarian ought to do the trick. Silver is more noticeable. I think it was a better choice, but there is something about Michael Keaton saying essntially "No, you're wrong, we're going to change whatever you thought Robocop was," that's appealing in an a-holish way. Just because it's Michael Keaton doing it.
Whatever looks more authoritarian ought to do the trick. Silver is more noticeable. I think it was a better choice, but there is something about Michael Keaton saying essntially "No, you're wrong, we're going to change whatever you thought Robocop was," that's appealing in an a-holish way. Just because it's Michael Keaton doing it.
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8:48PM on 09/05/2013

YIKES

Alright, let's break this down:
-The suit is black
-He rides a damn crotch rocket (instead of an awesome Ford Taurus)
-Jackie Earle Haley doesn't guarantee an awesome villain. (You've all seen the Nightmare remake)
-IT'S PG-13: no badassery and no Omnicorp dude snorting Colombian pure off two chicks
-Alex Murphy is injured and not killed by a car bomb. (i.e. one of the best things about the original was Murphy being gunned down in cold blood!)
-I can guarantee you all that we won't see a
Alright, let's break this down:
-The suit is black
-He rides a damn crotch rocket (instead of an awesome Ford Taurus)
-Jackie Earle Haley doesn't guarantee an awesome villain. (You've all seen the Nightmare remake)
-IT'S PG-13: no badassery and no Omnicorp dude snorting Colombian pure off two chicks
-Alex Murphy is injured and not killed by a car bomb. (i.e. one of the best things about the original was Murphy being gunned down in cold blood!)
-I can guarantee you all that we won't see a line that is as good/or better than "BITCHES LEAVE"

I'm not trying to deliberately be negative, but c'mon this looks BAD. The only reason I'd still give this disaster a chance is only because of Keaton and Oldman. Unfortunately this'll turn out exactly like the Total Recall remake. The original RoboCop movie is one of the best movies ever, why must this be made?!
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9:39PM on 09/05/2013
I will say this to me looks like it will be more original than the Total Recall remake. I watched that thing and couldn't believe the biggest change they made (besides not being on Mars) was they combined Richter with Lori. Doesn't mean this'll be better though.
I will say this to me looks like it will be more original than the Total Recall remake. I watched that thing and couldn't believe the biggest change they made (besides not being on Mars) was they combined Richter with Lori. Doesn't mean this'll be better though.
12:51AM on 09/06/2013
It's coming out in February, so I'm sure it'll do pretty well for that time, but I'm just not liking seeing RoboCop wield automatic machine guns, have other guns pop outta his arm like Iron Man or something? Murphy/RoboCop isn't even supposed to come out as a highly flashy super-duper hero, and that is because one of the beauties of the original was the fact that even though Omnicorp took the dead corpse of a cop, RoboCop still had submerged memories of his past that affected his thought to be
It's coming out in February, so I'm sure it'll do pretty well for that time, but I'm just not liking seeing RoboCop wield automatic machine guns, have other guns pop outta his arm like Iron Man or something? Murphy/RoboCop isn't even supposed to come out as a highly flashy super-duper hero, and that is because one of the beauties of the original was the fact that even though Omnicorp took the dead corpse of a cop, RoboCop still had submerged memories of his past that affected his thought to be personality of a one-dimensional officer of the law, right? That's the thing, the original RoboCop film dealt largely between man and machine; is Murphy RoboCop, or is RoboCop Murphy? This remake just looks like 2 hours of action blended together for the easy ticket buying 1-dimensional audience.
8:47PM on 09/05/2013
Looks like the Syfy Channel spent the budget of the next twenty years on this..
Looks like the Syfy Channel spent the budget of the next twenty years on this..
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8:45PM on 09/05/2013
I won't buy that for a dollar. Time to throw in the original.
I won't buy that for a dollar. Time to throw in the original.
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8:38PM on 09/05/2013
I like it. I like the production designs more than I thought I would, and the movie looks nicely shot. Sure the plot is predictable and filled with cliches and it made changes that may not sit well with the old fans, but I'm interested in how this movie will play out.
I noticed that this RoboCop doesn't seem to have a feisty female sidekick. I guess it's because his wife will have a much bigger role here. Not a bad tradeoff, I hope.
I like it. I like the production designs more than I thought I would, and the movie looks nicely shot. Sure the plot is predictable and filled with cliches and it made changes that may not sit well with the old fans, but I'm interested in how this movie will play out.
I noticed that this RoboCop doesn't seem to have a feisty female sidekick. I guess it's because his wife will have a much bigger role here. Not a bad tradeoff, I hope.
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8:36PM on 09/05/2013
Feb. release, pg 13 remake, release pushed back 8 months, director talking shit about production. Recipe for success if I ever heard one.
Feb. release, pg 13 remake, release pushed back 8 months, director talking shit about production. Recipe for success if I ever heard one.
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8:34PM on 09/05/2013

Looks legit

Looks like it's gonna be cool. At first glance maybe some substance to it
Looks like it's gonna be cool. At first glance maybe some substance to it
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8:33PM on 09/05/2013
Conflicted
Conflicted
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8:32PM on 09/05/2013

Glossy

It does not look bad at all, just seems lacks the humor and wit of the original. And that's a lot to lack.
It does not look bad at all, just seems lacks the humor and wit of the original. And that's a lot to lack.
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8:30PM on 09/05/2013
No... Just no. Already can tell this is a pale shadow of the original.

I was initially fine with the reboot, and Jose Padilha seemed like a good choice for the project (Elite Troop 1 and 2 are some of the best crime movies in recent years). But as far as I can tell, this just looks like another generic, studio-approved money-maker with none of Padilha's edginess.
No... Just no. Already can tell this is a pale shadow of the original.

I was initially fine with the reboot, and Jose Padilha seemed like a good choice for the project (Elite Troop 1 and 2 are some of the best crime movies in recent years). But as far as I can tell, this just looks like another generic, studio-approved money-maker with none of Padilha's edginess.
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8:28PM on 09/05/2013

"Not that bad"???

Is this JoBlo.com or JayLeno.com?
Is this JoBlo.com or JayLeno.com?
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8:26PM on 09/05/2013
Wheres the dark humor? I dunno about this.
Wheres the dark humor? I dunno about this.
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8:24PM on 09/05/2013

hey

I'll watch that for a dollar...
I'll watch that for a dollar...
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8:23PM on 09/05/2013

Pass

I would NOT buy that for a dollar.

Not unless they made it into a comedy where his visor flipped up and down uncontrollably and he was paired with genetically engineered T Rex that needed a special gun for his stubby arms. Because the way it looks now,looks crappy and boring.
I would NOT buy that for a dollar.

Not unless they made it into a comedy where his visor flipped up and down uncontrollably and he was paired with genetically engineered T Rex that needed a special gun for his stubby arms. Because the way it looks now,looks crappy and boring.
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8:23PM on 09/05/2013

Suprisingly clean

This looks a lot better than I expected. It lays out the basic plot, gives nods and looks to have a balance of CGI and practical. I will have to get used to the voice, but the visor actually works a lot better than maintenance or damage to see Murphy's eyes. Jackson is there for the social commentary doing sensationalist stories. Gonna give this one a lot of leeway, as i hope it brings the moral dilemmas and concerns of the times of today.
This looks a lot better than I expected. It lays out the basic plot, gives nods and looks to have a balance of CGI and practical. I will have to get used to the voice, but the visor actually works a lot better than maintenance or damage to see Murphy's eyes. Jackson is there for the social commentary doing sensationalist stories. Gonna give this one a lot of leeway, as i hope it brings the moral dilemmas and concerns of the times of today.
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8:21PM on 09/05/2013

Treading on sacred sci-fi territory!

The first film is a nearly perfect sci- fi action film so they'd better nail it. That being said I like the visuals and the tipping of the hat to the original in a lot of places as well as finding a different pathos for the character. Almost looks like an alternate universe Robocop rather than a full reboot and I can dig that. Fingers crossed!
The first film is a nearly perfect sci- fi action film so they'd better nail it. That being said I like the visuals and the tipping of the hat to the original in a lot of places as well as finding a different pathos for the character. Almost looks like an alternate universe Robocop rather than a full reboot and I can dig that. Fingers crossed!
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8:19PM on 09/05/2013

I was concerned about this...

this looks just to be flashy action scenes and forced sentimentality with him reconnecting to his family.

Pass.
this looks just to be flashy action scenes and forced sentimentality with him reconnecting to his family.

Pass.
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8:17PM on 09/05/2013
Looks good. I'll give it a shot. I like that guy in The Killing, he's like the best part of that show.
Looks good. I'll give it a shot. I like that guy in The Killing, he's like the best part of that show.
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8:17PM on 09/05/2013
Looks way better than I thought it would. I forgot Michael Keaton was in this. It's always a nice surprise seeing him pop up in a movie. Hope it's as good as the trailer makes it out to be,
Looks way better than I thought it would. I forgot Michael Keaton was in this. It's always a nice surprise seeing him pop up in a movie. Hope it's as good as the trailer makes it out to be,
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8:14PM on 09/05/2013

Ahhhhhhh

I have been waiting for ever. Great indie director, sic cast. This folks should be awesome. And yes I support black robocop lol.
I have been waiting for ever. Great indie director, sic cast. This folks should be awesome. And yes I support black robocop lol.
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8:13PM on 09/05/2013

I trust Padilha , he's a great director.

We'll see.
We'll see.
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8:13PM on 09/05/2013

Ugh...

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8:13PM on 09/05/2013
Not even the awesomeness of Oldman and Keaton can drive me to spend money on this.
Not even the awesomeness of Oldman and Keaton can drive me to spend money on this.
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8:11PM on 09/05/2013
Ummm.....Yes please!!!!
Ummm.....Yes please!!!!
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8:08PM on 09/05/2013
Looks great and much better than I thought it would. Consider my ticket bought for this one.

And I am so happy to see Michael Keaton back in a big profile film again.
Looks great and much better than I thought it would. Consider my ticket bought for this one.

And I am so happy to see Michael Keaton back in a big profile film again.
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8:58PM on 09/05/2013
I can tell that you're the type of person who loves Len Wiseman, but can't understand a Paul Thomas Anderson movie.
I can tell that you're the type of person who loves Len Wiseman, but can't understand a Paul Thomas Anderson movie.
9:11PM on 09/05/2013
False. I have never liked any of Wiseman's films. But am a HUGE fan of Paul Thomas Anderson and understand all of his films. My personal favorites of his are Punch Drunk Love and The Master.

So don't judge me by some of my posts on films that you don't like. Asshole.
False. I have never liked any of Wiseman's films. But am a HUGE fan of Paul Thomas Anderson and understand all of his films. My personal favorites of his are Punch Drunk Love and The Master.

So don't judge me by some of my posts on films that you don't like. Asshole.
9:42PM on 09/05/2013
Hoomzilla,
Dude has a Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern icon... Enough said.
Hoomzilla,
Dude has a Ryan Reynolds Green Lantern icon... Enough said.
10:03PM on 09/05/2013
Yeah and?, he like Green Lantern so what?...fucking pricks.
Yeah and?, he like Green Lantern so what?...fucking pricks.
8:06PM on 09/05/2013

Eh

Didn't do much for me, but it doesn't look awful. I'll wait and see.
Didn't do much for me, but it doesn't look awful. I'll wait and see.
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8:06PM on 09/05/2013
There is no Nuke for this mood I'm feeling.
There is no Nuke for this mood I'm feeling.
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