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Old September 7 2013, 01:13 PM   #268
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Re: ROBOCOP remake finds its director and star

Base_Delta_Zero wrote: View Post
Meh, the black looks dumb. Robocop is a walking tank, not a roboninja. And the glowing red visor, which looks stupid and cliche all on its own, also completely negates any tactical stealth the black suit might give him.

"Where do we shoot him?"

"Aim just below the red line!"

Also, did the re-makers not catch the oh-so-subtle satire of the original? It's like they cast around for yet another tortured "superhero" to make into a super-serious summer action movie and someone saw the Robocop DVD gathering dust on a producer's movie shelf and said, "There's our next fast cash grab, gentlemen! Make that, but with more flash and tacticool gadgetry and 'splosions! No, no, no, don't watch it. Just print off a description from wkipedia or something to get the barest idea of a plot and roll with it."

Um yeah, SWAT teams go into buildings in those useful shiny silver vests and suits... Not.

I don't mind if a new Robocop changes the satire...that was the original's take on the subject. I actually think people are less cynical about the future now than they were in the 70s-90s as they have all the benefits of info-tech on an everyday basis. Same with commercialism, people accept it now because info-tech makes it more personalized and tailored.

I think we'll see not a satire, but an action movie with a secondary criticism of privacy issues and yes, of course they will keep the tortured Murphy angle.
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