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Old June 10 2012, 12:43 AM   #31
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Re: ROBOCOP remake finds its director and star

I know this sounds weird but I always disliked the fact that Robocop never had any police insignia on his armor. I wouldn't follow the instructions of some big robot guy if he didn't have any apparent business barking orders at me. Well... not unless he pulled out his BFG. Then I'd be his bitch.
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Old June 10 2012, 02:24 AM   #32
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Would it not be more accurate to call this Robocop a reimagining instead of a reboot?
Cause it does not seem they are trying to replay the largest beats of the first film.
I typically view a reboot as one that is, at it's core, just retelling the same story with new flm actors. A reimagining as a twist on an established property.
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Old June 10 2012, 02:33 AM   #33
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Remake, reboot, and reimagining don't have concrete differences in my opinion. The latter two terms just came into vogue because remake became a bit of a dirty word.
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Old June 10 2012, 02:47 AM   #34
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After thinking about it some more... how the heck can Murphy's wife be the female lead in this remake?

Murphy's wife didn't DO anything in the first movie except be in a couple of flashbacks. Unless this remake is 90% Murphy and 10% Robocop, it seems like she wouldn't have much to do here either.

Lewis was the female lead in the first movie. She was Murphy's partner and the only woman that actually got any development in the entire thing. Besides helping him out she was pretty badass.

Maybe that article simply got it wrong and they meant important role instead of female lead?
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Old June 10 2012, 02:51 AM   #35
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Unless this remake is 90% Murphy and 10% Robocop, it seems like she wouldn't have much to do either.
Or they're taking the story in a very different direction to the original and Murphy's wife will have a much bigger part.
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Old June 10 2012, 03:06 AM   #36
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Or they're taking the story in a very different direction to the original and Murphy's wife will have a much bigger part.
I've never cared much about the character since she never got much to do in the first two movies.

Murphy's wife was in a bunch of flashbacks in the first movie, but we learned almost nothing about her. They were only there to develop Murphy and let us know what he lost after getting killed.

In the second movie, the whole stalker plot went nowhere. It was the best part of the movie, but the whole thing was crammed into a movie that was too busy. They really should have made it the main plot along with the whole Cain thing.
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Old June 10 2012, 03:43 AM   #37
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Remake, reboot, and reimagining don't have concrete differences in my opinion. The latter two terms just came into vogue because remake became a bit of a dirty word.
Then just doing my part to spread some ideas about differentiation of the terms!
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Old June 10 2012, 03:59 AM   #38
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Would it not be more accurate to call this Robocop a reimagining instead of a reboot?
Cause it does not seem they are trying to replay the largest beats of the first film.
I typically view a reboot as one that is, at it's core, just retelling the same story with new flm actors. A reimagining as a twist on an established property.
I feel the same way. Reimagining and Reboot should be considered two different things. It is looking more and more like this thing is a reimagining, completely new plot but with the same characters.

That should be interesting...
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Old June 10 2012, 04:13 AM   #39
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Then just doing my part to spread some ideas about differentiation of the terms!
Fair enough.

If they are to have discrete meanings then remake would be the term for going through the same plot beats with different actors in my opinion. A reboot would be starting a franchise over again from scratch, but not necessarily using the same plot. A reimagining would be taking the basic idea of the original and coming up with something dramatically different.
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Old June 10 2012, 04:18 AM   #40
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I really hope they don't lose the humor in this remake.

The humor was one of the best things about the original Robocop along with everything else like the actors, story, and music.
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Old June 10 2012, 04:18 AM   #41
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I'll wait for a trailer, but I'm a bit underwhelmed at the moment.
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Old June 10 2012, 04:20 AM   #42
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I'm just whelmed at the moment.
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Old June 10 2012, 04:27 AM   #43
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I'm just whelmed at the moment.
It would be better to just say you were indifferent.
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Old June 10 2012, 04:31 AM   #44
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I'll wait for a trailer, but I'm a bit underwhelmed at the moment.
Is it possible to be underwhelmed when all we have to go on is a title, a director, a writer and a few casting announcements? There's basically nothing of substance from which to make any sort of judgment.
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Old June 10 2012, 04:34 AM   #45
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It would be better to just say you were indifferent.
But that's not the same thing, plus it's not as fun to say.
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