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Old October 14 2012, 03:27 AM   #181
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Looks like Black Manta designed it. This Robocop seems a lot slicker than the old one for better or worse (or different).
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Old October 14 2012, 12:14 PM   #182
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Looks like a man in a suit on a motorcycle with fancy additions.

Since he's actually a robot, why not let him integrate into the motorcycle in some form? But maybe that's another magical CG addition.
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Old October 15 2012, 02:37 AM   #183
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The Robocycle


Too bad they didn't at least model the rest of the suit after the helmet.

A smooth, glossy black suit in the same style would have looked MUCH cooler, I think.
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Old October 15 2012, 04:29 AM   #184
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Good grief...it's actually a remake of Street Hawk!
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Old October 16 2012, 02:58 AM   #185
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Looks like it's being pushed back to February 2014.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=95932

And to think, the original was released in the middle of freakin July.
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Old October 19 2012, 12:56 AM   #186
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Robocyle video:

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Old October 21 2012, 07:57 PM   #187
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Watched the original movie again, for the first time in awhile, and it's amazing how absolutely awesome and badass Robocop still looks.... and how utterly dated and old everything ELSE in the movie now looks.

It's pretty much the only design element that still holds up, and almost makes it look like he popped in from a totally different movie or something. Lol
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Old October 21 2012, 11:37 PM   #188
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Watched the original movie again, for the first time in awhile, and it's amazing how absolutely awesome and badass Robocop still looks.... and how utterly dated and old everything ELSE in the movie now looks.

It's pretty much the only design element that still holds up, and almost makes it look like he popped in from a totally different movie or something. Lol
To be honest, there's very little in the effects department that looks dated in Robocop. Hell, Starship Troopers looks even better than most modern CG. Given that Verehoeven started in the effects field, this isn't too shocking.

ED-209's movement ranges from shoddy to almost-realistic, yes, but it's not nearly as head bangingly stupid as the squibs on the yuppie and Dick Jones going apeshit and the glass behind them not giving two fucks. That never looked good.
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Old October 21 2012, 11:59 PM   #189
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Watched the original movie again, for the first time in awhile, and it's amazing how absolutely awesome and badass Robocop still looks.... and how utterly dated and old everything ELSE in the movie now looks.

It's pretty much the only design element that still holds up, and almost makes it look like he popped in from a totally different movie or something. Lol
To be honest, there's very little in the effects department that looks dated in Robocop. Hell, Starship Troopers looks even better than most modern CG. Given that Verehoeven started in the effects field, this isn't too shocking.

ED-209's movement ranges from shoddy to almost-realistic, yes, but it's not nearly as head bangingly stupid as the squibs on the yuppie and Dick Jones going apeshit and the glass behind them not giving two fucks. That never looked good.
The best part is as Jones falls, his arms don't scale with the rest of his body.
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Old October 22 2012, 12:05 AM   #190
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^That's one of those things that's never been bad enough to bother me though. I mean, it's a stupid error, sure, but it's not nearly as jarring as a guy being torn to shreds and the glass behind him gives physics the middle finger.
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Old October 22 2012, 05:48 AM   #191
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I love the original film, the violence was part of the absolute glee and passion the filmmakers had for this story!
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Old October 22 2012, 03:08 PM   #192
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I love the original film, the violence was part of the absolute glee and passion the filmmakers had for this story!
Not only that, but it's an excellent morality play and social satire.

I've often said that if I have kids, one of the films we're watching together is Robocop. I'd rather have my kids exposed to ultra-violence in the context of an intelligent narrative than schlock that panders to mouth-breathers.

I have a feeling I should never have children.
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Old October 22 2012, 03:17 PM   #193
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I just saw the costume up close and in person yesterday, as well as the motorcycle. They are shooting in my neighbourhood in Toronto. I was standing about 12 feet away from the stunt double. I didn't see the actual helmet, as the stunt driver was wearing a black motorcycle helmet with white dots painted on it. The costume looked pretty cool in person.

I took a few pictures on my cell. Will try to post those tomorrow.
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Old October 22 2012, 07:25 PM   #194
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I love the original film, the violence was part of the absolute glee and passion the filmmakers had for this story!
Not only that, but it's an excellent morality play and social satire.

I've often said that if I have kids, one of the films we're watching together is Robocop. I'd rather have my kids exposed to ultra-violence in the context of an intelligent narrative than schlock that panders to mouth-breathers.

I have a feeling I should never have children.
No, it's a very good point, one that I couldn't quite put into words. I noticed taht the sterile Total REcall remake not only lacked the over-the-top violence that Verhoven put in the original, but it mad eit bland.,. Violence isn't everything, but it was clear that Robocop-Recall-Troopers-era Verhoven had a passion for using it for satire, morality plays as well as just a great way to to bring all the talent that goes into a film to bear on the finished product.
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Old October 22 2012, 07:57 PM   #195
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To be honest, there's very little in the effects department that looks dated in Robocop. Hell, Starship Troopers looks even better than most modern CG. Given that Verehoeven started in the effects field, this isn't too shocking.
True, the effects are still fantastic, but I was referring more to the dated set design, costumes, cars (like that fugly 6000 SUX), etc.

Design-wise, I'd say the only things that still hold up are Robo and ED-209.

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I love the original film, the violence was part of the absolute glee and passion the filmmakers had for this story!
What I love about it (especially compared to today's bloodless action movies) is that it creates a real, visceral reaction in you. It may be exaggerated, but those bullet wounds still look nasty and painful as hell-- which is probably the way it should be.
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