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Old November 19 2012, 06:30 AM   #211
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Re: ROBOCOP remake finds its director and star

It's all part of the company's effort to give robocop a good image. Rumor has it he just tasers criminals for a majority of the movie
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Old November 20 2012, 04:16 AM   #212
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As much as I hate to say this (and as two-faced as this sounds); that's too much like the original suit and still reads visually as a god-damned Robo-repaint of some other franchise's robot suit.

It smacks of design by committee in the real world, rather than a setting that hyper-emphasizes the characteristics of said world for narrative and contextual effect, which is what people mean when they point out that the original films robots were lampooning 80s aesthetics.

If they had gone for a true adaptation of 1980's product design, ED-209 would look like this. Both are clearly children of 1980s industrial design, and both embody the same insane over-qualification for their intended tasks (the Abrams admittedly does so in hindsight, but who really needs tanks when you have nuclear weapons, though that's another barrel drum of fish entirely,) yet only one of those visually communicates that fact without requiring the viewer to know the operational or technical details of said design.

Take a wild guess.
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Old November 20 2012, 06:35 PM   #213
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who really needs tanks when you have nuclear weapons

I really hope you were just being facetious and not trying to make a credible argument there.
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Old July 20 2013, 02:47 AM   #214
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RoboCop remake will be rated PG-13
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Old July 20 2013, 02:53 AM   #215
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Not surprising with action movies in this day and age but... Ugh and Oy.
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Old July 20 2013, 03:41 AM   #216
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Not surprising with action movies in this day and age but... Ugh and Oy.
I think an R rating was the last beacon of hope that this movie had. I'm one of the few people who enjoys Robocop 3, but that's because we still get Robocop being somewhat Robocop-y.

With the remake, since it's all pretty much new (and looks kind of shitty) I think the only thing we could have said was "Yeah but at least it's incredibly violent."

Now we can't even say that.
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Old July 20 2013, 04:31 AM   #217
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It's looking more and more like it's just going to be another one of those generic scifi action movies like I, Robot or the Total Recall remake-- lots of action and CG effects, but no edge whatsoever.

Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if last year's ultra-violent and badass Dredd ends up feeling more like a Robocop movie than this Robocop remake does!



(And yes I'm aware Robocop was inspired in part by Dredd, so no need for a history lesson from anyone out there)
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Old July 20 2013, 10:23 AM   #218
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I love it when they remake Verhoeven films in PG-13.
When will they make the PG-13 Basic Instinct?
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Old July 20 2013, 04:07 PM   #219
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Well, ED-209 has a new paint scheme and website, so there's that.
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Old July 20 2013, 08:38 PM   #220
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I like the look of ED-209 but it's slightly too "bad ass" looking for the clumsy over-designed, under-thought, piece of junk it's supposed to be.
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Old September 6 2013, 01:22 AM   #221
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First Robocop trailer released

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INmtQXUXez8

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Old September 6 2013, 01:26 AM   #222
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Looks.... promising. But it's just not a poorly thought out vision of the future without Ford Tauruses everywhere.
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Old September 6 2013, 02:13 AM   #223
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I thought the trailer was good.

The silver suit looks better than the black though. It appears Murphy's family will be in this movie much more than the original. I also hope they don't make ED-209 too badass, since the joke it that is suppose to be a piece of junk.
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Old September 6 2013, 02:35 AM   #224
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Have to admit, that actually looked halfway decent. Shame he switches to the generic black armor though, because the silver one was looking a whole lot cooler-- more scifi and more like, you know, a cyborg.

And yup, totally called it that he'd be jumping around like those robots in I, Robot.
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Old September 6 2013, 02:38 AM   #225
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It doesn't look like the total disaster I was expecting..... in fact it looks like it could be good. Was the whole thing with him overcoming the control of robot part of himself in the original? I haven't watched it in ages, so I only have a few vague memories of it.
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