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View Poll Results: Remake ''ROBOCOP'' yay-nay?
yay-Robocop needs a remake. 17 36.96%
nay-Robocop is perfect the way it is! 29 63.04%
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Old April 8 2009, 04:17 AM   #1
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Aronofsky to remake ''ROBOCOP''

This is old news I know, but I would like to know what you guys/gals think of them remakeing a sci-fi MASTERPEICE like ROBOCOP ? Good, Bad ,Yay, Nay?
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Old April 8 2009, 04:20 AM   #2
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As long as they don't have Robocop using a jetpack in the movie I'll at least check it out! So yes for now.
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Old April 8 2009, 04:23 AM   #3
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I don't really have a problem with it. Could be interesting.
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Old April 8 2009, 04:27 AM   #4
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As long as they don't have Robocop using a jetpack in the movie I'll at least check it out! So yes for now.
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I don't really have a problem with it. Could be interesting.
Hey, it worked for ''B-BEGINS'' & ''J.J.TREK'' it may just work here! by the way, I voted ''Yay''
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Old April 8 2009, 04:42 AM   #5
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This is old news I know, but I would like to know what you guys/gals think of them remakeing a sci-fi MASTERPEICE like ROBOCOP ? Good, Bad ,Yay, Nay?
Look once Psycho and Halloween got remade everything else was easy pickings. My opinion would be NO, just as it was on the other two but idiots showed up to those remakes and so Hollywood has been busy remaking everything it can.

The only things that should be "remade" or "reinvented" are movies that had a good concept but had horrible execution and someone turns it into something good.

Don't take great and give us mediocrity like we've been getting.
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Old April 8 2009, 05:39 AM   #6
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Well as long as Robocop still has those GREAT faux ads.

"I'd buy THAT for a dollar!"

I don't have a problem with them "remaking" Robocop, at least it lets this generation have their version of him. I mean really, are we ever going to see Peter Weller as an aging Robocop? Doubtful. Truly Truly Truly doubtful. So you'll need a new guy.

Although what I would do, have the "old" Robocop die somehow or have been dead for a while. Another officer is critically injured to the point of death and he's given the next generation of Robocop suit. It would be cheesy, but that was part of its charm!
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Old April 8 2009, 06:02 AM   #7
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Re: Aronofsky to remake ''ROBOCOP''

Part of the point of Robocop was its satire of 80's culture and mores. And to do that, it was best that it was *made* in the 80's. I don't see what a remake could bring to the table.
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Old April 8 2009, 06:17 AM   #8
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I think it if the film was updated to take on some of the societal issues we face today, it can still work as well as it did in the 1980s. Plus, good numbers of those issues from the 1980s are certainly still with us today. Especially the greed.
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Old April 8 2009, 10:52 AM   #9
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I'd watch paint dry if Darren Aronofsky directed it.
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Old April 8 2009, 01:58 PM   #10
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I won't say the original was a perfect movie, but I don't see what a retelling could add to the tale.

Besides, it's fun to watch Murphy getting criminal records out of a DMS-100 telephone switch with a Crocodile Dundee knife!
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Old April 8 2009, 02:14 PM   #11
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Remake -- No.

Continuation of the character? Absolutely.
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Old April 8 2009, 03:21 PM   #12
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I don't mind remakes--so long as they're good. Both Ben Hur and The Maltese Falcon, for example, have been filmed three times: in each case, the third version is the classic version.

The trouble is, most remakes just aren't very good.

That said--Aronofsky seems like a talented filmmaker. I saw Pi and liked it a lot. I'm willing to give him a chance.

My only advice would be: take the character, and the basic storyline, and make something really different. Don't try to re-create the original. That way lies peril and ruin.
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Old April 8 2009, 05:02 PM   #13
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My only advice would be: take the character, and the basic storyline, and make something really different. Don't try to re-create the original. That way lies peril and ruin.
Based on interviews, that seems to be the precise direction in which Aronofsky is going. He and David Self (the co-writer) said last November that despite being tremendous fans of the original, their project was in no way a sequel to the prior films. Since then, details have been pretty scarce (although the announcement poster suggested the iconic "helmet" design will remain intact).

I think now I understand how fans of the original Battlestar Galactica series felt when Ron Moore's remake of it was announced; RoboCop is a property of which I've always been a tremendous fan. I've suffered through awful, awful attempts like Prime Directives and the two film sequels, I watched the entire TV series from the mid-'90s, I think I even tried watching Alpha Commando before deciding that I'd rather kill my brain cells with vodka than that tripe. The original movie is easily one of my all-time favorites, and I'm not sure I'd change a single frame of it (outside of the terrible stop-motion shot when RoboCop pushes ED-209's cannon arm into its other arm and disables it). So how do I feel about a director whom I'm not terribly fond of and a writer who's got one good movie (Road to Perdition) to his credit taking over a complete reboot of a classic?

Eh, whatever, I'm interested to see their take. Aronofsky's stuff is always at least visually interesting. If his RoboCop is good or at least mildly entertaining, then it'll be the best take on the franchise since 1987. And honestly, a reboot is probably the best approach to the franchise, given that Murphy's story is over, full-stop, done, finished at the end of the first movie, and the only logical continuation of it was given about six minutes of half-assed lip service in RoboCop 2. So these two guys are going to take the idea, probably turn it on its head a bit, change some stuff around and give it their best shot.

If it sucks out loud, well, as near as I can tell it won't affect the existence of the DVD on my shelf, and the federal government isn't going to kick down my door and replace all instances of RoboCop '87 with AronoCop ... so, who cares?
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Old April 8 2009, 05:23 PM   #14
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If it sucks out loud, well, as near as I can tell it won't affect the existence of the DVD on my shelf, and the federal government isn't going to kick down my door and replace all instances of RoboCop '87 with AronoCop ... so, who cares?
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Re: Aronofsky to remake ''ROBOCOP''

I can only imagine that a remake would make robocop look more like a terminator endoskeleton or something, and that IMO would just not work.
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