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Posted on 09/16/2012 9:39:08 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
In his full-body fighting suit Robocop became one of the most iconic heroes of the Eighties.
And now fans can get their first look at the action hero come back to life as the remake begins filming in Toronto.
Actor Joel Kinnaman, better known for his work on The Killing, was spotted wearing the updated RoboCop suit on set.
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Hollywood remakes movies that should never be remade, IMO. They have no imagination any longer. Or they’ll make a movie and slap a familiar name on it, despite being nothing like the original (21 Jump Street, Green Hornet)
Think I’ll wait for the remake of the remake.
I’m going to go way out on a limb and guess that the movie will be terrible.
Cecil B. LeMille Remade The Ten Commandments. The 1956 version was better than his 1923 silent version.
Gosh, I liked Nancy Allen.
Robocop was in that last generation of films before CGI started taking over. You look at it now with eyes that are used to CGI and it looks kind of primitive but there’s also something really cool about it.
British TV mini-series are where it’s at right now.
I just saw a fantastic rendition of Treasure Island. A little while ago, I saw an excellent take on Day of the Triffids.
Meh, based on the pics, the “new” robocop looks like a human wearing expensive, flashy bodyarmor. Even given the “futuristic” aspect, part of what made Robocop intimidating was he was *big*. He looked, and moved, like a machine. The humanity was buried at first, and it took the story to bring it out. This new one has him looking and moving in a human manner from the beginning, so the pathos isn’t there. It’s “The Bionic Man becomes a Policeman”. The only shocker will be near the end, when we see just how much of his body he has lost, but since the emoting will be “human” from the start, all we’ll feel is pity, not sympathy.
I still want a 6000 SUX.
A movie that should be remade is Star Wars episodes 1 - 3, the next time with an intelligible plot, a coherent script, and actors that can act.
I like the first one better!!
The two Peter Weller "Robocop" films were fun.
I’s buy that for a Dollar!
I wonder who would win in a fight between Robocop and Iron Man.......
Remember the make of the police car in that movie? It was actually a Ford Taurus but labeled for the movie as a “6000 SUX” which I understand was a jab at the Pontiac 6000
Yes, but it also had in Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) one of the greatest movie villains of all time. It takes a great villain to make a great hero look good.
The original “RoboCop” was a very good film, and I really see no need to remake it. There was nothing wrong with the original film, aside from the lack of CGI. Yes, ED-209 was stop motion, and so what? It worked. The clunkiness added to it.
Say what you will about Paul Verhoven, but he did a fine job in directing the first film, and frankly, I really can’t picture anyone but Peter Weller in the role (not to mention the rest of the cast, Nancy Allen, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith as Clarence Boddicker - what a great villain!). He brought a good deal of pathos to the character, and at the end, where the Old Man says, “Nice shooting, son. What’s your name?” and he replies, “Murphy.” is one of the nice little underrated moments in sci-fi. It’s where Murphy reclaims his humanity.
Of course, I also cringe in horror everytime I hear Hollywood wants to do an Americanized live-action version of “Akira”. Please God....NOOOOOOO!!!
The movie also tooks jabs at Ronald Reagan. The movie had a contradictory message in that it was making cracks about Reagan and Star Wars and inveighing against large, soulless corporations and your standard Hollyweird corporate villains (Ronny Cox, Jose Ferrer). But it also celebrated violent methods to get rid of criminals. I think most people watching the flick (like me) were quite happy to see violent criminals meet their demise in very violent ways and see RoboCop get his revenge on Clarence Boddicker.
Kurtwood Smith was spot-on as Clarence Boddicker. Absolutely agree, one of the THE best screen villains ever.
For me, it’s the glasses; it gives him a somewhat bookish, cerebral look. Nothing’s better than an intelligent villain, and in his case, not that “crazy genius madman” type, but an intelligent and calculating hardcore criminal.
That shock is akin to the one we get at the end of Source Code when we finally see what little is left of the physical body of Jake Gyllenhall's character.
So when will “Gone with the Wind” gets a remake?
Or Ben Hur?
Problem is Hollyweird is in their mind doing these remakes to support modern twisted sexuality and morals in some versions.
Total Recall came out recently, I passed on it. Nothing can be better than the original.
That is the key to the movie, and why the audience cares about Murphy. He is cruelly tortured and left for dead by a criminal gang, which we see in all its 1980's gory detail, then he is "rescued," only to be cruelly tortured even more by the medical team and OCP, then abandoned by this wife and child who think he is dead. He has to rescue his own humanity himself, with the help of his partner, who is the only one to not abandon him.
If the new movie has an "updated" robot body which looks human, and a visor people can see through to see his face, people will know he is human from the start. If he looks human, then will he have lost as much as Weller's Murphy?
“A movie that should be remade is Star Wars episodes 1 - 3, the next time with an intelligible plot, a coherent script, and actors that can act.”
Not to mention the lightsabre fights which look like a battle between 2 arthritic geezers from a rest home.
“If the new movie has an “updated” robot body which looks human, and a visor people can see through to see his face, people will know he is human from the start.”
Old Robo looked robotic. New Robo looks like a guy in a suit from an old Batman movie. Not a good choice.
Agree. A key part of Weller’s performance was the way his movements simulated the electro-mechanical nature of the armored robotic body. If that is lost in the remake, the robocap performance will be too human in tone and lose the pathos created by Murphy’s effort to reconnect with humanity despite the tremendous trama he has undergone.
RoboCop was an excellent satire on American culture.
I’d buy that for a dollar.
I want the Nukem Game
There is this interpretation that I rather like.
A cartoon was made too.