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First look at Robocop as he comes back to life as remake...
MailOnline ^ | September 16, 2012 | Celeste Morgan

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: robocop
Joy, another remake. RoboCop was one of the best drive in movies ever made. And Peter Weller did a great job taking what could have been a shallow, cheesy movie and giving it depth where the audience could empathise with his pain and struggles, and be more than its drive-in wrapping. Why remake this?
1 posted on 09/16/2012 9:39:11 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

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)


2 posted on 09/16/2012 9:44:58 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Think I’ll wait for the remake of the remake.


3 posted on 09/16/2012 10:04:36 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (I'll believe it when I don't see it.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I’m going to go way out on a limb and guess that the movie will be terrible.


4 posted on 09/16/2012 10:19:48 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: GeronL
Hollywood remakes movies that should never be remade

Cecil B. LeMille Remade The Ten Commandments. The 1956 version was better than his 1923 silent version.

5 posted on 09/16/2012 10:24:17 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Vince Ferrer

Gosh, I liked Nancy Allen.


6 posted on 09/16/2012 10:24:56 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


7 posted on 09/16/2012 10:27:03 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


8 posted on 09/16/2012 10:40:08 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


9 posted on 09/16/2012 11:10:18 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I still want a 6000 SUX.


10 posted on 09/16/2012 11:23:11 PM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


11 posted on 09/17/2012 12:17:20 AM PDT by TimSkalaBim
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To: Vince Ferrer

I like the first one better!!


12 posted on 09/17/2012 2:27:48 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Vince Ferrer
Looks like movie Batman.

The two Peter Weller "Robocop" films were fun.

13 posted on 09/17/2012 2:34:16 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 50 days away.)
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To: uglybiker

I’s buy that for a Dollar!


14 posted on 09/17/2012 3:09:13 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Vince Ferrer

I wonder who would win in a fight between Robocop and Iron Man.......


15 posted on 09/17/2012 3:17:42 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Vince Ferrer

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


16 posted on 09/17/2012 3:28:31 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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"Peter Weller"

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.

17 posted on 09/17/2012 4:10:51 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Vince Ferrer

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!!!


18 posted on 09/17/2012 4:13:55 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
"a jab"

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.

19 posted on 09/17/2012 4:18:32 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

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.


20 posted on 09/17/2012 4:23:33 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Little Pig
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.

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.

21 posted on 09/17/2012 5:43:36 AM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


22 posted on 09/17/2012 5:49:35 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: Little Pig
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.

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?

23 posted on 09/17/2012 5:54:40 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: TimSkalaBim

“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.


24 posted on 09/17/2012 6:39:43 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (The left must discredit capitalism before the people will accept marxism.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

“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.


25 posted on 09/17/2012 6:46:23 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (The left must discredit capitalism before the people will accept marxism.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


26 posted on 09/17/2012 6:49:51 AM PDT by Captain Rhino (Determined Effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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To: Captain Rhino
Peter did a lot of work trying to get the details right.

Peter Weller is Robocop

27 posted on 09/17/2012 7:14:04 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Vince Ferrer

RoboCop was an excellent satire on American culture.


28 posted on 09/17/2012 7:16:25 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: uglybiker

I’d buy that for a dollar.


29 posted on 09/17/2012 7:17:16 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: uglybiker

I want the Nukem Game

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmSSVt7Mfkk


30 posted on 09/17/2012 7:18:31 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: ontap

There is this interpretation that I rather like.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUt6LpajX5Y

A cartoon was made too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp4Sqn0eX_Q


31 posted on 09/17/2012 5:54:31 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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