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RoboCop (2014, Padilha) S: Kinnaman, Oldman, Jackson, Cornish

Old 03-19-08, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by wm lopez
I didn't realize that today's young generation hasn't seen ROBO COP.
They won't even watch a movie from 1987?!!
The liberal media has put on a rule that movies from before 1998 are not worth watching.
Old 03-19-08, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by The Bus
The liberal media has put on a rule that movies from before 1998 are not worth watching.
Except PULP FICTION that's a must for every young mind to see. And avoid FORREST GUMP even though it came out the same year wouldn't want that message to ruin young minds.
Old 03-19-08, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by DeputyDave
I can't tell what would disgust me worse. Turning Robocop "serious", forgetting it was an over the top satire or making a "Bush is bad, conservatives are evil, and Fox News is a propaganda tool" crapfest the OP and others suggest.
If you didn't see anything against Reagan's policies or televised news in the first film, you missed the point of Robocop. Of course it would make sense to satirise the Bush administration in a remake. If that confuses or offends you, there's probably some Chuck Norris films right up your alley.
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Just an awful idea.
Old 03-19-08, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by DonnachaOne
If you didn't see anything against Reagan's policies or televised news in the first film, you missed the point of Robocop. Of course it would make sense to satirise the Bush administration in a remake. If that confuses or offends you, there's probably some Chuck Norris films right up your alley.
Only thing I remember from the news was the cops going on strike. And then the thugs took over. I remember Reagan firing the air traffic workers in the 80's.
I watched ROBO COP many times and never took it at as anti-Reagan.
ROBO COP shows the only way to fight crime is be tough on crime with state of art technology.
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Originally Posted by riotinmyskull
uhm, robocop 3 was pg-13
Never heard of it.
Old 03-20-08, 04:19 AM
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Originally Posted by riotinmyskull
uhm, robocop 3 was pg-13
I had this nightmare once where someone made a movie like Robocop, except they took out everything that made *that* movie classic.

Seems you had this nightmare as well.
Old 03-20-08, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by riotinmyskull
uhm, robocop 3 was pg-13
and sucked royal donkey balls

edit: I'm rewatching it now, and it's not as bad as what I remembered
and the guy playing murphy looks more like Peter Weller than I remembered, and he's on Rescue Me

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Old 03-20-08, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by wm lopez
ROBO COP shows the only way to fight crime is be tough on crime with state of art technology.
Or that sometimes humanity trumps technology.
Old 03-20-08, 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
Or that sometimes humanity trumps technology.
But ED-209 was only a glitch.
Old 05-18-08, 02:41 PM
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A little update on this, not much to read but its something.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=45130
Old 05-18-08, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Wolf359
A little update on this, not much to read but its something.

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=45130
More importantly, how the hell do you remake Red Dawn? That movie's timeliness makes it virtually remake-proof.
Old 06-11-08, 12:22 AM
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Maybe it'll be a CGI animated movie?
Old 06-11-08, 12:40 AM
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Maybe this is nitpicking, but that poster's font has a "Bob the Builder" feel to it.
Old 06-11-08, 08:18 AM
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Me and my dad watched Robocop 1 & 2 last night, and 1 still holds up so well. I don't think it needs to be remade, just a proper sequel made.

I'm surprised a studio hasn't snatched up Frank Millers original script for Robocop 2, since Miller is hot right now.

If the new one is animated/CG then fine, but I don't want anything to replace the original.
Old 06-11-08, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by wm lopez
ROBO COP shows the only way to fight crime is be tough on crime with state of art technology.
Hahahaha really? This is news to me -- and I'm sure it would be news to Paul Verhoeven as well. It's amazing how people can miss even the most blatant satire. It's fairly obvious to anyone who's paying the least bit of attention that the film is actually a *critique* of the police state fascist policies and methods that lead to RoboCop and ED-209. The audience is supposed to be alarmed by the fact that the powers in charge believe that creating the perfect cop involves removing some or preferably all of his humanity, making an emotionless monster with no compassion and programmed responses. RoboCop himself remains a sympathetic figure only because he rebels against this programming, seeking out the remnants of his past and trying to remain in touch with his own humanity. RoboCop is not the film's hero, he's the victim.

The TV news shown in the film also contains some rather subtle digs at the right-wing politics of war, as in the continuing background storyline of an apparently war-crazed conservative president who is, it is strongly implied, using orbiting satellite-guided lasers to destroy his political enemies within the US. This is of course a jab at Reagan's Star Wars program, and a cautionary tale of what the future might look like if we allow such weapons to fall into the hands of untrustworthy politicians.

My review goes into some more detail on some of this stuff.
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That poster does nothing but make me nauseous.
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When did Robocop become a Cylon Centurion?
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That's as horrendous as the 6000 SUX's gas mileage.
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Originally Posted by mdc3000
When did Robocop become a Cylon Centurion?
when did Robocop become an avid tennis player?
Old 06-11-08, 02:55 PM
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The trades were reporting a couple of weeks ago that this is pegged to be shot in 3-D.
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I think the original movie would have been cool in 3-D, ED-209 in 3-D would have been pretty cool.

But my hopes aren't very high for this.


What was the Robocop 2 Frank Miller script like?
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
when did Robocop become an avid tennis player?
when did Robocop become a Daft Punk reject?
Old 06-11-08, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve Phillips
The trades were reporting a couple of weeks ago that this is pegged to be shot in 3-D.
imagine the gore: body bullet riddlin', car squalshed, throat spraying IN YOUR... FACE! Of course the remake will be no where as gory - so screw it.
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ROBOT ROCK!


Someone needs to photoshop that on there.

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