Don’t hate RoboCop because it’s a remake of a beloved sci-fi classic, hate it because it’s a tepid and blandish spin on the original film that thinks the best way to re-energize the concept it to go all the places that first one didn’t. Sometimes you do get it right the first time, and sometimes doing things because you can isn’t really a good enough reason for you to go through with it. Having said that, there are some interesting ideas in the new 2014 RoboCop, and some very interesting actors who try to realize them, but essentially this new Cop is a B-effort for a C-movie. (more…)
While making the publicity rounds for José Padilha‘s RoboCop Reboot, Gary Oldman was asked if there was any chance he might join the Star Wars Franchise. You’re gonna love his answer. (more…)
The other day we had a teaser, now we’ve got the first full trailer for director Matt Reeves‘ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Get your first look at these damn dirty apes. You can bet they’re not just gonna throw feces at each other. (more…)
I can’t wait to get my Monkey-On! There’s four new posters out for director Matt Reeves‘ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes that give us a close, much closer than I would ever want to get to those chemically altered intelligent apes, look at what we can expect in the sequel. (more…)
Thanksgiving has wrapped up, you’ve said goodbye to all your guests and put those that were in no condition to drive in a cab or in a guest bedroom for the night. You’ve put the last of the left overs in the fridge, but don’t get maudlin about how wrong the day went. You’re not alone. Just look at how things went when the Justice League sat down for a Thanksgiving dinner. (more…)
The international trailer for José Padilha‘s Robocop reboot has hit the Internet and it’s aiming straight at the heart of the story while using both hands to tug at your heart-strings. (more…)
The second trailer for Jose Padilha‘s RoboCop reboot has hit the Internet. All those folks that were so upset when the reboot was announced might have to un-bunch those panties. This trailer looks fantastic! (more…)
So we got the trailer for the RoboCop remake last week, and if it taught us anything it’s that the original Paul Verhoeven movie was so perfect that the only way they could remake it in any kind of original way was to do all the things the original movie didn’t, like involve Alex Murphy’s wife, and make Murphy self-aware about being RoboCop, and saving one of Murphy’s arms…
It looks like the one thing they kept though was the catchphrase, “Your move.” Of course, since this is the remake, they dropped the “creep” because that would be too obvious that this is a remake. But hey, RoboCop is black now so these are clearly inspired thinkers behind the film.
By the way, here’s the new poster for RoboCop 2.0-why bother courtesy of The Film Stage,
The first trailer for director Jose Padilha‘s reboot of the much beloved Robocop franchise has finally hit the Internet, now we just need to see how hard the Internet hits back. I’m truly conflicted when it comes to rebooting the Robocop franchise, the first movie has always been a favorite of mine. Will it stay true to the roots of the character or just change everything? If it does change significant aspects, will it still be good or just another mess like Total Recall?
The cast looks great on paper, in fact it blows away a point by point comparison with the original cast. The only questionable casting is the lead Joel Kinnaman. I just don’t know his work well enough to have confidence in his carrying this movie. The rest of this cast is a slam dunk, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman is a grouping that inspires confidence and trust. How Padilha puts it all together could be the tipping factor.
Take a look at the trailer and then let’s talk about what we’ve just seen.
Hmm, I find myself liking the look of the sets and effects shown so far. Oldman’s line about “the illusion of freewill” is an interesting take that I look forward to seeing more about. It looks like in this version the wife is the one that makes the decision to allow the OmniCorp to put Murphy into the Robocop program. Will Murphy know about his family at that point or have to discover it like the original.
Seeing Jackie Earle Haley toward the end was great. His role as Maddox should be fantastic, I’ve always loved his work.
Well, what did you think? Are you more open to this reboot or did this trailer just set your disillusions in concrete? Will this movie do better than Dredd?
Robocop hits the big screen on February 7th.
Via: Quiet Earth