Robocop

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There’s a scene at the beginning of Chappie where South Africa’s fleet of robotic police man chase a group of silly looking gangstas through the freeways of Johannesburg, culminating in a brutally violent gunfight that highlights the viciousness of crime in a world requiring robot cops. In that moment, you think to yourself, didn’t they already remake RoboCop? Sadly, the comparisons between Neill Blomkamp‘s 2015 film, and Paul Verhoeven‘s 1987 classic don’t end there as Chappie tackles corporate corruption, greed, violence, and the eternal question of what makes a man a man, is the soul a quality of the organic, or is it something even a machine can obtain? (more…)

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The RoboCop remake is finally making its way to DVD and Blu-ray, and the city of Detroit (ever proud of their metal icon) has decided to celebrate in some rather unique ways. They’ve been working on a RoboCop statue to grace their city, but it looks like that has been put on hold for a bit. Instead, they’ll be having the mechanical police officer throw out the first pitch at the Tigers vs. Blue Jays game today. (more…)

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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…)

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I guess the makers of the new RoboCop wanted to make sure they got our attention back after the orgy of nerd-centric trailers during last night’s Super Bowl. The new TV spot for the José Padilha film highlights the crime-filled world that the new RoboCop (played by Joel Kinnaman) will have to play in; which really looks more like an action movie war zone than anything tangibly real… Okay, let’s relax. We haven’t seen the finished movie yet, so let’s not get too far into the armchair quarterbacking. As for the ad itself, check it out for yourself below. (more…)

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The release of the new Robocop reboot is almost upon us, and with it comes the last-minute marketing barrage. While most of what we’ve seen hasn’t been too impressive, making the new flick seem like just another action film that recycles an old property, the latest featurette focuses not on the man-machine that is the movie’s hero, but instead takes a look at the all-star cast in place to support the main player. Check out what is probably the best look at Robocop out there so far in the video below: (more…)

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Yesterday the folks at MGM brought us the first official trailer for the upcoming Robocop remake.  Unfortunately, it was little more than the titular character shooting things and, in my opinion, looked pretty mediocre.  Today, however, they’ve dropped the second TV spot, this one concentrating a bit more on what we can expect from the movie plot-wise.  And while much of it looks the same as the first flick, we do at least get more information and thus can make a more informed decision about whether to go see the damned thing or not.  Oh, and we actually get a look at the classic, grey Robocop design!  Check it out below. (more…)

Watch Murphy Shoot Bullets in New ‘Robocop’ Clip

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There are many out there with mixed feelings regarding the upcoming Robocop reboot.  And, of course, there are others that are screaming bloody murder about the whole affair.  But in order to judge a movie recipe, you must first have a taste of it.  So the powers-that-be have, with just a few short weeks before release, decided to grace us with a clip from the movie.  Check out Robo-Murphy shooting his guns at robot enemies during his field test in the video below. (more…)

our robocop remake

Every fan of the original Robocop knows by now that there is a new incarnation coming to the big screen in just a few short weeks. Like it or not, you can expect another ride through the world of Robocop, this time with fancy special effects and bigger-named actors. But some fans decided that a serious remake just wasn’t enough. In the same vein as Star Wars Uncut (which you should definitely watch if you haven’t already), they’ve brought together dozens of fans, each filming their own little bit of the movie in their own unique way.  Check out the trailer for Our Robocop Remake below:  (more…)

RoboCop Trailer Madness!

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Jose Padilha‘s long delayed RoboCop reboot starring Joel Kinnaman as the eponymous law-enforcing cyborg is shaping up to be the first big Nerd Cinema feeding frenzy of 2014.  And today, we’ve got a total of FOUR Robo-Adverts that should give you a good indication as to why (trailers start after the jump).  (more…)