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Robocop Remake - February 2014 - PG13 Rating Confirmed at ComicCon


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Phill Tippet did ED-209 right? The man's a fucking legend. Also responsible for the AT-AT's, AT-ST's, Taun-Tauns, Wampa and Rancor in the Star Wars OT, some of the dino's in Jurassic Park and the bugs in Starship Troopers. Oh yeah, and the Reapers in Blade II.

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Phill Tippet did ED-209 right? The man's a fucking legend. Also responsible for the AT-AT's, AT-ST's, Taun-Tauns, Wampa and Rancor in the Star Wars OT, some of the dino's in Jurassic Park and the bugs in Starship Troopers. Oh yeah, and the Reapers in Blade II.

And don't forget, one of my personal favourites, the dragon in 'DragonSlayer'. Still the best movie dragon ever, if you ask me.

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Stop motion ED-209 is absolutely prefect. End of story.

I agree. At first I liked CGI and what it could do, but now I prefer the old methods; they just feel more solid, more mechanical, and when you're talking about ED-209, that can only be a good thing. If nothing else, there's more artistry to appreciate. 90% of CGI leaves me underwehelmed. The Star Wars prequels look like nothing more than the modern equivalent of the old Saturday morning matinees Episode 4 was meant to render obsolete. Puppet Yoda still rules, even though it would have been next to impossible to do his fight in AOTC, which was quite a twattish thing to do, apart from getting a cheap laugh, anyway.

What, are they going to make a CGI ED-209 do? A tap dance? You don't need CGI robots. It would take away the essence of the machine.

As well as ED-209, Peter Weller was also perfect. I'm sure other actors could be perfect too, but all Weller's successors so far have just looked like someone in Robocop fancy dress. They didn't move right, they didn't act right, Weller did.

That's me done. Your move, creep.

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In theory, the stop-motion ED209 should look as unconvincing as a CGI one, as both effects are composited in afterwards, meaning there is nothing for the actors to react to. But it's the staccato, awkward motions that really give ED209 his menacing appeal. CGI is just too smooth, too perfect.

Also, you can bet that if they made it again today, they wouldn't use an in-camera model, instead putting in CGI version into every shot, and having it do 'cute' things like examine it's guns or waggle its toes, drawing attention to itself at every opportunity like the very worst extra.

Yes, it's very obvious when you're watching the stop-motion version of ED209, but it looks fucking great! I expect it to become THE hot military product for the next decade.

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no no no - it MOVES menacingly enough, but are you seriously telling me that the way it looks on the screen couldn't be improved? it looks like a completely different resolution to what's happening around it at times.

What kind of question is that? Why wwould you even want to 'improve' on something that was absolutely perfect at the time?

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"What's the time? .......... 6 15.........."

Death and resurrection from a 1st person view, this film is so good.

Yeah, I love that bit. I love the raster filter on all the first person shots - gives the film a unique, futuristic look.

Played the arcade game again on MAME the other day - what a classic! Managed to get up to the ball and chain thing in the junkyard on one credit. Was quite pleased with that.

Lose the arm.

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Clarence! You got a new toy!

Can I Play?

Remaking Robocop would be wacker than making a textile based puppet version for the CBBC channel. Or further still, remaking the ITV edit and releasing that in the cinema. (Someone must have that version on the net somewhere). A CGI fest just wouldn't stand up.

I'm so glad that everyone else remembers the same bits in robocop, especially Dick Jones' go-go gadget arms, the brilliant little media skits (Nukem!), the soundbites, and the fact that he needs about 30 seconds to 'boot up', a bit like the Terminator.

Paul Verhoeven = genius, and coined the phrase "The robot American Jesus" with respect to robocop. How can you argue with that?

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