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Robocop Remake - February 2014 - PG13 Rating Confirmed at ComicCon


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producers not keeping their fingers out of the pie, I guess.

there are several stories in the brazilian press about Padilha phoning to the director of The City of God about the difficulty of wrangling something worthful out of the producer's micromanaging claws

still looking forward to see it, though

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watched this last night - and while i was expecting it to be a mess, i was pleasntly surprised to find i enjoyed it. Anoyingly (and this has been voiced already) if the original movie have never been made, this version would actually have been classed as a decent movie, but under the shadow of the original(which is superior) it feels like its fighting an uphill battle.

which is a pitty as it was entertaining just not to the level of the original

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This film is odd. Takes itself too seriously to be an entertaining Robocop film, but doesn't do enough with its themes to work as a serious work of scifi. Not bad, although a failure for sure. It is a bit like the director's previous films in that it is kind of boring, with a lack of action, despite being an action film.

There is a film I would like in there, without the Robocop element.

This pretty much in better words than I can put it. Almost everyone I went with came out going "Not enough action"

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When I first saw the original Robocop I couldn't believe me eyes. It was like nothing I had seen before and I can still clearly remember the experience of seeing it at the odeon in Brighton (with my mum no less). It quickly became my favourite movie of all time. But as the 80s gave way the 90s I watched it less and less. As the 90s gave way to the 00s I didn't even bother getting it on DVD. It was simply, for me at least, a film too much of its time.

You should try watching it again. I saw it a year out so ago for the first time in well over a decade and thought it had aged really well.
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I loved it. Really really loved it. Saw it on massive Imax screen in Manchester. Maybe it was the big screen, maybe my expectations had been lowered enough, maybe it was just a treat to be watching a Robocop movie again, i don't know. But i walked out of the conema at the end absolutely buzzing and im going to see it this week at my local cinema.

Its just great fun, and i have no idea why the naysayers are saying it's a poor or average film.

The original is a classic, but as someone said already, this shouldnt be seen as a remake, its just a really good film with a robocop in it.

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It's a remake in the modern sense of the word, where it has the same title. Obviously it's a completely different story though. Remake used to mean stuff like The Man Who Knew Too Much, or Gus Van Sant's Psycho. Literally making it again. Could do with a new word for stuff like Robocop really. More of a reboot anyway though isn't it? Like Man of Steel. If that was called Superman it still wouldn't be a remake

Yay semantics!

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I still haven't seen this. I suggested it to friends and, as we'd all just rewatched the original and were talking about the sequels, it got confused with the idea of watching RoboCop 2.

So we watched RoboCop 2. My first time seeing it, as it happens, and it's better than I expected, but still a bit muddled. Half the time it doesn't know if it's a comedy (Robo getting reprogrammed to be non-violent), or an episode of Robot Chicken (pretty much all of Robo v Cain).

But I liked it anyhow.

Then we watched some of the fan remake, which veers in quality but the sexual assault scene is quite simply one of the most excruciatingly amazing things I've ever watched.

And then Android Cop. Which lasted twenty minutes and nobody wanted to watch any more.

Murphy will return in RoboCop 3, where we all lose the will to live. Only then may we actually get around to the new thing.

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With regards the reboot/remake thing, I think in many cases they can be both. There's a lot of loose definition involved in a remake, it isn't always a shot-to-shot copy or a straight story lift. If the original didn't have any sequels or other media, would we call the new one a reboot?

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I liked the interpretation of the Robocop character. The rest of the film built around it is watchable but underwhelming. For a remake of a film whose entire script has gone into legend, the dialogue here is all forgettable. Even

Samuel L Jackson's 'motherfucker'

failed to hit a home run in the cinema I was in.

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With regards the reboot/remake thing, I think in many cases they can be both. There's a lot of loose definition involved in a remake, it isn't always a shot-to-shot copy or a straight story lift. If the original didn't have any sequels or other media, would we call the new one a reboot?

Yeah I don't think reboot is the right word either, nor reimagining.

It's like "rebrand" but the other way round. Instead of giving the same thing a new brand, you're giving the same brand to a new thing.

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It seems like a Batman-type situation to me. Take a well-liked character and do a new interpretation. We might get another Joel Cinnamon Robo film in a couple of years, or we might get another stab at the character in 10.

It's a guaranteed geek sale. Who cares if it works or not?

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It's a remake in the modern sense of the word, where it has the same title. Obviously it's a completely different story though. Remake used to mean stuff like The Man Who Knew Too Much, or Gus Van Sant's Psycho. Literally making it again. Could do with a new word for stuff like Robocop really. More of a reboot anyway though isn't it? Like Man of Steel. If that was called Superman it still wouldn't be a remake

Yay semantics!

This is probably overly pedantic of me, but I think shot-for-shot remakes are the exception, and both modern and old remakes generally diverge from the original, i.e. Scarface 1932 / Scarface 1983, Seven Samurai / Magnificent Seven, Point Blank / Payback, I Spit On Your Grave / Holiday on the Buses etc. The GvS Psycho caused a furore when it came out, with monocles popping out all over the shop due to the sheer gall of this van Sant character literally remaking a film down to the finest detail.

The idea of the “re-imagining” as opposed to the “remake” only came about (IIRC) because of the Tim Burton remake of Planet of the Apes and the fact that Tim Burton is a twat and wanted to pretend he wasn’t remaking the film and invented a new word to disguise his crimes.

I can't remember off the top of my head when 'reboot' became popular - I seem to remember first hearing the concept when J Michael Straczynski suggested rebooting Star Trek in the nineties, but can't recall when someone first used it in terms of an actual thing.

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It seems like a Batman-type situation to me. Take a well-liked character and do a new interpretation. We might get another Joel Cinnamon Robo film in a couple of years, or we might get another stab at the character in 10.

It's a guaranteed geek sale. Who cares if it works or not?

Plenty of people care if it works or not. It introduces this generation to RoboCop as some bland, taser wielding man in a cheap batman suit. Sure, they can go back and watch the original but if they hate this they're probably not going to and it could tarnish they're thoughts on the RoboCop name.

However, if it did work it would make everyone happy.

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Plenty of people care if it works or not. It introduces this generation to RoboCop as some bland, taser wielding man in a cheap batman suit. Sure, they can go back and watch the original but if they hate this they're probably not going to and it could tarnish they're thoughts on the RoboCop name.

However, if it did work it would make everyone happy.

I'm cashing you out, Stigweard.

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This is probably overly pedantic of me, but I think shot-for-shot remakes are the exception, and both modern and old remakes generally diverge from the original, i.e. Scarface 1932 / Scarface 1983, Seven Samurai / Magnificent Seven, Point Blank / Payback, I Spit On Your Grave / Holiday on the Buses etc. The GvS Psycho caused a furore when it came out, with monocles popping out all over the shop due to the sheer gall of this van Sant character literally remaking a film down to the finest detail.

The idea of the “re-imagining” as opposed to the “remake” only came about (IIRC) because of the Tim Burton remake of Planet of the Apes and the fact that Tim Burton is a twat and wanted to pretend he wasn’t remaking the film and invented a new word to disguise his crimes.

I can't remember off the top of my head when 'reboot' became popular - I seem to remember first hearing the concept when J Michael Straczynski suggested rebooting Star Trek in the nineties, but can't recall when someone first used it in terms of an actual thing.

Casino Royale seemed to popularise the phrase. The makers had to be clear that the new Bond wasn't going to have any token nods to happenings in earlier films.

What was Batman Begins described as? It was certainly around those two films that the idea took off. They had to make a clean break after Batman & Robin and Die Another Die sullied their respecting franchises.

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Plenty of people care if it works or not. It introduces this generation to RoboCop as some bland, taser wielding man in a cheap batman suit. Sure, they can go back and watch the original but if they hate this they're probably not going to and it could tarnish they're thoughts on the RoboCop name.

However, if it did work it would make everyone happy.

I said this before but if any of them don't care enough about films to have not already seen Robocop then I doubt they would go search it out anyway, regardless of this version being good or not.

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