What do you think ?
I get the Iron Man and Batman comments but we shouldn't forget video games as an inspiration for this new look, a la Mass Effect 2 and Metal Gear Solid:
I really don't mind the concept look of the new RoboCop. Just needs a bit more detail (though I'm guessing what we're looking at is an early phase look, maybe his test trials before all the bells and whistles are added).
People should remember that though his name is RoboCop......he's not a robot. He's a cyborg. He's meant to look and move more like a human being than a robot.
Our ideas of how a cyborg would move has also changed significantly since 1987. Movies, tv, video games, and books have all painted a new picture of cyborg's that showcases their mimicry of the human form as well as more fluid movement.
What Peter Weller and the stunt people did in 1987 with the stiff walking, twists, and 90 degree movements was fantastic. But lets be honest..........its not what modern audiences would want to see. They are too used to the modern depiction of robotics and cyborgs, seeing movies like A.I., I,Robot, the Star Wars prequels, and the new Total Recall (yeah, not great movies overall but go with it) and the life-like depiction these films bring has turned them off to the type of movement old moviegoers were used to seeing (not that real life cyborgs weren't seen before this like in 1982's Blade Runner).
Looks like the "Dark Knight" suit without a cape!....Right now I'm kinda "meh" about this whole thing. Seeing a trailer with Robocop in motion and how they make him move, will seal the deal for me personally whether if I'm going to give this a chance or not.