Hulk's Thoughts: Robocop Trailer

Hulk am a little late on this topic, but it has been the subject of a lot of hype and a bit of controversy. Hulk am finally about to give some thoughts on the trailer for the new Robocop remake.

Now, Hulk had never seen the original Robocop, but Hulk am well aware of it. Hulk have heard that it is an iconic film, so many people love it, so inevitably, they're not sure about this. Will it be good, will it be bad? Well, Hulk think it could be good.

Hulk surprised they chose NOT to put in 3D and only put in IMAX. Robocop is too cool for 3D. Well, Hulk am interested to see how this remake plays out. People have been complaining about the black Robocop (not in race, in color of the suit). Well, Hulk don't mind it. Because, it kind of does look cool. Another thing is that people were upset about the PG-13 rating in contrast to the R-rating of the original. Well, just because it's PG-13 doesn't mean it'll suck. Lots of PG-13 movies rock (Jurassic Park, Spider-Man series, Avengers).

So, Hulk am interested in this. Hulk hope it's good, maybe it'll encourage Hulk to see the original, we'll see.

Now, Hulk want to hear from YOU!

What do you think of the new Robocop. You going to see it? Do you like the original?

22 Comments
23 Comments
Posted by mrdecepticonleader

The original is a truly remarkable film.

The remake just seems to have loads of flash and style and no substance.

You really should watch the original before this piece of tripe comes out.

Posted by Perethorn

This could be one of many cases when remake sucks

Edited by TheHulk

@mrdecepticonleader said:

The original is a truly remarkable film.

The remake just seems to have loads of flash and style and no substance.

You really should watch the original before this piece of tripe comes out.

Hulk will try to see it when Hulk can. But, Hulk wouldn't really call the remake tripe when it hasn't even come out yet. We don't know if it'll suck or not.

Posted by WarBlade539

I will admit, it looks pretty badass. I saw the original RoboCop when I was a kid. I loved it and the animated series. This remake could work, man. I know it's PG-13 and all but that doesn't mean it will suck. But I just can't get over that organic hand though.

Posted by WillPayton

Suit looks too rubbery, not enough like metal. The black color might work with the context of the film, but the rubbery look is just wrong for a guy who's a cyborg make of metal. The original got this right.

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Posted by mrdecepticonleader

@thehulk said:

@mrdecepticonleader said:

The original is a truly remarkable film.

The remake just seems to have loads of flash and style and no substance.

You really should watch the original before this piece of tripe comes out.

Hulk will try to see it when Hulk can. But, Hulk wouldn't really call the remake tripe when it hasn't even come out yet. We don't know if it'll suck or not.

The trailer really doesn't do itself any favours. Robocop alone I have issues from how he is portrayed to his design.

Edited by jwalser3

The original is a truly remarkable film.

The remake just seems to have loads of flash and style and no substance.

You really should watch the original before this piece of tripe comes out.

While I agree the original is amazing the trailer for the original is much like the new one. Having little substance and showing a lot of action scenes.

Edited by mrdecepticonleader

@jwalser3 said:

@mrdecepticonleader said:

The original is a truly remarkable film.

The remake just seems to have loads of flash and style and no substance.

You really should watch the original before this piece of tripe comes out.

While I agree the original is amazing the trailer for the original is much like the new one. Having little substance and showing a lot of action scenes.

Eh I wouldn't say it showed loads of action scenes. The new one just comes off as flashy.

Edited by jwalser3
Posted by henrik

A must see!

Posted by frogdog

@jwalser3 said:

@mrdecepticonleader: Yeah. Dredd was the same way, and that was amazing. At least IMO.

New Dredd wasn't PG rated and more true to the original source comics

This new robocop is just bland a remake in the same way, the total recall remake was.

Edited by mrdecepticonleader

@jwalser3 said:

@mrdecepticonleader: Yeah. Dredd was the same way, and that was amazing. At least IMO.

No it had substance, and felt right as a Dredd film. Loved how they never had him without his helmet on too.

Posted by isaac_clarke

The original is a truly remarkable film.

The remake just seems to have loads of flash and style and no substance.

You really should watch the original before this piece of tripe comes out.

I might actually debate that given the trailer's focus on the human element of this reboot. To an extent I feel that the older films kinda just glossed over what this films seems to be more focused on - Murphy's own humanity - before after the transition into Robocop. Understand what I might mean?

It will be a very different - given this one might take itself more seriously than the previous installments did with OCP-corps kind of commercialism on-roids approach - but who knows?

Posted by mrdecepticonleader

@mrdecepticonleader said:

The original is a truly remarkable film.

The remake just seems to have loads of flash and style and no substance.

You really should watch the original before this piece of tripe comes out.

I might actually debate that given the trailer's focus on the human element of this reboot. To an extent I feel that the older films kinda just glossed over what this films seems to be more focused on - Murphy's own humanity - before after the transition into Robocop. Understand what I might mean?

It will be a very different - given this one might take itself more seriously than the previous installments did with OCP-corps kind of commercialism on-roids approach - but who knows?

Its just in the original it focused on him struggling with loosing his humanity it, him trying not to loose what he once had, and maybe realizing that he would not be the same. It focused quite well on those elements. Better than what he may well do in this one since he seems to basically be himself. He doesn't seem to have that detached element that was present in the original which really helped with the story. The whole scene in the new trailer where his say they need to talk it just saturated that whole idea of him being out of touch from humanity.

I will mention his obvious origin on how he became him too and how that is different here. It just seems he was burnt by an explosion his face is in tact. Whilst in the original he was chewed to pieces by bullets. They only managed to salvage a few parts of him, most notably his brain. And the fact he does have his face intact in this one annoys me too.

This film feels more like a superhero film. Which is not a good thing-- for me anyway.

Posted by TheHulk

This film feels more like a superhero film. Which is not a good thing-- for me anyway.

Hulk always thought Robocop kind of WAS a superhero.

Posted by mrdecepticonleader

@thehulk said:
@mrdecepticonleader said:

This film feels more like a superhero film. Which is not a good thing-- for me anyway.

Hulk always thought Robocop kind of WAS a superhero.

I wouldn't call him a superhero.

Edited by isaac_clarke

@isaac_clarke said:

@mrdecepticonleader said:

The original is a truly remarkable film.

The remake just seems to have loads of flash and style and no substance.

You really should watch the original before this piece of tripe comes out.

I might actually debate that given the trailer's focus on the human element of this reboot. To an extent I feel that the older films kinda just glossed over what this films seems to be more focused on - Murphy's own humanity - before after the transition into Robocop. Understand what I might mean?

It will be a very different - given this one might take itself more seriously than the previous installments did with OCP-corps kind of commercialism on-roids approach - but who knows?

Its just in the original it focused on him struggling with loosing his humanity it, him trying not to loose what he once had, and maybe realizing that he would not be the same. It focused quite well on those elements. Better than what he may well do in this one since he seems to basically be himself. He doesn't seem to have that detached element that was present in the original which really helped with the story. The whole scene in the new trailer where his say they need to talk it just saturated that whole idea of him being out of touch from humanity.

I will mention his obvious origin on how he became him too and how that is different here. It just seems he was burnt by an explosion his face is in tact. Whilst in the original he was chewed to pieces by bullets. They only managed to salvage a few parts of him, most notably his brain. And the fact he does have his face intact in this one annoys me too.

This film feels more like a superhero film. Which is not a good thing-- for me anyway.

I honestly can't remember it being much of a struggle - his mind was wiped nearly clean at the start and gradually realized who he was with some help. Even then I don't remember it being central in the plot outside him gunning after the man who hurt him or the men that tried to control him. My memory could be off.

I just want him to lose the eye-brows. Well they actually saved a good chunk of the body - it's the choice of the man in charge to leave almost nothing but a torso / head (with tons of mechanical components).

Robocop was always a super-hero in the films - as the central protagonists with 'super' powers killing bad-guys. Albeit he's an anti-hero for the most part - but you get the idea.

Edited by russellmania77

Why even make a rant about this if u haven't seen the original

Posted by mrdecepticonleader

@mrdecepticonleader said:

@isaac_clarke said:

@mrdecepticonleader said:

The original is a truly remarkable film.

The remake just seems to have loads of flash and style and no substance.

You really should watch the original before this piece of tripe comes out.

I might actually debate that given the trailer's focus on the human element of this reboot. To an extent I feel that the older films kinda just glossed over what this films seems to be more focused on - Murphy's own humanity - before after the transition into Robocop. Understand what I might mean?

It will be a very different - given this one might take itself more seriously than the previous installments did with OCP-corps kind of commercialism on-roids approach - but who knows?

Its just in the original it focused on him struggling with loosing his humanity it, him trying not to loose what he once had, and maybe realizing that he would not be the same. It focused quite well on those elements. Better than what he may well do in this one since he seems to basically be himself. He doesn't seem to have that detached element that was present in the original which really helped with the story. The whole scene in the new trailer where his say they need to talk it just saturated that whole idea of him being out of touch from humanity.

I will mention his obvious origin on how he became him too and how that is different here. It just seems he was burnt by an explosion his face is in tact. Whilst in the original he was chewed to pieces by bullets. They only managed to salvage a few parts of him, most notably his brain. And the fact he does have his face intact in this one annoys me too.

This film feels more like a superhero film. Which is not a good thing-- for me anyway.

I honestly can't remember it being much of a struggle - his mind was wiped nearly clean at the start and gradually realized who he was with some help. Even then I don't remember it being central in the plot outside him gunning after the man who hurt him or the men that tried to control him. My memory could be off.

I just want him to lose the eye-brows. Well they actually saved a good chunk of the body - it's the choice of the man in charge to leave almost nothing but a torso / head (with tons of mechanical components).

Robocop was always a super-hero in the films - as the central protagonists with 'super' powers killing bad-guys. Albeit he's an anti-hero for the most part - but you get the idea.

It was the fact he was detached from his former life, when he goes back to his house and his memories start to come back. But in this one he just seems too human... And there were a few more instances like that too.

His head was actually not left in the original, its not his actual real face, they had one constructed so basically people could recognize that he a face, and for himself too, so if he looked at himself in the mirror he would have something to recognize. That is what I have heard people who worked on the film say, and if you actually look at his head unmasked it makes sense.

I wouldn't call him a superhero. You could always label him as one, but I don't think of him as one. Not in the traditional sense at least.

Posted by teddy_the_god_killer

The original was amazing, I remember seeing it as a youngster. It is a shame about the rating as the original was very very violent by the standards then but really gave it a strong storyline. Clarence Boddicker was insane. The suit looks a bit namby pamby. But the cast appears very strong. I just miss good ol' 18/R rated films...everything has to get pocket money out of kids these days.

Edited by nerdork

The original is a truly remarkable film.

The remake just seems to have loads of flash and style and no substance.

You really should watch the original before this piece of tripe comes out.

Agreed!

Posted by TheHulk

The original was amazing, I remember seeing it as a youngster. It is a shame about the rating as the original was very very violent by the standards then but really gave it a strong storyline. Clarence Boddicker was insane. The suit looks a bit namby pamby. But the cast appears very strong. I just miss good ol' 18/R rated films...everything has to get pocket money out of kids these days.

Well, what can Hulk tell you? They want to get more money, so they try to make it available to everybody.