This is the worst redesign since , Clooney's Batman.
'Robocop' Gets A Brand New Look
Look how they try to make everything futuristic. They are trying way to hard. Given, this is the future to some of us older guys and it's been a real disapointment. Hell, stuff like Time Cop looks better than this even with it's ridiculous self-driving cars.
The cars in Demolition Man were more believable.
I haven't even mentioned the suit.
@supermanfan122508: the original suit was cool but it had to be updated for this era. Im really liking the new one. It makes me think of the future possibilities compared to the old on. I guess it was more about the fact that he was still human on the inside while this one make me think he is much more robot then human
While I'm glad that they didn't simply rehash the classic Robocop armor, I'm not crazy about the monochromatic tones of the new.
It'd be nice to have another color on there besides just black. He's a police officer, after all, not Batman.
@theTimeStreamer: Those were the words I was trying to find inside my head, this costume is good looking, modern and seems functional enough, but it's to generic there are no identifiable elements, at least classic helmet should make a presence.
I'm likin' the suit. Don't know how good the actual movie will be [or how it will stack up as a remake], but at least the costume will be alright. It could definitely be worse. I just don't understand why they're making all of these 80s remakes though... Total Recall, Judge Dredd, Robocop. And, yes, they are also remaking Red Dawn. A trailer that looks so terrible it made me cry [on the inside]. I'll reserve my judgement on this movie until I see a commercial...
I loved the original!!! I don't care how the suit looks! I'm just so happy that they've been remaking the stuff I watched and loved when I was a kid like Total Recall...I wish they will remake the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!!!
"The only true tradition is change". Heard this when I was in college after a very unpopular change was made in my school (which ended up actually being highly received in retrospect) during a Q&A session between the student body and the school administration. The quote from the administrator really stuck with me as I've gone through my career because I've noticed at every step along the way how a lack of change severely hampers success and the ability to adapt to new problems.
So what does this have to do with the new RoboCop look........you can't recapture success. The new RoboCop movie can't stand on the popularity of its predecessors and one of the reasons why the first film was so popular (among many) was the iconic look of the suit. It was shiny, tough, chrome.....it looked like a Detroit built car. It was iconic 80's.
Its not the 80's anymore. Actually, as a quick question.........how many people in this thread even remember the 80's? I mean really remember. Like, actually saw the first RoboCop in theaters and not on VHS or on tv years later. Just wondering considering most of the students I teach at a college university right now were born in '92 or later.
But anyways, back to the armor. It fits for the modern moviegoer. I'm just a bit surprised there isn't more detail. Even though the original look is certaintly dated, it had amazing detail on it from car-like lines and gears to just little nicks and dents. Also, the initial poster seems to imply more detail as well like the red lines next to the RoboCop logo.
So I'm wondering if this is the RoboCop v1.0 suit that we are seeing. Basically the prototype suit that is testing out all the systems and such (also possibly explaining why he still has a human right hand other than the actor not putting one glove on) and that the final suit (RoboCop v2.0) will have a greater amount of detail and small touches. With just a little more detail I think the suit will fit a modern interpretation perfectly.
Can't wait for the first trailer during this holiday season.
I've never seen the original Robocop movie but this looks like it might be a good movie for the family to enjoy. It can't be any worse then Hasbro/Paramount's GI Joe movie.
For the whole family? No way!
If this were turned into a PG-13 family action fun film, it would be like turning Shakerspeare's Julius Caesar into a romantic teen comedy.
I know its hard to believe for some people, Robocop (well, the original one anyway) may look goofy, but Verhoeven had some political and social commentary he wanted to convey... and he did it in a most bloody and violent fashion.
"While over-the-top and gory, RoboCop is also a surprisingly smart sci-fi flick that uses ultraviolence to disguise its satire of American culture"
"RoboCop includes themes regarding the media, resurrection, gentrification, corruption, privatization, capitalism, masculinity, identity and human nature. It received positive reviews and was cited as one of the best films of 1987"
If the remake contains none of these things and is some watered-down summer schlock, then its a complete waste.
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