In the age of remakes, reboots and franchises, there are constantly movies coming to the big screen that polarize audiences. There seems to be two schools of thought on the matter. One group is almost always excited about these projects, purely for the fact they’re going to get to see more of a franchise they love. The other group is almost always opposed, thinking that all a remake or another sequel can do is tarnish the legacy of the existing films they love.
As for me, I land somewhere in the middle. When it comes to certain films, I’m very, very opposed to a remake (see Jumanji and Point Break), but I’m certainly not against the idea as a whole. One project that I’ve kept an open mind about and found myself getting more excited for as its release approaches is José Padilha’s remake of the 1987 classic RoboCop.
While every reboot is polarizing, I think this is one you should be really excited for, as it has potential to bring new life to one of the most beloved sci-fi films. Because of this, I’ve followed the project since it was announced, and there are quite a few very good reasons that I have for looking forward to it.
In order to help those of you on the fence feel the same way, I’ve put together a list of six reasons why I think this remake has the potential to be something special.
So, without further ado, read on for six reasons why we can’t wait for RoboCop!