6 Reasons Why We Can’t Wait For RoboCop

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!

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  1. Phresh>-/osays:

    For me, nothing will top the original, & if I’m going to watch Robocop, then that’s the one I’ll be watching… there’s something about that gritty looking video age that doesn’t make it in movies today, & without that scene where Murphy’s hand gets shot off, there’s no way I feel as emotional for the character, hence I understand the new Robocop will be blown up by a car explosion so there will be no loss of his hand, in fact his hand is the only thing left on him that’s still human, besides his head… which loses way cool points for me already, but having said that, & I could go on, I will state that I look forward to the new consideration… also Michael Keaton is in it, so that makes me happy… there really is no comparison… (it’s not a decent comparison, but take the Total Recal reboot, it was okay, a good movie, yet if I’m going to watch Total Recal, I’ll be watching the original… the new version was a one time watcher for me… ) but I think this new Robocop will be worth watching more than once, just not like the original which was kind of before it’s time, & now that it’s time is here, I don’t know, won’t really until I see the movie, but by previews alone, it’s going to be far better than Total Recall & hopefully it will inspire younger movieites to check out the original which truly is a one of a kind movie experience, I’m honestly excited about this new version, it could be pretty cool, but we’ll see if… I’d by that for a dollar… or not… but I think it’s safe to say that regardless what you think or where you stand on reboots, if you like Robocop in any way, you’ll be seeing this movie, most likely in the theater, because these days it takes a lot for me to choose to pay & see a movie in the theater, & I think this one has what it takes… Freakie Deakie

  2. Ben Franksays:

    This is such a dumb article. The author was clearly never a fan of the original. The man inside the machine??? Why would you give a fuk about that? It wont addd anything to the story. The bottom line is that this reboot is shameless and. I mean having an explosion rather than guns being the cause of his wounds is fucking sacriligious, all for the sake of pg-13. I can’t wait to see this movie get panned

  3. Luis A Bernalsays:

    Can’t jump on board. RoboCop is a classic in excess. The violence was over the top and the story of a machine slowly discovering the real memories of his life as a husband and father was awesome. You see his transformation from man to machine and back to man. This new version he still has his memory and his family seems intact. That and the fact that the original was a hard R almost 3 decades ago and would still be today. The idea of a digitally heavy, watered down PG-13 version is insulting. That is two classic Paul Verhoeven Sci Fi classics neutered in less than two years. Sad. Total Recall was also remade into a forgettable PG-13 remake.

  4. KristianSsays:

    I also have no intrest in watching the new Robocop. I like what this writer is saying but when in it comes down to it, Robocop was a satire. Robocop was more than a point and shoot action hero because what he represents. To turn him into a cookie cutter action hero with a suit that looks like the recent Batsuit loses something in the character. The original was about power and money and what happens if we mix fancy machinery with Justice. It all came down to the clear fact that if you dont have the human element, then you dont have a clear right vs wrong, you just have control.

  5. Paddysays:

    I’ve seen the remake, it was released in Ireland on Fri 7th Feb. The suit does look good on screen, both the silver and black versions. The CGI in some scenes is impressive, in others it a bit crap, Joel is OK in the titular role as well. But sorry to disappoint the writer of this article, but Jay Baruchel is terrible in this. He isn’t interesting to watch on screen, and the two scenes where he tries to be the funny character fall completely flat. It’s not a bad film, It’s quite rushed and no characters get time to establish themselves before the story moves on to another scene. I would like a sequel but I hope that Padhila (if he is brought back) spends more time letting us get to know and like the characters instead of constantly pushing this “drones are going to be used in wars, think about that” message he was clearly forcing down our throats in almost every scene, so we never really got to see Lewis that much, or anything about the supposed bad guy Vallon.

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