I want the Jose Padilha’s remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 sci-fi noir classic RoboCop to be good, I really, really do. I want to give the film the benefit of the doubt, but they’re not making that a particularly easy feat to accomplish. The fact that the studio is dumping the picture in early February, a notorious dead zone as far a quality movies are concerned, doesn’t exactly inspire confidence, and nothing we’ve seen so far—neither that trailer nor this new poster—has done anything to change that.
The image on this poster is pretty standard stuff. Almost any time that a movie features a solitary hero there’s at least one poster that takes this approach, where a torso-to-head shot of said protagonist takes up the vast majority of the frame. It’s a generic attempt, one that is not particularly interesting. And the stark white background also makes sure to highlight that they changed the color of RoboCop’s suit. Now he’s black instead of silver, in case you didn’t know. Am I the only one who thinks this is what it would look like if KITT from Knightrider came to life?