I’ll be the first to admit that, while I am frequently in awe at the talents of the dedicated, passionate cosplayers of the world, I wouldn’t know the first thing about how to go about the hobby myself. There’s a reason I often default to “Arthur Dent” for Halloween, because it involves putting on a bathrobe, grabbing a towel, and maybe writing the words “Don’t Panic” on my iPad cover. But if you’d asked me to name ten different materials that would be helpful in creating impressive costumes, I’m pretty sure none of my guesses would have been “cardboard.” Shows what I know. Check out a damned impressive bit of RoboCop cosplay in the video above, made up pretty much entirely out of cardboard.
Our website may imply that all we care about are robots of a great size, or ones that do some specific task, like playing music while looking like a Hellraiser villain. But we are just as interested in robots that are tiny, and it doesn’t even have to be all of the robot. It could just be a head, painted on a coin. If that sounds oddly specific, check out the photo above to see that such a coin does in fact exist. This one bears the iconic image of RoboCop lovingly plastered on its face. I’m not sure if you could legally spend this in a store, but you could probably legally avenge your death with it.
This collection coin art, dubbed Tales You Lose, comes to us from Brazilian designer Andre Levy, currently based in Frankfort, Germany. The “About” section of the Facebook page is pretty genius: “Coins are actually massively-reproduced little sculptures. This project brings individual character to each replica, and makes us think: Are we able to like one cent more than others, just by injecting new stories in it? Those are the Tales You Lose.”
Who can escape from the allure of pitting two enhanced law enforcement officers against each other? While the new RoboCop remake won’t open in theaters until 2014, it’s never too early to ask who is better at the job of upholding the law: RoboCop or Judge Dredd? One of the producers of last year’s underrated Dredd had the opportunity to chime in on the subject, and his answer might surprise you.
Producer Adi Shankar answered the question about the futuristic law enforcers on Quora.com. Obviously both police officers have their advantages and disadvantages. For a moment it seems like Shankar might give the edge to RoboCop as an officer who can be upgraded and doesn’t feel pain, the producer ultimately gives the title to Dredd because he has to put up with more psychopaths and demons. Shankar says:
Dredd would be most effective against a metahuman/extraterrestrial/demonic/demi-god since in theory he has an army of judges at his disposal and has proven himself against demons (Judge Death). Dredd would also be most effective against the crazy serial killer criminal, since a. most of his rogue gallery consists of borderline psychopaths and b. his moral compass and demeanor is in a similar vein of the likes of Frank Castle aka The Punisher, Bruce Wayne aka Batman, and Eddie Brock aka Venom.
With the release of the RoboCop remake just a few months away, Sony is testing the waters, screening the film for test audiences. While the first teaser trailer almost shut down the Internet with negative reactions, it appears the film may be much better that the trailer suggests.
The people at Comic Book Movie posted a spoiler-free early reaction to RoboCop. A contributor, who watched the film (an unfinished version), reacts to the new film, while comparing it to Paul Verhoeven’s original. It seems like director Jose Padilha’s RoboCop has a complex social and political subtext, but one that is just different than the original. An action-packed, exciting experience, the update takes a different approach to the Alex Muprhy/RoboCop character. The audience member writes:
This film does not have the hyper-violence of the original, nor the comedic quotability of the Verheoven classic. It won’t replace the 1989 film, and GUESS WHAT: It doesn’t try to. It’s a new interpretation of the character that is faithful to the essence of what the original concept of the character was.
This “reboot” (and I really hate to label this as such) is a sophisticated take on the story of Alex Murphy. What GORE this movie lacks in it’s PG13-Rating, it more than compensates in substance over style. This is a much, much more psychological version in which emotional acting and intelligent writing takes priority over realistically brutal executions.
Today I find myself torn on a very serious issue: what’s more awesome, Robocop’s helmet or Kiera Cameron’s cellular memory review (CMR) body suit? The easy answer’s a cheat: obviously, you’d combine them both. And in a way, someone has.
University of New South Wales industrial design student Alfred Boyadgis has just completed one of the coolest final projects ever—a futuristic police helmet. It doesn’t just protect their noggins from motorcycle accidents, but more along the lines of Agent Cameron’s high-tech body suit in that it provides a bunch of pertinent information for the wearer.