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New RoboCop TV Spots Highlight The Action And The Humanity

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After delays, angry fans of the original, and some promos that left us cringing in fear for what is in store for us, Jose Padilha’s RoboCop remake is almost here. With less than two weeks to go before we find out if this is a worthwhile revisiting of a modern classic or a complete pile of garbage, Sony has released another two TV spots, one domestic, one international.

This first new video definitely wants to highlight the action component of RoboCop. Let’s hope there’s more substance to this than just non-stop high-octane shootouts and robot fights. Though robots fighting robots is always a promising place to start, we’d like to see some actual character and story. That would be nice. From what we’ve seen, and what we know about the plot, we get the impression that this iteration of RoboCop is more human the first, more aware of who he was, and has more of a connection to his family. If nothing else, at least they’re trying to do something different. We’ll have to wait and see if it works out, but kudos for the attempt.

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RoboCop Remake Gets Some Crowd-Sourced And Home-Made Competition

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“Somewhere, there is a crime happening”

That snarky little dig at the upcoming high-profile remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 cult classic RoboCop kicks off the teaser video above for a project called, simply, Our RoboCop Remake. Not that RoboCop remake. Not the one with the dude from The Killing and the visor that won’t slip flip-flopping up and down and up and down and up and down. No, Our RoboCop Remake doesn’t need drones and black tactical armor and Michael Keaton. It just needs a brain trust of devout RoboCop fans and filmmakers on a mission to chop up Verhoeven’s film and have those pieces remade by a bunch of different people in a bunch of different ways.

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RoboCop Jumps Into Action In New Photos

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Drop it.In two weeks, the RoboCop remake will make its way into theaters across the country. Many of us are preparing by watching Paul Verhoeven’s original. It’s going to be hard for fans to separate the two movies, but the filmmakers and producers knew what they were getting into, and expect the comparisons. While the 1987 original is dark, gritty, and grimy, the new version looks slick and glossy, with a certain shine that is somewhat appealing. To get you ready for the remake, Sony released a ton of new images from the film that features the title character in action, as well as the film’s ensemble cast.

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RoboCop Concept Art Shows The RoboCar That Got Nixed From The Film

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RoboCop1RoboCop fans had a lot to say last year when pictures of Joel Kinnaman in the remake’s redesigned black armor first appeared online — most of it bad. But while the cracks about Robo raiding Batman’s wardrobe were entirely valid, the reboot did at least give Officer Murphy a new set of wheels in the form of a sleek black motorcycle. And while Paul Verhoeven’s original film has plenty of things to recommend it, Peter Weller’s RoboCop had to tool around Detroit in a lousy 1985 Ford Taurus. But did you know that he almost had his very own unique “TurboCar?” That may sound like something created to sell toys, but the original RoboCop really was set to give Murphy his own equivalent of the Batmobile, and you can see the final design for the vehicle above. Unfortunately, director Paul Verhoeven replaced the TurboCar with the generic Tauruses at the last minute. Why? Read on.

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Things To Come: Our Most Anticipated 2014 Sci-Fi Movies

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RoboCopRoboCop (February 12)
Like it or not, the RoboCop remake is actually happening. Originally slated to hit theaters last August, director Jose Padilha’s (Elite Squad) update has been postponed and pushed back multiple times, finally landing in the notorious cinematic dead zone that is early February. While that doesn’t bode well, the studio claims the delays had nothing to do with the quality of the film, but that they needed the extra time for some final tweaks. Reactions to clips and trailers have been mixed at best. On the other hand, early responses from those few people who have actually seen the movie have been far more positive than most of us expected.

Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 RoboCop is an ultra-violent, neo-noir classic. Though the remake tells the same basic story — in the future, Detroit is infested with crime, and when a cop named Alex Murphy is almost killed in the line of duty, an evil corporation brings him back as a cybernetic crime-fighting machine — Padhilha and company, including star Joel Kinnaman (The Killing), are at least trying to do something different.

An audience-friendly PG-13 rating means the violence won’t reach anywhere near the same highs as the original, but they’ve changed the central character as well. In the original, RoboCop only had a vague idea of his life before, shown mostly in dreams and flashbacks. This time around, however, the hero is much more human and self-aware. He knows who he was, as well as who he is. If this new movie is going to distinguish itself and stand on its own merits, this is where it has to happen. – Brent

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RoboCop Tussles With ED-209(s) In New Clip, Plus A New IMAX Poster

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During the doldrums of winter, there are not many high-quality movies opening in theaters. While we can still watch Academy Award-nominated movies such as Gravity, Her, American Hustle, and 12 Years a Slave in theaters, the new pickings are mighty slim. While Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit failed to hit the mark, the new RoboCop remake could be the first hit action blockbuster for the new year. With only a few weeks until it’s release, Sony is pushing RoboCop for a big opening weekend, releasing two new clips and an IMAX poster.