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.