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ROBOCOP _ 2.12.14

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by BIV, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    I know there was already a thread, but it was shared with Red Dawn.

     
  2. WhiteHonkyDevil

    WhiteHonkyDevil El hombre de los moleculos!

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    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

    There is no Robocop without

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    Bitches leave.
     
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  3. DR. Jimcy M.E.

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    "Can you fly Bobby?"

    Best sci-fi movie of the 80s.
     
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    My dad let me watch the original when it came out on VHS, I was 5. I'll never forget watching that young executive get blown away by ED-209. That being said, I really hope they don't fuck this up.
     
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    Clarence "Red" Boddicker: one of the greatest movie badasses ever.
     
  7. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    I want to know how this will be more challenging and more human than the original, because I thought the first one had a pretty cool depth, and it definitely was about Murphy gaining/regaining his human.
     
  8. mascan42

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    Somebody completely missed the point of the original.
     
  9. DR. Jimcy M.E.

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    "I'D BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR! Ha Ha Ha!"
     
  10. Sunsetspawn

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    Oh fuck Hollywood
     
  11. madmaxey

    madmaxey T.F.W.O.

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    just gimme my fucking phone call......
     
  12. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    So this is actually happening



    But with a name like Omnicorp, I wonder how this guy would fair as the RC2000

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  13. Neon

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    Really, Omnicorp? I always liked the sound of OCP, personally. I guess everything evil has to be "something corp" these days...
     
  14. DR. Jimcy M.E.

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    They better not just go over the top with special effects. Half the robocop movie was the atmosphere of the crime ridden city and Murphy putting the piecies of his life into place. The drunk in the police station yelling "I AM A REPEAT OFFENDER, I REPEAT, I WILL OFFEND AGAIN!" and the chief saying "shut up asshole" was great. The commercial for "nuke-um" a battleship like game that you play with the family, the 6000-SUX, and of course "I'D BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR!" The former mayor taking the new mayor hostage and even the news anchors built an image of the world that most action/sci-fi movies rarely go into. The scene where Murphy goes back into his home and gets flashes of his old life is hard to top, the corporate struggle between dick jones and bob morton, Murphy being shot to death, Clarence motherfucking Boddicker, you can't top the original!

    I don't have high hopes for this.
     
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    original when it came out on VHS, I was 5. I'll never forget watching that young executive get blown away by ED-209. That being said, I really hope they don't fuck this up.[/QUOTE]

    I haven't seen the movie so I Googled this clip. This is a funny, (while imperfect) edit a guy made of the overkill of this machine. I found the edit funny and someone actually saying "call a paramedic".

    [video=youtube;G9IscZMYYw0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9IscZMYYw0[/video]
     
  16. fletcher

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    The beauty of the original Robocop and Robocop 2 (3 can go suck a bag of dicks) is that they are the from the height of the 80s shlock over the top violence era and they should be left alone. They were cheeseball flicks when they came out and there is no need to remake the robot cop movie.
     
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    Hey, if you let the mayor go now, we'll even throw in a Blaupunkt!
     
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    I haven't seen the movie so I Googled this clip. This is a funny, (while imperfect) edit a guy made of the overkill of this machine. I found the edit funny and someone actually saying "call a paramedic".

    [video=youtube;G9IscZMYYw0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9IscZMYYw0[/video][/QUOTE]

    I always thought it was funny that someone yelled "Don't touch him" twice
     
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    "Dammit, don't jerk me around. Nobody takes me seriously! Well get serious now, and kiss the Mayor's ass goodbye!"
     
  21. Radioguy

    Radioguy Having it my way since '98

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    The original was a cyberpunk Dirty Harry. It's a product of that era of film and can't be topped. The fact they are lifting the OCP logo and using virtually the same ED-209 mecha design makes it seem they're gonna try to just copy it. Already a bad move.
     
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    I haven't seen the original, but the logo is inconsequential, and there might have been more backlash for losing the mech than keeping it.

    If they were to, say, have a man who was dead and used as a completely empty vessel in place of the mech, it would turn into a computer villain in the vein of T2 rather than the ED 209 from Robocop.

    If the ED 209 is completely realistic, it'd be something on wheels or flying/hovering, and lose that human/animal element that makes it so scary. Having never seen the movie, that original mech, 3 decades later, is scary to me seeing it introduced in the clip, before it says anything or destroys that young go-getter.

    For me, I think the whole movie's outdated but can still be interesting in a comic book sense. For something that is to be more practical and even realistic (from what we foresee), I think the Deus Ex game that came out has a lot of great things to pull from it to make a screenplay.

    As I've said before, it all comes down to script, director and casting in descending order. Most reboots have terrible writing, some Paul W.S. Anderson motherfucker directing and usually miscast roles or amateur actors taking you out of the movie.
     
  23. MrAbovePar

    MrAbovePar En Taro Anthony

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    I don't like the overly transformeresque styling of the ED-209.

    The original ED-209 was perfect. The problem is one I often see when you have art students doing the work of engineers. They make it flashy and overstylized. The engineers look at it, strip the bullshit away and build what's practical. With CGI you skip that second step entirely. You can build whatever crazy fevered dream an art student comes up with. ED-209 was made for urban pacification. He was designed to take on humans with small arms. Designing him this way and then having him stand toe to toe with tanks is just ridiculous. He's so ornamental that he'll get taken out in no time.

    They should have hired an engineer from Raytheon or Lockheed and built a mock-up in the real world. Use that for most of the film. Lay off the ornamental poorly thought out CGI. Christ, you have a budget in the tens of millions. Spend at least a couple million on making good looking props.
     
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    I was always under the impression that the entire point of ED-209 in Robocop was that it was an incredibly impractically designed machine made by an evil corporation to look cool and menacing yet it is so poorly conceived it is defeated by simply climbing a flight of stairs.
     

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