Saturday, September 07, 2013

DEAD OR ALIVE, YOU'RE COMING WITH ME The First Trailer For The New Robocop

It's about damn time. The first trailer for Sony's remake of RoboCop has finally arrived. Net feedback is already divided but hey, I'm likin' what I see so far. The original, which is one of my favourite films of all time, gets homaged just enough to form a legacy, while still taking on enough new to be exciting.

One change rubs my undies the wrong way, but hey for now I'm just excited to see where it goes. Joel Kinnaman does a decent job as Alex Murphy, Michael Keaton is brilliant in the CEO spot and I mean, when isn't Samuel L. Jackson or Gary Oldman great in anything they touch?


Quite chunky for a first trailer isn't it? Also on Apple in HD, I dig that they explain the change from grey Robo to black. Plus with an open date of February 7 2014, you can fork out to see it four or five times, before you have to worry about buying flowers and chocs on Valentines Day. Bonus!

 What did you think? 

11 comments:

  1. I'm curious what you don't like about it Dan, as it looks rally good to me so far. Even caught the homage you mentioned.

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  2. Don't get me wrong Dale I love it, just the gang massacre of Murphy in the original really set the tone for the kind of criminals Detroit faced and how unequipped the police force was to deal with them. To replace that with a car bombing just seems a bit too bright, simplified and faceless, but again it's just the trailer and more elaboration will probably follow :)

    Glad you liked it too!

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  3. Yeah, I'd love to see the story set up behind that. It looks beautiful. It sounds great. "Dead or alive, you're coming with me." The true test? Will a ROM comic be on the magazine stand at the gas station. :) That'll make it perfect.

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  4. Im not a fan of reboots but this is worth booking a ticket or two; of all the rebooted properties I think Robocop has the most leeway to be reinvented and refreshed for a new era.

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  5. Thanks guys, I think so too Karl and this trailer looks just the ticket huh?

    Random - I'd like to just see a spinner rack again. Those things are all to sadly an endangered species these days!

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  6. Dan, they've still got them at our library, but they don't put comics in them. They keep the romance novels there. :(

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  7. Rommance novels? Piff! Mills and Boon has much to answer for.

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  8. blech! this looks awful to me. it has box office bomb written all over it already. it reminds me too much of all the other Robocop spin off stuff they tried to do after the original movie that was at best a pale shadow of the movie that launched it all. if there was some sort of ROM comic cameo in it that would probably be the best part of the movie for me.

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  9. Thanks for the comments Dave! Samuel L Jackson must be the most booked actor in Hollywood. If I was him I'd be prone to getting my lines confused and spouting Nick Fury quotes in this role. Nick Fury and RoboCop - now there's a team-up!

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  10. Sam L, in his role as whoever for the new remake would slip up and all like "Say what again motherfucker! I dare you! Say what one more motherfucking time!" Oh I'm sorry Tony, what were you babbling about again?";)

    No, I don't care for the car bombing aspect either. Like you said, that scene where the crooks kill Murphy, and the graphic-ness of such a scene really was iconic and as you pointed out, really did set the tone for the rest of the movie. Unlike The Ben Affleck bullshit, I'll wait until I see this to reserve judgement, but it looks good so far. Damn good!

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  11. True Dale! Or he'd walk up to to RoboCop and go 'Now you're one charming motherfu%&kn pig. You're atleast ten times more charming then that Arnold on Green Acres' or 'What? 'What' ain't no country I ever heard of. Do they speak English in 'What'?'

    So many great lines, so many possibilities.

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