Cult Film, TV, Geek Art
The original was pretty close to perfect in my mind. This remake has some huge metal boots to fill, and the trailer really hasn’t convinced me that it’s worthy. It looks glossy but forgettable. I’ll keep an open mind though. I like the director José Padilha’s Elite Squad movies, so maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Cast: Joel Kinnaman (The Killing), Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael K. Williams (Omar from The Wire!), Miguel Ferrer (the original Bob Morton), Jackie Earle Haley, Jay Baruchel…
In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.
What do you guys think? Would you buy that for a dollar?