2013-09-10

Robocop – Hows the Robo-Reboot Looking?

by Yo Snyder

Ah Robocop. I
remember being an eleven year-old who thought that was pretty much the coolest
thing I’d ever heard of. I begged my dad to take me to go see it, but it was
rated “R” (only for violence, I told
him) so that was a no go. Eventually I did see the movie, when I was older, and
while it was kind of cool, it wasn’t as cool as I was hoping, and far more
bloody and foul-mouthed than I was expecting. So, the recent reboot of Total Recall toned down the late eighties/early
nineties action movies’ tendency to indulge in excess, but somewhere along the
way it also lost some of the cheesy, whimsical charm of the original. With Robocop, I don’t know if it had any
whimsy, and I’m not sure if they’re toning it down, but there are a surprising
number of stars in it, and it’s still a cool concept, and while the suit is
more streamlined and “Apple-fied”, it’s still pretty sweet. Take a look at the
latest trailer and share what you think in the comments below.