I Don't Know Any Robocop Quotes To Make A Clever Headline With

I'm going to admit something here that might make me unpopular: I don't like Robocop. The original, I mean, not the remake, for which the first trailer has just been released, and therefore I am incapable of having an opinion on. The original Peter Weller "classic," whose appeal I've just never understood. It has the Paul Verhoeven trademark lack of subtly, but for whatever reasons, the uberviolence, over acting and social metaphor TO THE XTREME that I enjoy in Total Recall and Starship Troopers just doesn't grab me with Murphy's tale of transformation.

Meanwhile, we have this trailer for a remake that will most likely fall squarely in to the "unnecessary" category. The trailer gives away the entire film, so I have to wonder if there will be much point in seeing it at all come February. I will say, I appreciate that Murphy's wife and his former life seem to be a much large plot point in this film. And it boasts an impressive cast, including Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman and Jackie Earle Haley, each of whom it should be said, can overact with the best of them when given the "right" material.

All that being said, a February release date does not inspire confidence.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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