TV & FILM
bill-swift - November 8, 2013
As a rule, remakes suck. This seems to be especially true for remakes of 80's action films. That said, based on the second trailer for the upcoming Robocop remake, maybe, just maybe, it won't be a horrible train wreck.
In the new clip, we see that countries around the world have been subdued through the use of the U.S. military's robotic soldiers. But in the US, the public isn't too keen on letting killer robots roam the streets. In the interest of assuaging public fears (and making billions in the process), the company behind the robots (OmniCorp) uses a nearly-dead police officer to create a cyborg the public can trust. And I'm sure nothing goes wrong.
It's nice to see that the satirical tone of the original film seems to be intact, and the cast (Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, and even Michael K. Williams) is top notch. Here's hoping Robocop breaks the recent trend of boring, pointless remakes.