The latest ‘RoboCop’ trailer is out and wow does it look amazing! I’ve been on the fence about the latest RoboCop since it was announced. Another franchise reboot? A new suit? How could this be going anywhere good? Of course that was before they announced the cast which is what first caught my attention. Following that was a picture of the new suit which felt to me like the Batman armor from the most recent Nolan trilogy meets the new armor worn by everyone’s favorite judge in ‘Dredd‘.
I was strangely OK with that too. The first and second trailers both had their high points but this is the one that truly stands out for me.
I don’t know if it’s the music setting the mood, the amazingly high impact action we see as RoboCop is doing battle (against ED 209 to boot!), or the humanizing moments of what kind of a life he has now. Whatever it was they did in this trailer it sold me.
I want to see the film on release weekend. It officially has caught my attention and is dragging me in. I honestly believe that José Padilha has put together something amazing with the film if this current trailer is any indiciation of the feel of the whole film.
In ‘RoboCop’, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.
So my half man and half machine loving friends. Have you been sold on the idea of the new ‘RoboCop’? Are you willing to give it a shot or do you hold true to my usual hate of remakes?
‘Robocop’ stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldmann, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Abbie Cornish and Jackie Earle Haley and will be in theaters on February 7th, 2014.