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Samuel L Jackson Finds Robocop Remake - 6/6/2012 11:40:13 PM   
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F**k This Movie - 6/6/2012 11:40:13 PM   
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Was awaiting this project for a long time coz I thought it would be a slightly rebooted sequel. But now I hear it's yet another flat-out remake of a great origin story. Another movie standing on the shoulders and giants and taking a piss.
Up yours, Hollywood. Seriously.

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"I'd buy THAT for a dollar!" (A dollar might ... - 7/6/2012 11:03:33 AM   
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They have to keep that satirical, punky edge that the original had (ultraviolence is optional). If they go all PC on that, this remake will be anaemic and forgettable (the all-star cast in this one is worrying). They've remade Paul Verhoeven's Total Recall and now Robocop, are Basic Instinct and Showgirls next?

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RE: "I'd buy THAT for a dollar!" (A dollar mi... - 7/6/2012 11:10:03 AM   
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ORIGINAL: BenTramer

They have to keep that satirical, punky edge that the original had (ultraviolence is optional). If they go all PC on that, this remake will be anaemic and forgettable (the all-star cast in this one is worrying). They've remade Paul Verhoeven's Total Recall and now Robocop, are Basic Instinct and Showgirls next?


With respect though, the new Total Recall film is NOT a remake of the 1990 movie. It is a 're-imagining' of the original Philip K. Dick story.

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RE: "I'd buy THAT for a dollar!" (A dollar mi... - 7/6/2012 11:41:26 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ED-209


quote:

ORIGINAL: BenTramer

They have to keep that satirical, punky edge that the original had (ultraviolence is optional). If they go all PC on that, this remake will be anaemic and forgettable (the all-star cast in this one is worrying). They've remade Paul Verhoeven's Total Recall and now Robocop, are Basic Instinct and Showgirls next?


With respect though, the new Total Recall film is NOT a remake of the 1990 movie. It is a 're-imagining' of the original Philip K. Dick story.


Yes, a re-imaging' that just happens to use the same title as the other film, rather than that of the original story.
If it looks like a remake, swims like a remake, and quacks like a remake...

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I give; I'm excited - 7/6/2012 12:23:58 PM   
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Gary Oldman, now Sam JAckson; this remake will not let me hate it!

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Remakes Are Nothing New - 7/6/2012 7:42:31 PM   
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Some of the all time greats from Hollywood's Golden Age were themselves re-makes - The Maltese Falcon, The Wizard of Oz, Ben-Hur. Some films and (iconic) characters get re-made (or "re-booted") again and again - Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Dracula. Then there's whatsisname? The one who dresses up like a bat...

Sure, most re-makes are unimaginative, creatively bankrupt rubbish, especially lately. But again, this is nothing new. Personally, I could probably do without a re-hash of Paul Verhoeven's satirical classic - the best Judge Dredd movie ever made! Or ever likely to be made. But Robocop is so of its time (the 80s) that maybe it is ripe for a remake. Provided it's just as savage towards, say, Fox NEWS and the bankers [sic] responsible for the credit crunch. Samuel L Jackson's casting as a TV mogul maybe suggests this.

But fresh take or cynical cash-in, good, bad or indifferent, I think I'll reserve judgement on the Robo re-boot till I've actually seen the damn thing. Despite my initial reservations (Colin Farrell is as sure a barometer of cinematic stench as Eric Idle and Dan Ackroyd!) Total Reboot is actually looking quite promising.

(What ish it with all the Verhoeven remakesh all of a shudden? The flying Dutchman'sh shuch a genuine one-off I think it'sh highly unlikely that anyone will be able to replicate his uniquely shavage shtyle, yesh...?)

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RE: Remakes Are Nothing New - 7/6/2012 8:50:48 PM   
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Warming to my theme, other remakes include: A Fistful of Dollars (Yojimbo); Star Wars (The Hidden Fortress); Reservoir Dogs is a virtual remake of several films at once (City on Fire, The Taking of Pelham 123 and The Killing); and according no less an infallible authority than the Motion Picture Academy, Martin Scorsese's best film is Raging Bull. Hang on a minute... That's not right.

Oh, and Taxi Driver is an urban remake of The Searchers. The same way Assault on Precinct 13 is an urban remake of Rio Bravo. Itself remade by Howard Hawks. Twice!

Then there's Alien (It! The Terror From Beyond Space); Aliens (Them!) and The Terminator - so similar to the Outer Limits episodes Soldier and Demon With A Glass Hand that Harlan Ellison sued. And won - subsequent releases of The Terminator forced to carry an onscreen acknowledgement of its inspirations.

And now that I think about it, Robocop is a high-tech "re-imagining" of Frankenstein with satirical bells and whistles and lashings of the old ultraviolence. And a blatant Dredd rip-off. Himself Dirty Harry relocated to the future. Do you feel lucky, creep?

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"Allow Me To Retort!" - 7/6/2012 9:17:23 PM   
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@ED-209 Bullshit. Every crappy remake is a "re-imagining" as they can't bring themselves to admit that they're copying a superior work and messing it up. I've seen the trailer for the Total Recall remake and they copy so many moments of the Verhoeven film, even the re-implantation chair Colin Farrell sits in is identical to the 1990 one. Thank you, Mr Nitpicker.

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RE: "Allow Me To Retort!" - 8/6/2012 12:06:53 AM   
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Even if Rebootcop sucks we'll still have the original, so what's the problem? It's not like they'll be rounding up everyone's DVDs and ritually burning them all in a giant wicker fanboy, is it? As for Total Rip-Off, I still think we should reserve judgement until we've actually seen it. Or at least until EMPIRE has seen it and overreact accordingly then...

(I would just like to say, officially and on the record, that however many stars EMPIRE ultimately awards Total Recall that it's an absolute outrage and everyone should be sacked. Worst. Review. EVER!!!!!!!!! Probably.)

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