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New RoboCop Trailer Lands
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07 November 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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When does artificial intelligence stop being a friend of humanity and start actively menacing it? How much authority can a law enforcer be given before corruption and fascism sets in? Neither of those Verhoeveny questions is answered by this new RoboCop trailer, but loads of stuff blows up and we're pretty much okay with that.

 

The new-look RoboCop finds us in the year 2028, with multinational conglomerate OmniCorp (look out for Michael Keaton as CEO Raymond Sellar) at the centre of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it.

When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice. Coming Soon has spotted a new poster with the man... well, robo-man, strutting his stuff.

Along with that and the trailer, Yahoo! Movies asked José Padilha, the film's director, to give a little context to his Robo-remake and explain how he's gone about bringing Paul Verhoeven's 1987 sci-fi ideas back to the screen.

"It's based on the original movie, which was ahead of its time both aesthetically and thematically," says Padilha, praising the prescience of Verhoeven's original. "We already have the drones and now we're going to have automated robots doing law enforcement and replacing soldiers on the battlefield. We had the chance to make this movie and talk about that."

Find out if the Brazilian director can bring similar satirical force to bear when RoboCop arrives in the UK on February 7.


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It looks good in its own right, but the morality and satire seems to be lacking. Ironically the humanity. Robocop endures because in many ways it is a tragic story. He gets vengence in the end but cannot go home again. Ever. He will never have the things a human has. Whether this will be part of the new film judging by the carnage and 3d crap here remains to be seen. Remember the new Total Recall? That was much in the same vein. That is NOT a good thing. More

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The cinema trailer did have a scene where his wife asked him to go see their son after he'd been cyborged... so i'd not worry too much about the humanity angle. More

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The silver suit at the end looks identical to 'training'/ post resurrection one. The theatrical trailer gives a better look at that scene.. soo, unless theirs some plot point to him reverting to the silver armor, pretty sure the final suit is the black armor. Was worried about them remaking Robocop, but these trailers are making it look better and better. More

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