Robocop dominated the 80s and tipping over into the 90s. He was the coolest cop on the big screen. Some people actually suggested this was the future we could expect from law enforcement. (The 80s were full of machines-taking-peoples-jobs type conspiracies). Now we find out among a number of projects we already heard about, Robocop is slated for a reboot.
A press release from MGM that lists a new “RoboCop” movie alongside upcoming franchise films already in development like “Quantum of Solace,” “The Thomas Crown Affair 2” (with “RoboCop” director Paul Verhoeven on board) and for some reason, “The Pink Panther 2” and 3.
Robocop was pretty damn cool in its day but frankly I think it cold benefit from a remake.
I just hope they retain much of the same humour and just offbeat reality that makes the Detroit of this indeterminate future acceptable. The ridiculous media commercials and standard 80s hints of the future (hologram ads everywhere) are much of what made Robocop cool. But it doesn’t hold up to the test of time.
This movie was super hot in its time. Everyone thought it was cool. Now we watch it tongue in cheek and mock Murphy’s monotone “You are Under arrest – creep”. Perhaps in a remake Robocop will have to do more than flee down a stairwell to avoid the nemisis’ mega robot. Ed-209 could take on an army, but not stairs.
I will buy that for a dollar!