New ROBOCOP Featurette; Man And Machine

In part one of this all new featurette for the upcoming RoboCop reboot, the director José Padilha as well as cast members talk about how realistic the film is with today's technology, but at the same time, still adding the sci-fi element to it. Take a look after the Jump!

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In RoboCop, the year is 2028 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 (Kinnaman) 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.



RoboCop was directed by Jose Padilha and stars Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) in the lead role of Alex Murphy/Robocop. The film also features: Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel and Abbie Cornish. Dead or alive, the film will hit theaters February 12th, 2014.
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jimoakley666 - 2/3/2014, 12:55 PM
I'm really looking forward to seeing this on Friday.
DestroyerofHaters - 2/3/2014, 1:09 PM
Haters will always hate, and even I was skeptical. But the more I see the more this seems to be proving it doesn't need to R to represent Robocop right.
AgentEX - 2/3/2014, 1:20 PM
Every review I've seen (small sites/blogs) has been positive. Averaging a 3.5/4 out of 5. I can't wait.
HavocPrime - 2/3/2014, 1:26 PM
Thinking on going to see it on Friday
Chewtoy - 2/3/2014, 1:29 PM
I'm surprised there aren't more reviews available for this one, since it opened last weekend in some parts of the world.
giannis - 2/3/2014, 1:31 PM
I'm going to watch it this Thursday.
DrunkenNukem - 2/3/2014, 1:47 PM
mmmmm..no..still no
shadearts - 2/3/2014, 2:03 PM
I will watch it but i still prefer the Metal/black look the all black look looks like plastic it makes Robocop look like something else bad choice one there part
TheFox - 2/3/2014, 2:33 PM
Huh.

Okay, I'll admit-- even though I've been feeling pretty put off by this film for the past couple of months, this featurette has actually stricken up a small spark of hope in my heart. 'Cause RoboCop was always more than just an (admittedly fantastic) '80s action movie-- it was an existential quest for identity and purpose, couched in political and social satire. Bottom line, it was SMART. Intelligence is an integral component to the first RoboCop's appeal-- which is why the sequels and spin-offs failed so miserably.

The earliest trailers for this film seemed to show us a story with no such spark of intelligence-- it looked almost like a video game at times! But the way these guys talk about the themes of drone warfare and the gradual combination of man and machine, I'm starting to wonder if this might just have a stronger thematic backbone than it seemed at first.

I'm not holding my BREATH, mind you... but I'm interested.

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Doppelganger - 2/3/2014, 3:21 PM
yeah cause its the rated R thats bothering the fans, and not the fact he looks like and acts nothing like Robocop.
thewolfx - 2/3/2014, 3:32 PM
Exactly ^^
Ancar - 2/3/2014, 3:40 PM
Go check the movie first you bunch of haters, then we discuss it:|
Dandy - 2/3/2014, 3:51 PM
Not seeing this working out........
Dandy - 2/3/2014, 3:54 PM
The whole point of Robocop was it was about a man who DID lose his humanity and consciousness.

In this version he retains it....So what's the point of this story? Watch a robot dude blow stuff up for 2 hours. If I wanted that, I'd go watch Transformers.
AgentEX - 2/3/2014, 4:16 PM
@Dandy and @TheFox all the early reviews are saying the themes of the movie completely work. As I said earlier, EVERY review I've read has been positive.
Dechiriko - 2/3/2014, 4:24 PM
Padilla's quite a clever guy, such a pity when he's speaking english he sounds way dumber than he is
diomc - 2/3/2014, 5:30 PM
GetsugaTensho22 - 2/3/2014, 7:26 PM
I Love how he moves, looks and says "Thank you for your co-operation". That cold intimidation is pretty cool.
Dandy - 2/3/2014, 10:28 PM
@Fantomex

I'll have to wait to see it for myself. Lord knows I like watching good movies over crappy ones. So I'll happily admit to being wrong if this turns out to be good.

But from the trailers...it really isn't making me want to jump out of my seat and see it.
GUNSMITH - 2/4/2014, 6:57 AM
ROBOCOP.
DocSavage - 2/4/2014, 3:06 PM
Understand this: "Let's stick with black". It's an statement about the whole movie.

This is not a "shiny" Robocop, of cartoonish 80's gore (that was essential for THAT movie, a highly satirical action with touches od dark comedy). This is a Robocop for a darker time. The 80's movie is about an absurd future, this movie is about something that's already here. It's PG13? GOOD. We don't need another action gory movie. There's the 80's Robocop for that, go watch him if you want gore. The violence here is of another nature: the dehumanization, industrialization of violence. The fact you can press a button, launch something somewhere that will kill someone - a mere number - and go home after you "clean" job. This is not graphic violence, but it's FRIGHTENING, because we're living it. The movie says: it happens overseas, and we don't give a damn. And if it starts to happen HERE?

Since the project came out, Padilha (SEE HIS OTHER MOVIES, FOR GOD'S SAKE) stated that they ere NOT trying to emulate the old movie. That was a Robocop of its own. This Robocop is BLACK, because it NEEDS to stay away from the 80's movie, and adress other questions.

Stop complaining because "ao my god theres's this little aspect in this movie that is different from the 80's movie, somebody save me." OF COURSE it's different, and I am glad it is. We don't need a carbon copy of the 80's movie. Leave it alone. We need something else, and I am seeing it. A totally new take on a idea that doesn't try to substitute or copy the original material.

This movie will not erase the 80's movie from existence, nor "continue" him in any way.

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