Tuesday, March 19, 2013
I'm not sure what to make of the upcoming Robocop movie reboot. It has a decent cast, so there's a chance that it could far surpass my expectations, but I still think it is facing an uphill battle. The original film is still held in high regard and it is going to be tough to get out from under its shadow. Shots of the new Robocop design reveal quite a departure from the classic look - the imposing, bulky suit has been replaced with a sleek, black and frankly more generic outfit. I hope to be pleasantly surprised by the final product, but I fear tat my reaction will be similar to when I recently saw the new version of Total Recall - a film with some technical merit, but lacking the charm of the original, feeling like an unnecessary retread.