Looks awful. They've stripped out all the humor, sarcasm, satire, and heart from the original movie, leaving nothing but a standard action movie. Boring.
Remakes are out of fucking control. I don't recall the original being much more than a big video rental ..... it didn't do huge box office, didn't make 'superstars' of any of the cast.
It is literally a movie that did well because people picked it up to watch it as a weekend video rental. The fact it had a sequel was crazy, let alone this remake.
They're probably going for PG-13, so they're stripping out all the gore and violence too.
It'll suck in the same way, for the same reasons, as the "Total Recall" remake. WHICH SUCKED.
The damned thing won't play for me.
But "Robocop" is the sort of movie that I don't mind remaking, a movie that had good points but wasn't great overall. A really good filmmaker could take the combination of action and black humor, and remake a passable film as a terrific one.
Doesn't sound like that's the case here.
No love for Paul Verhoven? I thought he was brilliant at darkly campy ultraviolent 80s action flicks.
Their ad line:
The same film that you loved before, but shinier!
A PG-13 version of Robocop would lose all the sharpness and social commentary of the original. It will be gutless in every sense of the word.
I'm not holding out much hope.
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We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
And yes, we've changed the look and some of how it operates.
Yes, we know you just *hate* it in well in advance.
Yes, we know we suck.
Yes, we are the biggest suckers that ever sucked.
But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
The site has a bunch - nay, plethora - of new features which will make the site more usable: better search, the ability to ignore posters and threads, see link previews, to pick up a thread where you left off, spam and malware filtering and more.
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And while running the tests we've noticed two interesting reactions to the new system - people are spending more time on the site and more people that come stay around longer and look at more stuff. Both good things. Yay!
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