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RoboCop Reboot?!

Well I don’t think I’m shocked to be perfectly honest with you, it seems that Hollywood’s likes to make movies they’ve already made. Call it lack of new talent, and I don’t mean the actors or actress, I mean the writers, the people who come up with the stories.

You might stop and wonder.. maybe we’ve already made everything there is to be made?? Maybe people are so bored of movies now that come out now a days.. well I think in some ways it’s both. Don’t get me wrong, some really fun movies have come out in the last 5 years, but nothing like the good old days of the 80s and 90s.

Sure you can question that, 80s? WTF yeah I know.. but I grew up in the 80s, just like someone who grew up in the 70s or 60s will say those movies are the shit compare to today. Truth is, I can name a number of really good movies that came out from 1980 to 1989. Let me see.. off the top of my head, Annie, Back to the Future, Beverly Hills Cop, Batman, Big, Blade Runner, Cocoon, Coming to America, Die Hard, Dirty Dancing, E.T., The Empire Strikes Back, Evil Dead, Ghostbusters, Karate Kid, The Naked Gun, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Police Academy, Predator, Rambo: First Blood , Rocky III, Short Circuit, Superman 2, and lastly Robocop.

That’s not even all of them, just browse 1980s to 1989 and you will find a massive list of movies that I bet some of them you forgot even came out in the 80s. What I’m saying is, those where some awesome movies and many of those movies had a number of spinoffs, sequels and some, yes have already had some remakes/reboots (Nightmare on Elm Street, Superman, Batman) with Robocop being next on the hit list so to speak.

I heard about the reboot months and months ago, but didn’t think anything of it really. That was until this latest news I read over the weekend about the release date, and in most cases I’ve seen when some thing gets a release date, generally means they are pretty close to making it. August 9, 2013.

Sony Pictures has set the release date for the Jose Padilha-directed which I have to say after I read the article about it. I have some hopes this movie might be pretty good if it fits within the story itself. We run into the issues with later films but right now lets focus on the one.

“In the first ‘RoboCop’ when Alex Murphy is shot, gunned down, then you see some hospitals and stuff and then you cut to him as RoboCop. My movie is between those two cuts. How do you make RoboCop? How do you slowly bring a guy to be a robot? How do you actually take humanity out of someone and how do you program a brain, so to speak, and how does that affect an individual?”

This right here, that is interesting to me. One of the biggest problems I personally have had with so many remakes, reboots of films is they are just retelling, often times just trying to do it better with better acting, better CG work. Whatever the case, that is why I think Batman Begins did so well, sure it was a reboot, sure we’ve already seen the Joker.. and Two Face.. and what’s to come BUT they did something different. They show us something we never saw before, how Batman became Batman. This, how did Robocop become that.. what was the process.. that is very interesting to me.

We’ll see however, I really love the first 2 films, not so much the 3rd and the TV shows I never really got that much into it. But we’ll see how it goes right? I mean it could totally suck.. but I’m hoping for a good film here. So what do you think? Leave a comment down below and tell me what you think.