They have sleek straight line designs while this has random sharp parts all over the place.
I thought the original Robocop was a lot of fun. I hope I have as much fun watching the remake as I did the original.
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I really like that ED design. It's recognizable but actually looks like something that might function.
I went "holy shit!" about it no-selling a tank cannon, also. No way you're killing one of these with a flight of stairs or a novelty-sized rifle.
I'm guessing the new Robocop will be much more mobile than the Frankenstein-walking of the original.
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I'm more bothered by what I've read concerning the remake of Robocop's design. Not least being that he'll be "very human", with a "see-through visor" so that we see the actor's eyes.
Kinnaman is stepping into Peter Weller's metallic shoes and presumably his metallic helmet, but one thing he's emphasizing is that this RoboCop will look and move differently.
When I asked how much of him we were actually going to be able to see, Kinnaman didn't hesitate.
"We'll see me," he promises. "The visor's gonna be see-through. It's going to be much more of a human performance. There's not going to be any twitchy robot [he mimics very mechanical robotic moves]. Our vision of how a robot is going to be in 2046, it's going to be a very human skin, it's gonna look very human. I'm going to be able to put my signature on the body language, too. The first 'RoboCop' movie is one of my favorite movies. I've seen that movie probably 15 or 20 times. But from an acting standpoint, walking around just moving your jaw, it's not so interesting. So this is going to be an opportunity to really bring a full performance to it."
That sounds like a complete 180 of the original design, which emphasized that Robocop was very much NOT human, at least until later in the film when he becomes damaged and we see the eye behind the visor, and then the entire face reveal.
I guess that's why this is a "remake", but damn...
Also - OCP now stands for OmniCorp. This is a totally fickle complaint, but OmniCorp doesn't sound as big and blatantly evil as Omni Consumer Products does in my opinion. Also, doesn't that kind of kill the whole "OCP" nickname for the company too? Yeah, there's an O, C, and P in the name OmniCorp but if I try to apply 'realism' to it I would imagine the shortname for that company would be OCRP.
Eh, Comics is a pretty cool guy...
I think they are trying to bring the conflict between Murphys human side and his "programming" more to the forefront....it was there in the original film but didn't really come to the forefront until later
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