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Thoughts On New Robocop

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Some thoughts on the new Robocop movie releasing on February 12th.

I’m not impressed.

First, after only watching the trailer, this modern reincarnation of Robocop looks like pure cheese. I know this film wants to stand on its own merits, but one cannot help make comparisons with the original, which was gritty, dark, and dystopian. I just don’t see it here.

Second, not that it was any surprise, but the film sought and received a PG-13 rating, something I’m sure the studio wanted in order to pander to the least common denominator of our film going community. Not to say all PG-13 rated films suck, but more often than not they do. Whenever I see a movie tagged with PG-13 I automatically assume it’s been dumbed down or cleaned up in order to park more fanny in the seats, including the increasingly important international market.

I don’t want to call this a movie a travesty quite yet, but it sure sounds like it.

Here’s the trailer and pass your own judgement:

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Written by niraj

January 22nd, 2014 at 11:56 am

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