ROBOCOP: 2014

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I have really mixed feelings about this. I really wish this could have been done the same way Disney followed up TRON bringing back Jeff Bridges. It seems to me Peter Weller could come back as Murphy but as a background character no longer as Robocop.

I'm also skeptical on how you go from the carnage of the original to this remake aiming for PG-13.

 

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PG-13 today = R in the 80s' lol :p

Overall it looks alright, not sure how I feel about them changing him to black armor but in the trailer it looks like the ED-209 is in this remake so it should be somewhat good
 

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Yeah I'm not feeling this this re-boot. I was kinda excited for it and the trailer totally let me down, an I'm sure PG-13 won't help either.
 

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Plenty of films with that rating have gotten away with plenty.
Yeah, I can see that. You know the movie called "What about Bob?" It rated as "PG" I believe and I was shocked to see a hot teenage girl that were 100% nude that last about a minute or so. Literally! :eek:
 

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This is robocop.

Go watch the original again.
As I said earlier, the level of what is acceptable in ratings has changed dramatically since Robocop was first put out. PG-13 now is pretty much what R was in the 80's, 18A is left for movies with gross amounts of language and nudity and excessive blood/gore. Violence and some language is easily fit into PG-13 or 14A
 

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As I said earlier, the level of what is acceptable in ratings has changed dramatically since Robocop was first put out. PG-13 now is pretty much what R was in the 80's, 18A is left for movies with gross amounts of language and nudity and excessive blood/gore. Violence and some language is easily fit into PG-13 or 14A
Yup. I agreed. My wife and I can tell that the rating system is vastly different between 80s and right now.
 

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As I said earlier, the level of what is acceptable in ratings has changed dramatically since Robocop was first put out. PG-13 now is pretty much what R was in the 80's, 18A is left for movies with gross amounts of language and nudity and excessive blood/gore. Violence and some language is easily fit into PG-13 or 14A
Impact and exit wounds. That's how the ratings board decide on violence. You will see nothing like Murphy getting shot to death or ED209 blasting the exec in this movie. Likewise you won't see a half dissolved person get smashed by a van.

As I said, go back at watch the original again. People seem to forget how completely over the top it is.
 

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Impact and exit wounds. That's how the ratings board decide on violence. You will see nothing like Murphy getting shot to death or ED209 blasting the exec in this movie. Likewise you won't see a half dissolved person get smashed by a van.

As I said, go back at watch the original again. People seem to forget how completely over the top it is.
Oh I know, I loved the original, and I don't think the reboot will live up to it, just was saying that PG13 is a lot more lax than it used to be.
 

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Oh I know, I loved the original, and I don't think the reboot will live up to it, just was saying that PG13 is a lot more lax than it used to be.
Yeah and I know the ratings are more relaxed now, but why the hell does this have to be pg 13? It's just disrespecting the original. I mean come on, it was never kids movies, why go that way now? What's next Starship Troopers where no limbs are shredded?
 

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Yeah and I know the ratings are more relaxed now, but why the hell does this have to be pg 13? It's just disrespecting the original. I mean come on, it was never kids movies, why go that way now? What's next Starship Troopers where no limbs are shredded?
LOL. Well I am sure it will introduce a younger generation to the movie..those that don't want to reduce themselves to watching a SD version of an old ass movie lol
 

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LOL. Well I am sure it will introduce a younger generation to the movie..those that don't want to reduce themselves to watching a SD version of an old ass movie lol
Well, the thing is, that old ass movie is a classic. And I'm not saying that cos I'm am old ass.

Actually, no, that's exactly why I'm saying that. :-)
 

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I'm very meh on it at the moment. Nothing there has me super excited, but it could all change. Personally, I don't think it's that big a deal that it's PG-13, I'm sure the box office failure of Dredd helped out a little bit in the movies filming. Could still be good though. I just hope it doesn't take itself too seriously. That's the problems with so many remakes and films in general these days.
 

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I dunno. Seems like there might be some social commentary in this if not quite like the original. It may even be as watchable as Dredd.

Will wait for reviews.
 

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why go that way now?
Probably because R-rated movies aren't as successful as they used to be. Look at Dredd. Great movie, huge financial flop. I'd say that it's pretty obvious that the decision was in hopes that it'll reach a wider audience and thus make more money.
 

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Probably because R-rated movies aren't as successful as they used to be. Look at Dredd. Great movie, huge financial flop. I'd say that it's pretty obvious that the decision was in hopes that it'll reach a wider audience and thus make more money.
Except dredd wasn't a huge financial flop. It didn't make money on release but its become a huge cult classic. In my opinion one of the main reasons dredd did badly was the 3d title it was given . that was just bad marketing.

Lowering the age is expanding the potential audience but it doesn't mean your reaching them , especially if you have a crap marketing.
 

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Except dredd wasn't a huge financial flop. It didn't make money on release but its become a huge cult classic. In my opinion one of the main reasons dredd did badly was the 3d title it was given . that was just bad marketing.

Lowering the age is expanding the potential audience but it doesn't mean your reaching them , especially if you have a crap marketing.
Cult classic it may be, but making $35 million internationally with a $50 million budget is a financial flop no matter how you cut it. I doubt most people refused to see the movie because it was in 3D. It's one thing to be a memorable movie, that'll keep make it beloved throughout the years, but no profit isn't good for anybodies bottomeline, especially Liongates.
 

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Cult classic it may be, but making $35 million internationally with a $50 million budget is a financial flop no matter how you cut it. I doubt most people refused to see the movie because it was in 3D. It's one thing to be a memorable movie, that'll keep make it beloved throughout the years, but no profit isn't good for anybodies bottomeline, especially Liongates.
I said it wasn't a huge financial flop, and it wasn't. 15 million is nothing to lionsgate, especially since after sales haven't been tallied.

And the movie was advertised as Dredd 3D. It was emphasised as a 3d movie and that did go against it in my opinion. I personally know 3 2000ad fans who skipped it because of that, despite what I told them