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2012-02-02 11:25:49 AM  
Isn't he also writing the new Dune adaptation?
 
2012-02-02 11:51:42 AM  
The Remake Paul Verhoeven Classics Express keeps on moving. Greeeeat.
 
2012-02-02 12:33:49 PM  
When Robocop tells you to get off his f*cking lawn, you do it
 
2012-02-02 12:35:58 PM  
A screenplay of Robocop containing nothing but racial slurs? It's like Frank Miller wrote it or something.
 
2012-02-02 12:44:45 PM  
My wife used to date that guy
 
2012-02-02 01:16:19 PM  

RexTalionis: A screenplay of Robocop containing nothing but racial slurs? It's like Frank Miller wrote it or something.


No, he wrote 3. It was a steaming pile of shiat, but surprisingly light on the racial slurs.
 
2012-02-02 01:55:19 PM  
Robocop 3 doesn't exist...except for the part where Nancy Allen gets gunned down and she dies with no emotion.
 
2012-02-02 01:58:23 PM  
Blazing Saddles was pretty good if you don't take it serious.

Story could be similar too.
 
2012-02-02 02:02:11 PM  
Maybe it will make money -- I never cease to be amazed at the crap that does -- but I highly doubt it will be any where near as good as the original because Paul Verhoeven is not directing.
 
2012-02-02 02:06:51 PM  
"Get off my lawn....and stay out of trouble."
 
2012-02-02 02:10:16 PM  
RoboCop 8: Robo Harder

/ courtesy of the oatmeal
 
2012-02-02 02:12:44 PM  
RoboCop: [after stabbing Clarence] Lewis! Lewis!
[looks up]
Lewis: Murphy... I'm a mess...
RoboCop: They'll fix you. They fix everything
Walt Kowalski: Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone.
 
2012-02-02 02:12:49 PM  

IgG4: My wife used to date that guy


How does his dick taste?
 
2012-02-02 02:13:36 PM  

IgG4: My wife used to date that guy


Who? Robocop?!
 
2012-02-02 02:15:59 PM  

ShawnDoc: RexTalionis: A screenplay of Robocop containing nothing but racial slurs? It's like Frank Miller wrote it or something.

No, he wrote 3. It was a steaming pile of shiat, but surprisingly light on the racial slurs.


give miller a break on robocop. nothing resembling what he wrote ended up onscreen.

want good miller robocop? go find the comic adaption of his actual work on robocop. it is pretty damned fantastic.

/robocop is the single greatest movie ever made.
//can you fly, bobby?
 
2012-02-02 02:16:08 PM  

MatrixOutsider: Robocop 3 doesn't exist...except for the part where Nancy Allen gets gunned down and she dies with no emotion.


The story actually wasn't bad, the implementation was.
 
2012-02-02 02:17:25 PM  

frepnog: want good miller robocop? go find the comic adaption of his actual work on robocop. it is pretty damned fantastic.


I read it. It was awful.
 
2012-02-02 02:19:49 PM  

bhcompy: MatrixOutsider: Robocop 3 doesn't exist...except for the part where Nancy Allen gets gunned down and she dies with no emotion.

The story actually wasn't bad, the implementation was.


With the exception of the Japanese company buying out OCP, the rest was just a rehash of the previous films, with the inclusion of a cute little girl who happens to be a computer genius (was this before or after Wesley Crusher?).

I actually think Robocop 2 was decent -- the drug angle was a good direction, but it was all a bit too silly.
 
2012-02-02 02:21:32 PM  

thornhill: Maybe it will make money -- I never cease to be amazed at the crap that does -- but I highly doubt it will be any where near as good as the original because Paul Verhoeven is not directing.


my bet is on the remake being completely humorless.

Gran Torino also felt like an odd white-washing of racism that seems to garner an inexplicable amount of love despite being a terrible movie on multiple levels.

/subby.
 
2012-02-02 02:26:46 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: When Robocop tells you to get off his f*cking lawn, you do it


If they were able to get a Clint cameo just for that one line...I would literally crap my pants.
 
2012-02-02 02:27:56 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: thornhill: Maybe it will make money -- I never cease to be amazed at the crap that does -- but I highly doubt it will be any where near as good as the original because Paul Verhoeven is not directing.

my bet is on the remake being completely humorless.

Gran Torino also felt like an odd white-washing of racism that seems to garner an inexplicable amount of love despite being a terrible movie on multiple levels.

/subby.


it had Clint Eastwood in it. That is why it is awesome. Oh and lots of racial slurs.
 
2012-02-02 02:31:39 PM  
Won't be any good without the dad from That 70s Show.

//great movie
 
2012-02-02 02:32:03 PM  

Best In The World: "The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots." - Eric Fromm


What bugs me about Robocop iz: wouldn't it be cheaper 2 mass market robocops? So u'd have an armada of them. But they so badass that nobody wants 2 go criming anymo. So it's like a duel-edge sword. So what do U do wit all the extra Robocops? I guess U could have RoboDetailCop & he could watch ppl doing construction & RoboBouncer & RoboNightSecurity but that would piss off so many unions & all the human cops would go on strike. BUT maybe that could be the movie. Like all these bouncers, and striking cops, and mall security guards are like "These farking robots took our jobs & now we're f'd in tha A" but then some nerd will come up with an app. And wit tha app he can control all the robots and make them do bad deeds. So like all these robots are now controlled by the nerds & now thurrrs no cops or bouncers or mall security guards working tha streets. So not only are the robots causing a ruckus but now FLASH MOBS are robbin all the footlockers & ppl are getting ut of hand @ tha clubs. EXCEPT for 1 Robocop. He is more human than the others so he can resist tha nerds control.

So in tha next ACT extra human Robocop goes 2 tha occupy camp where all the cops, bouncers, & security guards are and he spits a speech @ them "Ppl, we gots 2 come together & get our jobs back cuz anarchy is tha new vibe & that's not right". But Occupy is like "Piss off Robot. U took our jobs" But Robocop is like "That was tha past. Let's save America!!" and occupy is like "WORD"

So then in tha final act it's this big epic battle lead by Robocop & tha cops & bouncers & they take back tha strip, & tha boardwalk, & tha malls & then every1 is like. Maybe we shouldn't give these robots so much power in tha future? BUT just as the movie is ending we see some evil nerd working on a program and then c:/run/SkyNet flashes on the monitor...and then that sets tha method 4 Robocop vs T ...


Isn't this basically already the plot to Robocop 2? (except for that last part, which is clearly Robocop vs the Terminator for the Sega Genesis)
 
2012-02-02 02:35:56 PM  

frepnog: want good miller robocop? go find the comic adaption of his actual work on robocop. it is pretty damned fantastic.


No, it was a goddamned piece of crap that was unfilmable. I think it was actually the piece that made me swear off Frank Miller for good.
 
2012-02-02 02:41:27 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: thornhill: Maybe it will make money -- I never cease to be amazed at the crap that does -- but I highly doubt it will be any where near as good as the original because Paul Verhoeven is not directing.

my bet is on the remake being completely humorless.

Gran Torino also felt like an odd white-washing of racism that seems to garner an inexplicable amount of love despite being a terrible movie on multiple levels.

/subby.


GT is much better if you are from the Rust Belt I think. A lot of the social dynamics they portray aren't that far off and the level of racism coming out of Walt is close to par for the course. Although in a lot of cases people are "polite". Meaning they didn't verbally say what Walt said, but their inner monologue is likely comparable to what Walt said on the screen. A bar full of white UAW line workers isa very racist place to say the least.

There are always a lot of tensions about the younger generation abandoning the whole working with your hands/manufacturing thing. Also that piece about him giving his kid who had the Toyota a death glare is dead on. We do have a generational gap split along those lines, younger gen works white collar and turns their back on the ideas of buy American and the value of manual labor. As someone who grew up the child of an auto worker, went on to work white collar, and married an Asian woman I found the piece almost a documentary at times.

The movie's main point about how stupid it is for the old white factory workers to be racist to minorities when they really have a lot in common is accurate and it is something we sometimes have problems with on the factory floor even today.

While there was white washing of racism and the concept of "it is just how guys give each other shiat", I saw the goal of movie more to be trying to point out there is a common ground as opposed to calling white guys for being racist or the minorities for being gang bangers. Walt overcomes his racism and you see the minority community overcome the gang problem in the end when they all testify about Walt's murder. It's supposed to get everyone to realize they don't have to hate each other, not point out sins.

/although I have a much better relationship with my father
//also the Asian gangs due to the flight of Vietnamese are real, although more in Minnesota
 
2012-02-02 02:41:41 PM  
hmm. maybe my love of robocop blinded me. maybe i should re-read it.

/you guys really hated it, eh?
 
2012-02-02 02:43:28 PM  
Also, its being directed by the guy who made Elite Squad, Jose Padilha (which I thought was the name of that terrorist guy they've had in military custody for like a decade). Personally, I found that film pretty hard to watch... mainly because it was profoundly boring and hard to follow (probably because it was so boring). Look I get that everything is corrupt in Brazil, but you can't cram 5,000 characters in a movie and follow every little nuance of their lives. It just doesn't make for good cinema. I just don't give a crap about the rookie cop trying to get in that girls pants and all their hijinks in the classroom.

So, I'm not seeing as how this is going to make for a good film.
 
2012-02-02 02:43:48 PM  
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They already remade RoboCop. But they called it Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
 
2012-02-02 02:49:38 PM  

there their theyre: FeedTheCollapse: thornhill: Maybe it will make money -- I never cease to be amazed at the crap that does -- but I highly doubt it will be any where near as good as the original because Paul Verhoeven is not directing.

my bet is on the remake being completely humorless.

Gran Torino also felt like an odd white-washing of racism that seems to garner an inexplicable amount of love despite being a terrible movie on multiple levels.

/subby.

it had Clint Eastwood in it. That is why it is awesome. Oh and lots of racial slurs.



certainly that can't be the only appeal of Gran Torino? I like Clint Eastwood otherwise, but Gran Torino seems like a movie that would be rightfully mocked if not for Eastwood's involvement: bad acting by pretty much everyone involved, including Eastwood's "Not sure if serious.. oh wait, you are" character; some rather serious revisionism on race relations in America, etc. If this was an M Night Shyamalan film, it would be rightfully be called out on its awfulness.
 
2012-02-02 02:55:06 PM  
It's gonna be tough to get this thing rated at pg-13, but I'm sure you Hollywood boys will figure something out.
 
2012-02-02 03:00:06 PM  

moothemagiccow: Won't be any good without the dad from That 70s Show.

//great movie



They'll probably cast Shia LeBeouf as Clarence Boddicker. Scary.
 
2012-02-02 03:02:11 PM  

ha-ha-guy: FeedTheCollapse: thornhill: Maybe it will make money -- I never cease to be amazed at the crap that does -- but I highly doubt it will be any where near as good as the original because Paul Verhoeven is not directing.

my bet is on the remake being completely humorless.

Gran Torino also felt like an odd white-washing of racism that seems to garner an inexplicable amount of love despite being a terrible movie on multiple levels.

/subby.

GT is much better if you are from the Rust Belt I think.

...

While there was white washing of racism and the concept of "it is just how guys give each other shiat", I saw the goal of movie more to be trying to point out there is a common ground as opposed to calling white guys for being racist or the minorities for being gang bangers. Walt overcomes his racism and you see ...



I can see it that way, but I still come to the same conclusions. It felt like it was making excuses for holding racist opinions on the ground of "just giving other guys shiat".

plus, terrible acting.
 
2012-02-02 03:05:27 PM  

Apos: moothemagiccow: Won't be any good without the dad from That 70s Show.

//great movie


They'll probably cast Shia LeBeouf as Clarence Boddicker. Scary.


Well, seeing him die would be worth it, even if it was fake
 
2012-02-02 03:06:11 PM  
I thought the first one was pretty bad
 
2012-02-02 03:08:46 PM  

MrEricSir: [img864.imageshack.us image 480x360]

They already remade RoboCop. But they called it Deus Ex: Human Revolution.


That steaming pile of failure! Of course I just don't think you can make a good RoboCop movie now a days. It has to be rated R with lots of corporate greed, drugs, and tits. I'm sure this upcoming turd will be PG-13, you know for the kids.
 
2012-02-02 03:10:16 PM  

bhcompy: Apos: moothemagiccow: Won't be any good without the dad from That 70s Show.

//great movie


They'll probably cast Shia LeBeouf as Clarence Boddicker. Scary.

Well, seeing him die would be worth it, even if it was fake


Oh man, could you imagine Ian McShane as Clarence and maybe cast Sia Lebouf as Bobby.
 
2012-02-02 03:20:26 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: I can see it that way, but I still come to the same conclusions. It felt like it was making excuses for holding racist opinions on the ground of "just giving other guys shiat".

plus, terrible acting.


Acting was terrible no doubt.

On the making excuses part though keep in mind the movie doesn't really call out the Asian community for engaging/supporting in gang activities (sometimes passively like when they refuse to talk to the police). It just says "No jobs, so of course the guys have to join gangs and end up in jail.".

Since everyone got a free pass on past sins, I don't really have an issue with the free pass on racism. The whole movie was pushing the idea of "just bury the farking hatchet already" which was a change up from the more common attempts to play on majority guilt or glorify any specific lifestyle. If they gave the white guys a pass but ripped up the Asians for being gangsters then I'd definitely be outraged.

To me it was more like Walt never has to lose face and apologize for racism (which you'll never get the rednecks to do, ever, unless you come up with a mind control chip). Rather he apologizes through his actions and the bettering of other peoples lives. That struck me as more "real politic" than pure whitewash.
 
2012-02-02 03:26:46 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: MrEricSir: [img864.imageshack.us image 480x360]

They already remade RoboCop. But they called it Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

That steaming pile of failure! Of course I just don't think you can make a good RoboCop movie now a days. It has to be rated R with lots of corporate greed, drugs, and tits. I'm sure this upcoming turd will be PG-13, you know for the kids.


I think the concept of Robocop as a meaningful social commentary is somewhat dated. As a society fascination with robotics is now also tempered with genetic engineering (see Gattaca), artificial intelligence (all those FBI programs like Carnivore), and guys who hit in trailers and kill people with remote drones (Predators, etc).

The idea of one kick ass Robocop to enforce the will of the corporation is dated, in that now we use disposable police units, corporate purchasing of laws, etc.

So Robocop is likely going to be mostly "look at this kickass CGI robot and all the merchandise it will sell".
 
2012-02-02 03:31:25 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: ha-ha-guy: FeedTheCollapse: thornhill: Maybe it will make money -- I never cease to be amazed at the crap that does -- but I highly doubt it will be any where near as good as the original because Paul Verhoeven is not directing.

my bet is on the remake being completely humorless.

Gran Torino also felt like an odd white-washing of racism that seems to garner an inexplicable amount of love despite being a terrible movie on multiple levels.

/subby.

GT is much better if you are from the Rust Belt I think.

...

While there was white washing of racism and the concept of "it is just how guys give each other shiat", I saw the goal of movie more to be trying to point out there is a common ground as opposed to calling white guys for being racist or the minorities for being gang bangers. Walt overcomes his racism and you see ...


I can see it that way, but I still come to the same conclusions. It felt like it was making excuses for holding racist opinions on the ground of "just giving other guys shiat".

plus, terrible acting.


My favorite part though was the reading of the will. Unlike movies like Crash and Avatar that wrap up the racism so neatly and deus ex machina style, Walt was still racist as hell, but had at least grown out of the hatred for his neighbors. This is more realistic and honest about how hard it is to kick racism.

I'm with Ha-ha-guy in being a rust belt citizen. Even though unions are anti-racist, membership can have some blue collar racism that could rival the south, especially among the suburban factories away from the city core.
 
2012-02-02 03:34:50 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: bhcompy: Apos: moothemagiccow: Won't be any good without the dad from That 70s Show.

//great movie


They'll probably cast Shia LeBeouf as Clarence Boddicker. Scary.

Well, seeing him die would be worth it, even if it was fake

Oh man, could you imagine Ian McShane as Clarence and maybe cast Sia Lebouf as Bobby.


I'D BUY THAT FOR A DOLLAR!
 
2012-02-02 03:56:49 PM  

frepnog: want good miller robocop? go find the comic adaption of his actual work on robocop. it is pretty damned fantastic.


I don't know if I ever read the comic adaptation of 3 that he wrote, but I did read Robocop vs Terminator which he wrote, and it was utter shiat. Worse than Robocop 3 the movie.

Don't get me wrong, I loved his work in the Sin City series, The Dark Night Returns, and liked 300, so I'm not hating on him just to hate.
 
2012-02-02 04:01:22 PM  
Gran Torino was awesome.
 
2012-02-02 04:29:56 PM  

ha-ha-guy: I think the concept of Robocop as a meaningful social commentary is somewhat dated. As a society fascination with robotics is now also tempered with genetic engineering (see Gattaca), artificial intelligence (all those FBI programs like Carnivore), and guys who hit in trailers and kill people with remote drones (Predators, etc).

The idea of one kick ass Robocop to enforce the will of the corporation is dated, in that now we use disposable police units, corporate purchasing of laws, etc.

So Robocop is likely going to be mostly "look at this kickass CGI robot and all the merchandise it will sell".


I'm guessing they keep up the "evil corporation" thing, since it's so hot right now. Keep the whole "directive" based programming but make 4 "serve the corporate interest" instead of just "do not interfere with the corporate interest". Show Robocop being tormented with his human side struggling against what he thinks is the right thing to do, instead of what is right for the corporation. Even have a scene where Robocop stands idly by while corporate "thugs" shake down a business owner and even the people turn on him. Then he finds some way to shake off his 4th directive and gets revenge on the corporation.

/somebody give me a producer credit
 
2012-02-02 04:55:20 PM  

ha-ha-guy: I think the concept of Robocop as a meaningful social commentary is somewhat dated. As a society fascination with robotics is now also tempered with genetic engineering (see Gattaca), artificial intelligence (all those FBI programs like Carnivore), and guys who hit in trailers and kill people with remote drones (Predators, etc)




I think the robotic aspect had more to do with a lack of human elements to the law. You are either guilty or innocent, no shades of grey, etc.
 
2012-02-02 05:28:08 PM  
I used to stack farks likes you five feet high in Korea...use ya for sand bags.
 
2012-02-02 05:37:58 PM  

Best In The World: What bugs me about Robocop iz: wouldn't it be cheaper 2 mass market robocops? So u'd have an armada of them. But they so badass that nobody wants 2 go criming anymo. So it's like a duel-edge sword. So what do U do wit all the extra Robocops? I guess U could have RoboDetailCop & he could watch ppl doing construction & RoboBouncer & RoboNightSecurity but that would piss off so many unions & all the human cops would go on strike. BUT maybe that could be the movie. Like all these bouncers, and striking cops, and mall security guards are like "These farking robots took our jobs & now we're f'd in tha A" but then some nerd will come up with an app. And wit tha app he can control all the robots and make them do bad deeds. So like all these robots are now controlled by the nerds & now thurrrs no cops or bouncers or mall security guards working tha streets. So not only are the robots causing a ruckus but now FLASH MOBS are robbin all the footlockers & ppl are getting ut of hand @ tha clubs. EXCEPT for 1 Robocop. He is more human than the others so he can resist tha nerds control.


Y'know how I know you're black?


No, it's not the stupid ebonics. Any idiot can do that.


All you could think was looting some Jordans.
 
2012-02-02 10:37:28 PM  
mimg.ugo.com

/Would not buy that for a dollar.
//Hotlinked
 
2012-02-03 12:58:35 AM  
I can't see anyway this remake could work. If they go for over-the-top action, it will pale in comparison to skin-dripping acid man plowed by car in a bloody mess, and a number of other scenes. If they try to make it really serious...well it's a farking robot cop.
 
2012-02-03 01:31:57 AM  

Best In The World: "The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots." - Eric Fromm


What bugs me about Robocop iz: wouldn't it be cheaper 2 mass market robocops? So u'd have an armada of them. But they so badass that nobody wants 2 go criming anymo. So it's like a duel-edge sword. So what do U do wit all the extra Robocops? I guess U could have RoboDetailCop & he could watch ppl doing construction & RoboBouncer & RoboNightSecurity but that would piss off so many unions & all the human cops would go on strike. BUT maybe that could be the movie. Like all these bouncers, and striking cops, and mall security guards are like "These farking robots took our jobs & now we're f'd in tha A" but then some nerd will come up with an app. And wit tha app he can control all the robots and make them do bad deeds. So like all these robots are now controlled by the nerds & now thurrrs no cops or bouncers or mall security guards working tha streets. So not only are the robots causing a ruckus but now FLASH MOBS are robbin all the footlockers & ppl are getting ut of hand @ tha clubs. EXCEPT for 1 Robocop. He is more human than the others so he can resist tha nerds control.

So in tha next ACT extra human Robocop goes 2 tha occupy camp where all the cops, bouncers, & security guards are and he spits a speech @ them "Ppl, we gots 2 come together & get our jobs back cuz anarchy is tha new vibe & that's not right". But Occupy is like "Piss off Robot. U took our jobs" But Robocop is like "That was tha past. Let's save America!!" and occupy is like "WORD"

So then in tha final act it's this big epic battle lead by Robocop & tha cops & bouncers & they take back tha strip, & tha boardwalk, & tha malls & then every1 is like. Maybe we shouldn't give these robots so much power in tha future? BUT just as the movie is ending we see some evil nerd working on a program and then c:/run/SkyNet flashes on the monitor...and then that sets tha method 4 Robocop vs T ...


Can we get a translation here?
 
2012-02-03 03:54:14 AM  

Slaves2Darkness: MrEricSir: [img864.imageshack.us image 480x360]

They already remade RoboCop. But they called it Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

That steaming pile of failure! Of course I just don't think you can make a good RoboCop movie now a days. It has to be rated R with lots of corporate greed, drugs, and tits. I'm sure this upcoming turd will be PG-13, you know for the kids.


That's good, because I never asked for this.
 
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