If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Boomstick Comics)   Samuel L. Jackson joins remake of Robocop and promises to not get eaten by a shark   (boomstickcomics.com) divider line 53
    More: Cool, Samuel L Jackson, RoboCop, Peter Weller, sharks, Gary Oldman, remakes, THR  
•       •       •

2364 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 06 Jun 2012 at 9:47 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



53 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-06-06 09:49:43 PM  
peter weller is robocop. always will be, in my book. i realize people don't really read my book.
 
2012-06-06 09:51:36 PM  
so look forward to him saying at least once "THIS MUTHAFARKIN COP IS A ROBOT!!!!"
 
2012-06-06 09:52:05 PM  

stoli n coke: so look forward to him saying at least once "THIS MUTHAFARKIN COP IS A ROBOT!!!!"


Hold onto your bots.
 
2012-06-06 09:54:09 PM  
 
2012-06-06 10:01:47 PM  
B*tches, leave.
 
2012-06-06 10:06:39 PM  
what about jumping one?
 
2012-06-06 10:15:10 PM  
No no no no no no no. As much as I love the big lug, he needs to stay far away from this project.

This doesn't need a gritty "reimagining". It doesn't need to look like the Transformers or the new A-Team or anything else. RoboCop was a product of its time, any "reboot" will just take 80s cheese and turn it into 10s crap. Just leave well the fark enough alone. I don't care about "better" fx or anything, the original had fine fx, and hardly any of it was CGI. Having Emil turn into a large pile of CGI goop won't make it any more awesome or gross. It'll just make it look like everyone was trying too hard.

RoboCop wasn't Citizen Kane, but it wasn't stupid, either.
 
2012-06-06 10:16:09 PM  

Lurk sober post drunk: peter weller is robocop. always will be, in my book. i realize people don't really read my book.


YOUR MOVE, CREEP.
 
2012-06-06 10:16:13 PM  
In somewhat unrelated news, Peter Weller is going to be the voice of Batman in The Dark Knight Returns animated movie. That's pretty sweet.
 
2012-06-06 10:20:57 PM  

theorellior: No no no no no no no. As much as I love the big lug, he needs to stay far away from this project.

This doesn't need a gritty "reimagining". It doesn't need to look like the Transformers or the new A-Team or anything else. RoboCop was a product of its time, any "reboot" will just take 80s cheese and turn it into 10s crap. Just leave well the fark enough alone. I don't care about "better" fx or anything, the original had fine fx, and hardly any of it was CGI. Having Emil turn into a large pile of CGI goop won't make it any more awesome or gross. It'll just make it look like everyone was trying too hard.

RoboCop wasn't Citizen Kane, but it wasn't stupid, either.


That's my main point of contention. RoboCop is already one of the grittiest movies ever made. What else can they add to it?
And you're right about it being a product of its time, but I go further: It was lightning in a bottle. Not even the early 90s sequels could capture that same feeling, althought 2 was kinda enjoyable. 3 was crap though.

Any new movie will overuse the farking CGI to death. That's why Chris Nolan movies are so succesful, the guy knows that practical effects look WAY better than CGI.

CGI should be reserved for impossible situations (magic, Superman heat vision, army of robots, etc) and even then, they should be used with caution.
 
2012-06-06 10:22:21 PM  
Cool! Another movie that I won't be wasting time or money on.

/Doesn't need a remake.
//The first one was just fine.
 
2012-06-06 10:22:53 PM  

theorellior: This doesn't need a gritty "reimagining"


I guarantee this won't be as "gritty" as the original. Even if it isn't a PG-13, which it most likely will be, it won't have the gleeful ultra-violence of Verhoeven's film. Just like the new Total Recall is a PG-13.
 
2012-06-06 10:26:42 PM  

rocky_howard: And you're right about it being a product of its time, but I go further: It was lightning in a bottle. Not even the early 90s sequels could capture that same feeling, althought 2 was kinda enjoyable. 3 was crap though.


Egg Zack Lee.
 
2012-06-06 10:30:27 PM  
www.iamboredr.com

/oblig
//some people are getting sloppy around here
 
2012-06-06 10:31:18 PM  
As I say in all of these threads on Robocop and Total Recall: without Paul Verhoeven you have no film. He was the auteur behind these movies. Had he not been involved in the originals, they would have been turkeys.

And as others have said, of the many things that made Robocop brilliant was its commentary and satirization of all things 1980s, including urban decay, fear of the Japanese taking over everything, the war on drugs, etc. If you take all of that away, all you're left with is a movie about a cyborg cop. It's not very interesting.
 
2012-06-06 10:36:24 PM  

thornhill: As I say in all of these threads on Robocop and Total Recall: without Paul Verhoeven you have no film. He was the auteur behind these movies. Had he not been involved in the originals, they would have been turkeys.

And as others have said, of the many things that made Robocop brilliant was its commentary and satirization of all things 1980s, including urban decay, fear of the Japanese taking over everything, the war on drugs, etc. If you take all of that away, all you're left with is a movie about a cyborg cop. It's not very interesting.


blog.ipswitchft.com
 
2012-06-06 10:39:29 PM  

thornhill: If you take all of that away, all you're left with is a movie about a cyborg cop. It's not very interesting.


I'll add to this comment one caveat: if you took this concept and gave it to a relative unknown director with a bunch of no-name actors with good chops, you might get lightning to strike twice. And even if the right planets and the right moons lined up to produce an interesting piece of filmmaking, it would be today's filmmaking vision, not that of Paul Verhoeven et al in 1985-1986. It would be different, better in some ways, worse in others, but at least it would have some integrity to itself and its time.

In the hothouse atmosphere of a high-dollar "reboot", no way. Too many suits, too much marketing, too many focus groups all trying to bottle that lightning one more time.
 
2012-06-06 10:42:03 PM  
So wait... does this mean Robocop is joining the Avengers?
 
2012-06-06 10:43:34 PM  
So...is it going to be more like the comic book?
 
2012-06-06 10:43:51 PM  
Pretty sure either Robocop or Good Morning Vietnam was the first R movie I ever saw.

"So, what's the weather going to be like today?"

"It's gonna be hot and wet! That's nice if you're with a lady, but it ain't no good if you're in the jungle!"

My 8 year old brain had no idea what that meant, but it was farking funny.
 
2012-06-06 10:45:22 PM  

Mugato: theorellior: This doesn't need a gritty "reimagining"

I guarantee this won't be as "gritty" as the original. Even if it isn't a PG-13, which it most likely will be, it won't have the gleeful ultra-violence of Verhoeven's film. Just like the new Total Recall is a PG-13.


That is the problem, PG-13. If you want a summer blockbuster it now has to be PG-13 so you can have 13+ demographic able to come and see it without an adult. A true Robocop movie would be an ulrta-violent movie that would have bordered an x rating under the old system. Sometimes the studios need to just tell the MPAA to fark themselves when it comes to movies and stick to what the plot of the movie truly dictates.But that will never happen because of the expense of making some of these movies.
 
2012-06-06 10:47:34 PM  

rocky_howard: That's my main point of contention. RoboCop is already one of the grittiest movies ever made. What else can they add to it?


They'll never top this.

God, I love that movie.
 
2012-06-06 10:49:41 PM  
If Hollywood is hot to trot on Verhoeven remakes, I vote for Showgirls with... eh no actress can top Elizabeth Berkley

/"Give the man a farkin' hand!"
 
2012-06-06 11:13:09 PM  

thornhill: As I say in all of these threads on Robocop and Total Recall: without Paul Verhoeven you have no film. He was the auteur behind these movies. Had he not been involved in the originals, they would have been turkeys.

And as others have said, of the many things that made Robocop brilliant was its commentary and satirization of all things 1980s, including urban decay, fear of the Japanese taking over everything, the war on drugs, etc. If you take all of that away, all you're left with is a movie about a cyborg cop. It's not very interesting.


www.moviegoods.com
 
2012-06-06 11:30:43 PM  
Better idea: do a remake of Dead Poets Society, but with Kurtwood Smith playing Clarence Boddicker.
 
2012-06-06 11:42:37 PM  
The only way to improve on the original Robocop is to fix the editing error where you can see the stuntman bounce off the mat after falling from City Hall
 
2012-06-06 11:50:01 PM  
"Yes those biatches deserved to leave and I hope they burn in Hell!!"
 
2012-06-06 11:53:39 PM  
so we know that they squeezed the word *mothereff'er* into the script
 
2012-06-06 11:57:14 PM  
my fav RoboCop quote
*Come quietly or there will be (minor dramatic pause) trouble*
 
2012-06-07 12:14:49 AM  
MUR_phy
 
2012-06-07 12:16:05 AM  
I'd pay a dollar for that!
 
2012-06-07 12:45:09 AM  

expobill: I'd pay a dollar for that!


The line is:

"I'd buy that for a dollar."
 
2012-06-07 01:23:11 AM  

thornhill: expobill: I'd pay a dollar for that!

The line is:

"I'd buy that for a dollar."


t1.gstatic.com

Now just imagine it with Samuel L. Jackson

Yeah,It is just great,
 
2012-06-07 01:52:21 AM  

thornhill: As I say in all of these threads on Robocop and Total Recall: without Paul Verhoeven you have no film. He was the auteur behind these movies. Had he not been involved in the originals, they would have been turkeys.

And as others have said, of the many things that made Robocop brilliant was its commentary and satirization of all things 1980s, including urban decay, fear of the Japanese taking over everything, the war on drugs, etc. If you take all of that away, all you're left with is a movie about a cyborg cop. It's not very interesting.


Pretty much exactly what I was going to try to say, so...THIS.
 
2012-06-07 02:27:43 AM  

Mentat: rocky_howard: That's my main point of contention. RoboCop is already one of the grittiest movies ever made. What else can they add to it?

They'll never top this.

God, I love that movie.


Amen. After the carnage, "Dick, I'm very disappointed" is simply the icing on the cake.
 
2012-06-07 03:05:30 AM  

rjakobi: So...is it going to be more like the comic book?


I'd pay good money to see this:

images.darkhorse.com
 
2012-06-07 03:58:03 AM  
RoboCop vs Jaws

"Your move, crappie."

/dun-dun dun-dun dun-dun dun-dun dun-dun DO-DO DOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
2012-06-07 04:06:02 AM  
Is it going to be as bad as the 2000s tv movie?
 
2012-06-07 04:22:16 AM  

Greenbeanx: Is it going to be as bad as the 2000s tv movie?


Eh, those weren't great, but they were still better than Robobcop 3.

fusillade762: rjakobi: So...is it going to be more like the comic book?

I'd pay good money to see this:

[images.darkhorse.com image 300x469]

As would I. Also, I played the shiat out of the Sega Genesis game of the same name.
 
2012-06-07 04:34:35 AM  

thornhill: As I say in all of these threads on Robocop and Total Recall: without Paul Verhoeven you have no film. He was the auteur behind these movies. Had he not been involved in the originals, they would have been turkeys.

And as others have said, of the many things that made Robocop brilliant was its commentary and satirization of all things 1980s, including urban decay, fear of the Japanese taking over everything, the war on drugs, etc. If you take all of that away, all you're left with is a movie about a cyborg cop. It's not very interesting.


How about if the cyborg cop hunts down 12 year-old kids that are getting people addicted to Facebook and trying to take over the city with iPads?

Brutal shiat.
 
2012-06-07 07:21:59 AM  

Lurk sober post drunk: peter weller is robocop. always will be, in my book. i realize people don't really read my book.


You can't remake Robocop. You can only make a Robocop imitation. You can't out-do the original; that's why they're called 'original.'

/you have to see the whole trilogy
 
2012-06-07 07:26:27 AM  

thornhill: expobill: I'd pay a dollar for that!

The line is:

"I'd buy that for a dollar."


www.iamnickarmstrong.com
 
2012-06-07 07:28:09 AM  
farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-06-07 08:49:34 AM  
Never mind a remake, I just find it amusing that they took one of the most violent and gritty movies ever made and turned it into a kid's cartoon.
 
2012-06-07 08:52:04 AM  
Does OCP look like a Biatch?!
 
2012-06-07 09:15:58 AM  
He didn't drop one single F-bomb in the Avengers, he couldn't because it was PG-13. So to balance that out, he has to do a film where he can cuss all he wants
 
2012-06-07 09:32:37 AM  
I actually watched Robocop as a little kid. My mom rented it for me thinking it was some silly action movie kids could watch. ED-209 scared the crap out of me. I re-watched it recently and I found that the jerky stop-motion animation is what actually makes it an ominous and menacing creature. If they re-invent the character as a CGI contraption, I don't think they're going to be able to inflect any personality on it.
 
2012-06-07 09:34:28 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: He didn't drop one single F-bomb in the Avengers, he couldn't because it was PG-13. So to balance that out, he has to do a film where he can cuss all he wants


I'll bet my middle nut that this will be a PG-13.
 
2012-06-07 09:59:33 AM  
28.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-06-07 10:16:00 AM  

Shrink: Mentat: rocky_howard: That's my main point of contention. RoboCop is already one of the grittiest movies ever made. What else can they add to it?

They'll never top this.

God, I love that movie.

Amen. After the carnage, "Dick, I'm very disappointed" is simply the icing on the cake.


Somebody wanna calla goddamn paramedic?
 
Displayed 50 of 53 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report