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(Deadline)   The Lego Movie continues to block all newcomers and retain its #1 spot at the box office. At #2 is the Kevin Hart remake About Last Night, which is on track to bring in $34 million.However, the other 80s remake, Robocop, was DOA   (deadline.com) divider line 107
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2014-02-16 10:13:42 AM
Still sort of want to see the new Robocop movie but that's only because there's barely anything else out that I kind of want to see.
 
2014-02-16 10:20:23 AM
I see I'm not the only one who wouldn't buy Robocop for a dollar. Or ten dollars. Anyway, I'd rather see the LEGO Movie again than either of those two.
 
2014-02-16 10:48:05 AM
I want to see the new Robocop movie and The Lego Movie, but I generally wait to watch movies until after they come out on Blu-Ray. I personally don't let "how many people wanted to and were able to go see the movie at the theater" determine whether or not I'll enjoy it. But if being in agreement with whoever the fark those people are is important to you, okay.
 
2014-02-16 10:53:33 AM
Roboflop

/amirite?
 
2014-02-16 10:54:58 AM
Was there a market for a Robocop movie?  Seems a bad idea to make an expensive remaking a very old cult favorite.  Seems as misguided in its way as, say, Ender's Game.  There's no market there at all.
 
2014-02-16 10:55:11 AM
SPACESHIP!
 
2014-02-16 10:56:52 AM
I had no idea there was a Robocop remake...

I should get out more
 
2014-02-16 10:59:19 AM
I thought Idiocracy wasn't for another 500 years!
 
2014-02-16 11:00:41 AM
I'm not surprised LEGO learned the craft of movie making because the LOTR and Marvel games are full of 5 minute cut scenes at every checkpoint now.
 
2014-02-16 11:05:03 AM

StopLurkListen: SPACESHIP!



The only thing missing from that film was...

RELEASE THE KRAGLE!!!!

/or, I could have missed it because I was laughing so damn hard
 
2014-02-16 11:07:08 AM
Who wants to see a PG-13 Robocop?
Maybe it's a message that adults want to watch movies for adults.
 
2014-02-16 11:08:51 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Roboflop

/amirite?


Biatches, LEAVE!

/That movie kicked ass
//We just won't talk about the sequels :(
 
2014-02-16 11:11:12 AM

RoyFokker'sGhost: StopLurkListen: SPACESHIP!


The only thing missing from that film was...

RELEASE THE KRAGLE!!!!

/or, I could have missed it because I was laughing so damn hard


You missed it.
 
2014-02-16 11:12:34 AM
Robocop is in theaters?
 
2014-02-16 11:12:57 AM

RoyFokker'sGhost: StopLurkListen: SPACESHIP!

The only thing missing from that film was...

RELEASE THE KRAGLE!!!!

/or, I could have missed it because I was laughing so damn hard


Liam Neeson had the line "Release the copper choppers". Not quite as direct a reference, but the adults I was around picked up on it.
 
2014-02-16 11:13:36 AM
This is not be a bummer, but I've been hit with Sudden Onset Hearing Loss just this past week.  I've gone deaf in one ear.  Other ear is fine, but the deaf ear is just solid tinnitus.  They have prescribed a heavy regimen of prednisone for the next two weeks and the hope is that will restore it.  Problem is right now the cause is unknown.  It usually is some kind of viral infection of the cochlea, but I have an MRI scheduled also.

Why do I point this out?  Because I really want to see The Lego Movie, but I'm a) disappointed that I won't get the full theater sound experience and b) a little concerned now about whether I should consider earplugs from now on when going to a movie since the volume is always extremely loud.
 
2014-02-16 11:13:51 AM
God did RoboCop suck. Maybe laughed once. Seemed like a Syfy Movie of the week. Wait for the $redbox
 
2014-02-16 11:14:36 AM

Farty McPooPants: Who wants to see a PG-13 Robocop?
Maybe it's a message that adults want to watch movies for adults.


If it were R-rated it might have done even worse.  Adults as a whole don't go to movies.  That ship has sailed and they're likely never going back.
 
2014-02-16 11:17:04 AM
Why would I want to watch a Robocop movie with no dark satire, no social commentary, no over-the-top blood squibs and no R rating?!

What kinda shiat is that? That's not Robocop, that's Robocop 3.
 
2014-02-16 11:18:27 AM
DOA or DUI?

/Hates his anti-drinking campaign.
//The new Robocop seems like a pussy
 
2014-02-16 11:23:12 AM
Stop remaking shiat!
 
2014-02-16 11:27:10 AM
They should have made Lego Robocop. I'd watch that.
 
2014-02-16 11:28:50 AM

StopLurkListen: RoyFokker'sGhost: StopLurkListen: SPACESHIP!

The only thing missing from that film was...

RELEASE THE KRAGLE!!!!

/or, I could have missed it because I was laughing so damn hard

Liam Neeson had the line "Release the copper choppers". Not quite as direct a reference, but the adults I was around picked up on it.


I'll just have to watch it again, then.

Although it's both awesome and sad that the LEGO Movie has more depth and layers to it than 90% of 'grown up' movies.
 
2014-02-16 11:34:37 AM

Nabb1: I see I'm not the only one who wouldn't buy Robocop for a dollar. Or ten dollars. Anyway, I'd rather see the LEGO Movie again than either of those two.


I might see it for $1.50, which is how much the budget theater down the highway charges...

/ not sure if it's worth spending ~2 hours of my limited lifespan watching, however...
 
2014-02-16 11:45:59 AM

RoyFokker'sGhost: StopLurkListen: RoyFokker'sGhost: StopLurkListen: SPACESHIP!

The only thing missing from that film was...

RELEASE THE KRAGLE!!!!

/or, I could have missed it because I was laughing so damn hard

Liam Neeson had the line "Release the copper choppers". Not quite as direct a reference, but the adults I was around picked up on it.

I'll just have to watch it again, then.

Although it's both awesome and sad that the LEGO Movie has more depth and layers to it than 90% of 'grown up' movies.


I friggin loved the Lego movie. I still collect LEGOs occasionally, but even then I wasn't expecting the movie to be as good as it was. Nor was I expecting Will Ferrell to be a caricature of myself when it comes to my collection vs my kids collection. Nor was I expecting that there were many more just like me, judging by the uncomfortable laughter in the audience during that scene.
 
2014-02-16 11:52:17 AM

RoyFokker'sGhost: Although it's both awesome and sad that the LEGO Movie has more depth and layers to it than 90% of 'grown up' movies.


It confirms my suspicion that the best dramatic writers, editors, producers, etc. have all left cinema for television.

Think about it... dramatic TV for the last 10-15 years or so has blown away everything from the 60+ years that came before it. At the same time, non-family-friendly movies for the last 10-15 years have been completely formulaic and uninteresting. I think that's why we're seeing a decent number of upper-middle-tier film stars cross over to television... they are the ones who are more interested in the story than the paycheck.
 
2014-02-16 11:56:28 AM

ThatBillmanGuy: RoyFokker'sGhost: StopLurkListen: RoyFokker'sGhost: StopLurkListen: SPACESHIP!

The only thing missing from that film was...

RELEASE THE KRAGLE!!!!

/or, I could have missed it because I was laughing so damn hard

Liam Neeson had the line "Release the copper choppers". Not quite as direct a reference, but the adults I was around picked up on it.

I'll just have to watch it again, then.

Although it's both awesome and sad that the LEGO Movie has more depth and layers to it than 90% of 'grown up' movies.

I friggin loved the Lego movie. I still collect LEGOs occasionally, but even then I wasn't expecting the movie to be as good as it was. Nor was I expecting Will Ferrell to be a caricature of myself when it comes to my collection vs my kids collection. Nor was I expecting that there were many more just like me, judging by the uncomfortable laughter in the audience during that scene.


Agreed.

Also, Will Arnett is now the 2nd best Batman after Kevin Conroy.
 
2014-02-16 12:03:50 PM
I saw the Robocop movie, it sucked balls.
 
2014-02-16 12:04:01 PM
Robocop was okay, but no less disposable than the remake of Total Recall.
 
2014-02-16 12:06:10 PM
I didn't realize Robocop came out yet.  Was mildly interested in it, might catch it on Netflix or something. Didn't really have any interest in the Lego movie, and based on the "blooper" thing in the Video tab yesterday, still not really interested in seeing it. There really haven't been many movies I'm interested in lately, though, so..
 
2014-02-16 12:06:44 PM

RoyFokker'sGhost: Agreed.

Also, Will Arnett is now the 2nd best Batman after Kevin Conroy.


Darkness!

No Parents!

Really Rich.

Kinda makes it better.
 
2014-02-16 12:16:35 PM
DC just announced that the Justice League movie will be made with Mega Bloks.
 
2014-02-16 12:18:02 PM

QT_3.14159: RoyFokker'sGhost: Agreed.

Also, Will Arnett is now the 2nd best Batman after Kevin Conroy.

Darkness!

No Parents!

Really Rich.

Kinda makes it better.


First try!!!
 
2014-02-16 12:30:47 PM

BATMANATEE: DC just announced that the Justice League movie will be made with Mega Bloks.


You say that as if it's an insult.  Mega minifigs are 30x cooler than Lego minisucks.  Hell, if they had made this movie with Megaminis, the movie actually could have been entirely stop-motion with only faces needing CGI.
 
2014-02-16 12:34:09 PM
They should remake Tron next.
 
2014-02-16 12:38:35 PM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Was there a market for a Robocop movie?  Seems a bad idea to make an expensive remaking a very old cult favorite.  Seems as misguided in its way as, say, Ender's Game.  There's no market there at all.


That's been my question about all the 80's action remakes that Hollywood's been greenlighting in the last couple years. Who on earth keeps asking for them?

Conan, Total Recall, Red Dawn, Judge Dredd (okay, technically that's 90s), and now this. Pretty much all of them have flopped at the box office, so you'd think the studios would get the message at this point that there's no audience for these films. Young people have no interest in seeing them because they never grew up on them so the nostalgia hook won't bite. And the older crowd likely won't want to watch a bastardized remake of their childhood memories that stars new actors that they don't care about. They would probably much rather just go see another Expendables sequel instead.
 
2014-02-16 12:39:26 PM
Saw Robocop and it's an OK movie, it's fine.  Not as good as, say, the newer Judge Dredd, but not quite as bland and pointless as Total Recall remake.  It's completely forgettable, but for a barren wasteland of movies in February, worth watching.  I guess.

So... that's not a real recommendation, it's a *meh, it wasn't the worst thing I've ever seen*.
 
2014-02-16 12:48:38 PM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Was there a market for a Robocop movie?  Seems a bad idea to make an expensive remaking a very old cult favorite.  Seems as misguided in its way as, say, Ender's Game.  There's no market there at all.

That's been my question about all the 80's action remakes that Hollywood's been greenlighting in the last couple years. Who on earth keeps asking for them?

Conan, Total Recall, Red Dawn, Judge Dredd (okay, technically that's 90s), and now this. Pretty much all of them have flopped at the box office, so you'd think the studios would get the message at this point that there's no audience for these films. Young people have no interest in seeing them because they never grew up on them so the nostalgia hook won't bite. And the older crowd likely won't want to watch a bastardized remake of their childhood memories that stars new actors that they don't care about. They would probably much rather just go see another Expendables sequel instead.


I can only guess some of those kids who loved those movies are in positions of power and are getting them greenlighted now, whether as execs or in other roles.  Also it's still safer to take established intellectual properties than try to start something completely new.

But yeah, it's sucky.  I can't stand superheroes and I also can't stand distant shadows of the strange Total Recalls and Robocops of my youth.
 
2014-02-16 12:55:35 PM
Robocop was GOOD I gave it a 7/10 on the IMDB.

/loves me some Abbie Cornish
 
2014-02-16 12:56:17 PM
Pretty sure "release the kragle" was in there.

But...

Everything is Awesome!
 
2014-02-16 12:58:06 PM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Was there a market for a Robocop movie?  Seems a bad idea to make an expensive remaking a very old cult favorite.  Seems as misguided in its way as, say, Ender's Game.  There's no market there at all.

That's been my question about all the 80's action remakes that Hollywood's been greenlighting in the last couple years. Who on earth keeps asking for them?

Conan, Total Recall, Red Dawn, Judge Dredd (okay, technically that's 90s), and now this. Pretty much all of them have flopped at the box office, so you'd think the studios would get the message at this point that there's no audience for these films. Young people have no interest in seeing them because they never grew up on them so the nostalgia hook won't bite. And the older crowd likely won't want to watch a bastardized remake of their childhood memories that stars new actors that they don't care about. They would probably much rather just go see another Expendables sequel instead.


I find it weird also, these remakes with no audience, like the Honeymooners one with African Americans. No one who remembers the original would want to see it and nobody young would know why they should care. Conversely, they could remake the Breakfast Club every 3 years for each new group of high schoolers and hasnt done so
 
2014-02-16 12:58:50 PM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: Judge Dredd


One of the reasons that I liked the idea of a remake for that one (and a rule that I wish would be applied when they get greenlit in the future) was that the original movie was terrible. If you're going to remake something, do it for something that was bad the first time around.
 
2014-02-16 01:00:12 PM

the_vegetarian_cannibal: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Was there a market for a Robocop movie?  Seems a bad idea to make an expensive remaking a very old cult favorite.  Seems as misguided in its way as, say, Ender's Game.  There's no market there at all.

That's been my question about all the 80's action remakes that Hollywood's been greenlighting in the last couple years. Who on earth keeps asking for them?

Conan, Total Recall, Red Dawn, Judge Dredd (okay, technically that's 90s), and now this. Pretty much all of them have flopped at the box office, so you'd think the studios would get the message at this point that there's no audience for these films. Young people have no interest in seeing them because they never grew up on them so the nostalgia hook won't bite. And the older crowd likely won't want to watch a bastardized remake of their childhood memories that stars new actors that they don't care about. They would probably much rather just go see another Expendables sequel instead.


Actually, the new Dredd movie was really good. So good, it almost washes away the taint of the Stalone movie from your mind. People didn't go see it because the memory of that abomination was still fresh. Watch Dredd if you haven't seen it yet, you'll be happy you did.

The Conan film had potential, especially since Jason Momoa looks more like REH's description in the stories. The big problem was that the creator of the Age of Conan MMO was one of the producers, and the movie turned into a 2 hour ad for what had become a free - to play game at that point. Seriously, when they showed Conan home village in the movie, it looked exactly like it does in the game. Also, the necromancy and Acheron were also straight out of the game. It really ruined the potential that movie had.
 
2014-02-16 01:03:11 PM

JohnnyC: I want to see the new Robocop movie and The Lego Movie, but I generally wait to watch movies until after they come out on Blu-Ray. I personally don't let "how many people wanted to and were able to go see the movie at the theater" determine whether or not I'll enjoy it. But if being in agreement with whoever the fark those people are is important to you, okay.


How can you have an account for over 11 years and just now be passing judgement on these threads?\

Farking hipsters.... :p
 
2014-02-16 01:07:38 PM
My wife and I saw The LEGO Movie for Valentine's Day. It did not disappoint. It was probably the most fun I've had in a theatre in years.
 
2014-02-16 01:15:08 PM
I want to see the LEGO movie so bad.
 
2014-02-16 01:21:45 PM
When i was in third grade a chinese kid stole all my Legos.

No.  Never again.  There's still a scar.
 
2014-02-16 01:23:58 PM

Bane of Broone: JohnnyC: I want to see the new Robocop movie and The Lego Movie, but I generally wait to watch movies until after they come out on Blu-Ray. I personally don't let "how many people wanted to and were able to go see the movie at the theater" determine whether or not I'll enjoy it. But if being in agreement with whoever the fark those people are is important to you, okay.

How can you have an account for over 11 years and just now be passing judgement on these threads?\

Farking hipsters.... :p


I only come to these threads because they are a nice summary of the current movies that are out with reviews by farkers.
 
2014-02-16 01:27:08 PM
Lego movie entertained me and my wife, we're in our thirties. And my 4 and 12 year old liked it.
 
2014-02-16 01:28:46 PM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Farty McPooPants: Who wants to see a PG-13 Robocop?
Maybe it's a message that adults want to watch movies for adults.

If it were R-rated it might have done even worse.  Adults as a whole don't go to movies.  That ship has sailed and they're likely never going back.


They'll show up for good R-rated movies, like Ted or Django Unchained.
 
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