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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.
 
2014-02-16 01:30:08 PM  

AdrienVeidt: 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.


They would have twice the budget after half the blocks don't stick together, or bond with each other is some infernal transmutation and a satanic rite that only break fluid could unmake.
 
2014-02-16 01:45:18 PM  

Marc L'Hommedieu: When i was in third grade a chinese kid stole all my Legos.


That was no kid, it was the famous Chinese spy "Black Dragon" who used those legos to make realistic models of things like the SR-72 to ship back to the motherland.
 
2014-02-16 01:45:53 PM  
Robocop tanked? heh more proof Hollywood never learns its a bad a idea to shiat on the source material when doing a remake.
 
2014-02-16 01:46:30 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: AdrienVeidt: 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.

They would have twice the budget after half the blocks don't stick together, or bond with each other is some infernal transmutation and a satanic rite that only break fluid could unmake.


Coffee?
 
2014-02-16 02:02:54 PM  
You guys are out of your minds. The new RoboCop was awesome! He reminded me of Metal Gear Solid's Gray Fox.

The story stayed the same yet went into a different direction.

I enjoyed it and rank it just as good as the original in my book.
 
2014-02-16 02:04:47 PM  
Robocop tanking is a surprise.   Considering some of the stupid shiat that wins the weekly box office, I thought the same flock of retards would have lined up to see this crap.
 
2014-02-16 02:33:28 PM  

Ishkur: 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.


The movie is certainly mediocre, but there is social commentary there. The most obvious is our place as world police, the separation of humanity from war via drone technology amd corporate influence on public opinion and politics. Less overtly discussed are the biological and medical ethics regarding what they've done to Murphy, the nature of his humanity and his free will and whether he even "owns" his own body anymore.
 
2014-02-16 02:45:20 PM  
The LEGO Movie was awesome. It would have still made a kajillion dollars even if it were merely passable, so the fact that they got it so right is exactly in line with what you'd expect from Lego as a brand -- obsessed with the tiny details, and yet accessible to even the most casual of audiences. (The group I went with was all women, and none of them, save myself, grew up playing Legos. Everyone in the group loved it.)

Every frame of that film oozed with richness. When the home version comes out, I plan to hit pause frequently and savor the details built into the worlds.

What I enjoyed about it most was the way the story got to the height of craziness and then hit a huge tonal shift that made complete sense and which changed the way I was thinking about the movie without ruining the rest of the story. It's really, really hard to do something like that right, and they nailed it.
 
2014-02-16 03:06:30 PM  
The Dredd remake was good for a few reasons:

-Did not waste time setting up a backstory, just went right into the action
-Special effects were good
-Actors did a great job
-Really no dead spots in the movie

Dredd is now streaming on Netflix. It's worth seeing if you haven't seen it yet.
 
2014-02-16 03:15:41 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: AdrienVeidt: 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.

They would have twice the budget after half the blocks don't stick together, or bond with each other is some infernal transmutation and a satanic rite that only break fluid could unmake.


Sure, if the movie were being made a decade ago.  Please try to keep up with the toy industry, grandpa.
 
2014-02-16 03:17:45 PM  

Apocalyptic Inferno: The movie is certainly mediocre, but there is social commentary there. The most obvious is our place as world police, the separation of humanity from war via drone technology amd corporate influence on public opinion and politics. Less overtly discussed are the biological and medical ethics regarding what they've done to Murphy, the nature of his humanity and his free will and whether he even "owns" his own body anymore.


So it's Bladerunner meets Terminator Salvation meets Total Recall meets Battlestar Galactica meets Team America. It's a Frankenstein of already well-hashed out sci-fi ideas explored more thoroughly in other movies and TV shows.

That's just farking fantastic.
 
2014-02-16 03:21:24 PM  
You people need to see Winter's Tale. Friggin' awesome.
 
2014-02-16 03:26:49 PM  

red5ish: They should remake Tron next.


Why not Lawnmower Man?
 
2014-02-16 03:30:18 PM  
Robocop was ok, better than Robocop 3.
 
2014-02-16 03:37:30 PM  

skinink: The Dredd remake was good for a few reasons:

-Did not waste time setting up a backstory, just went right into the action
-Special effects were good
-Actors did a great job
-Really no dead spots in the movie

Dredd is now streaming on Netflix. It's worth seeing if you haven't seen it yet.


It was well done, but my wife couldn't help but refer to Dredd as GrumpyCop because of the constant frown.
 
2014-02-16 03:37:40 PM  

Marc L'Hommedieu: When i was in third grade a chinese kid stole all my Legos.

No.  Never again.  There's still a scar.


And then later they stole our government's tech, thanks to Bill Clinton.
 
2014-02-16 04:21:18 PM  

Mad_Radhu: skinink: The Dredd remake was good for a few reasons:

-Did not waste time setting up a backstory, just went right into the action
-Special effects were good
-Actors did a great job
-Really no dead spots in the movie

Dredd is now streaming on Netflix. It's worth seeing if you haven't seen it yet.

It was well done, but my wife couldn't help but refer to Dredd as GrumpyCop because of the constant frown.


Dredd really is not known as a happy-go-lucky character.
 
2014-02-16 04:36:37 PM  
Really liked The Lego Movie and God help me I dove headfirst into the ocean of sap that is Winter's Tale, but it was quite good too.   I can see why it has 14% on RT or whatever, but fark it.
 
2014-02-16 04:52:15 PM  
I could not believe just how good The Lego Movie was, right down to the chewed-up, battered and faded look that Spaceman Ben had. Methinks that most of the people working on that flick broke out their old Foot Destroyer collections with their kids throughout production.

/Still a touch disappointed that there was no visible Blacktron or other unified Space themes visible, but maybe I missed it. Way too much to take in.
//Well, the number on Emmet's instructions to start the day are actually the model number for the Aerial Intruder, so maybe that counts.
 
2014-02-16 04:54:41 PM  
Robocop was exactly what I expected it to be: Elite Squad with robots.

It joins other fantastic and memorable remakes such as Total Recall, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Psycho, etc.
 
2014-02-16 05:08:03 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.



What a load of shiat film. So aimless and dull, I'm sure even pedofiles would have walked out of this annoying kiddy flick. One kid was like this 3ft high teen with a rat's face. And he was the most interesting character!
 
2014-02-16 05:08:25 PM  
Dredd was a reboot of a comic book property where the first movie really sucked and should be forgotten.

It shouldn't be listed with pointless remakes of a classic movies like Robocop.
 
2014-02-16 05:12:31 PM  

SomeoneDumb: red5ish: They should remake Tron next.

Why not Lawnmower Man?


a great 11 minute remake was just released


where are my testicles Summer?
 
2014-02-16 05:12:50 PM  
The Lego Movie was a retelling of the Matrix.  Discuss.
 
2014-02-16 05:18:30 PM  

static2.wikia.nocookie.net


"Delicious remakes.  We must have them."

 
2014-02-16 05:20:50 PM  

CodeMonkey4Life: Dredd was a reboot of a comic book property where the first movie really sucked and should be forgotten.

It shouldn't be listed with pointless remakes of a classic movies like Robocop.


Dredd 2012 was the closest this world will ever get to another decent Robocop flick.  Good Christ, it kicked all kinds of ass.  Absolute brutality from start to finish.

Loved it.
 
2014-02-16 05:23:07 PM  

BafflerMeal: The Lego Movie was a retelling of the Matrix.  Discuss.


Yep but a damn good retelling in lego-form.
 
2014-02-16 05:36:46 PM  

BadReligion: Mad_Radhu: skinink: The Dredd remake was good for a few reasons:

-Did not waste time setting up a backstory, just went right into the action
-Special effects were good
-Actors did a great job
-Really no dead spots in the movie

Dredd is now streaming on Netflix. It's worth seeing if you haven't seen it yet.

It was well done, but my wife couldn't help but refer to Dredd as GrumpyCop because of the constant frown.

Dredd really is not known as a happy-go-lucky character.


Yeah, it was true to the characters, but the constant frown reminded her a bit too much of a certain cat.
 
2014-02-16 05:48:06 PM  
Since when is third place DOA? Compared to an animated (soon to be) juggernaut and a romantic comedy with Kevin Hart as the top 2?
 
2014-02-16 05:50:47 PM  

Durendal: I could not believe just how good The Lego Movie was


No kidding.   "Everything is AWESOME!!!" getting performed at next year's Oscars and winning Original Song will be highly amusing too.
 
2014-02-16 05:55:33 PM  

Durendal: I could not believe just how good The Lego Movie was, right down to the chewed-up, battered and faded look that Spaceman Ben had. Methinks that most of the people working on that flick broke out their old Foot Destroyer collections with their kids throughout production.

/Still a touch disappointed that there was no visible Blacktron or other unified Space themes visible, but maybe I missed it. Way too much to take in.
//Well, the number on Emmet's instructions to start the day are actually the model number for the Aerial Intruder, so maybe that counts.


Agree that they got all the details right.  It will take multiple viewings to catch everything we missed the first time around.

Our only complaint is that none of the Star Wars characters was a Master Builder, and there were no Indiana Jones references (that Lego game is a staple in our house).

/Everything is Awesome!!
//Unless you have a four-year-old that sings the song repeatedly...
 
2014-02-16 05:55:41 PM  

robsul82: Durendal: I could not believe just how good The Lego Movie was

No kidding.   "Everything is AWESOME!!!" getting performed at next year's Oscars and winning Original Song will be highly amusing too.


Spaceship!  Spaceship!  Spaceship!
 
2014-02-16 06:22:49 PM  
My kids and I just saw the Lego movie a few hours ago and I squee'd through the whole thing. It was fantastic. Kids thoroughly enjoyed it too. It'll be one of the few movies I will have ever bought on its dvd release date.
 
2014-02-16 06:26:52 PM  

Mad_Radhu: BadReligion: Mad_Radhu: skinink: The Dredd remake was good for a few reasons:

-Did not waste time setting up a backstory, just went right into the action
-Special effects were good
-Actors did a great job
-Really no dead spots in the movie

Dredd is now streaming on Netflix. It's worth seeing if you haven't seen it yet.

It was well done, but my wife couldn't help but refer to Dredd as GrumpyCop because of the constant frown.

Dredd really is not known as a happy-go-lucky character.

Yeah, it was true to the characters, but the constant frown reminded her a bit too much of a certain cat.


Someone with skills really needs to photoshop a Judge's helmet on that particular cat...
 
2014-02-16 07:09:52 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Mad_Radhu: BadReligion: Mad_Radhu: skinink: The Dredd remake was good for a few reasons:

-Did not waste time setting up a backstory, just went right into the action
-Special effects were good
-Actors did a great job
-Really no dead spots in the movie

Dredd is now streaming on Netflix. It's worth seeing if you haven't seen it yet.

It was well done, but my wife couldn't help but refer to Dredd as GrumpyCop because of the constant frown.

Dredd really is not known as a happy-go-lucky character.

Yeah, it was true to the characters, but the constant frown reminded her a bit too much of a certain cat.

Someone with skills really needs to photoshop a Judge's helmet on that particular cat...


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-16 07:28:58 PM  
PG-13 Robocop?  I wouldn't buy that for a dollar.
 
2014-02-16 07:32:09 PM  

eddievercetti: Robocop was ok, better than Robocop 3.


Cooler than the sun
More shallow than the ocean.
 
2014-02-16 07:43:33 PM  
GOOD.
Now get your ass back to the set of 'The Killing'
 
2014-02-16 07:48:48 PM  

robsul82: Really liked The Lego Movie and God help me I dove headfirst into the ocean of sap that is Winter's Tale, but it was quite good too.   I can see why it has 14% on RT or whatever, but fark it.


Nice try, but I don't think we're gonna fool anyone into seeing Winter's Tale.
 
2014-02-16 08:42:30 PM  

chewielouie: robsul82: Really liked The Lego Movie and God help me I dove headfirst into the ocean of sap that is Winter's Tale, but it was quite good too.   I can see why it has 14% on RT or whatever, but fark it.

Nice try, but I don't think we're gonna fool anyone into seeing Winter's Tale.


If you saw Winter's Tale, I'm sorry your significant other has your testicles in their purse.
 
2014-02-16 08:50:11 PM  
www.insideredbox.com
I'll buy that for a dollar!

Okay, a $1.20, then.
 
2014-02-16 09:01:06 PM  

Fano: 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.


Although the only superheros in the movie are DC characters.
 
2014-02-16 09:03:03 PM  
Just saw The Lego Movie and it was more awesome than I even thought possible. It goes to a place that I never saw coming, and yet, was perfectly set up from the beginning. The layers of depth on this movie are amazing, and it's also really, really funny.

Plus, you know, BATMAN!

/"I only work in black. And sometimes, very, very dark gray."
 
2014-02-16 09:04:08 PM  

Ishkur: 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.


The funny thing is that except for the R rating, the LEGO movie has all that. A character has their head popped off right on camera, for pete's sake.
 
2014-02-16 09:05:11 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Fano: 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.

Although the only superheros in the movie are DC characters.


If you haven't checked out the Lego Marvel movie, you really should. It's on Netflix and really worth your 22 minutes.
 
2014-02-16 09:13:41 PM  

clkeagle: 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.


Budget. It's the same reason you see the same set of actors used for everything, and the reason the stories are generic to the point of being interchangeable. It's the same story with the game industry, where budgets, development, and in general ramp up time is so great that games 'have' to be made to appeal to as wide an audience as possible to recoup the cost.  Sure they might make a ton of money, but in theory a flop could result in a house being shut down.

Television is faster, cheaper, more nimble, and increasingly able to get away with more drama, gore, tits, etc. than movies.

Plus 'television' these days encompasses HBO, Netflix, and other non-standard cable companies who can and do push the envelope with writing and content (Orange is the new black: aka let's show tits in every scene).

Movies will continue to be more sort of washed out and by the numbers, I'd imagine, because I can't see the cost going down. I do expect to see a rise in reasonable Indy houses producing sort of normal stuff rather than the obtuse things they make now.
 
2014-02-16 09:44:47 PM  

chewielouie: robsul82: Really liked The Lego Movie and God help me I dove headfirst into the ocean of sap that is Winter's Tale, but it was quite good too.   I can see why it has 14% on RT or whatever, but fark it.

Nice try, but I don't think we're gonna fool anyone into seeing Winter's Tale.


I'm sorry, it got me right in the sweet spot of my sap tolerance!  lol
 
2014-02-16 10:41:00 PM  

soporific: If you haven't checked out the Lego Marvel movie, you really should. It's on Netflix and really worth your 22 minutes.


Isn't it just the cutscenes from the game stitched together?
 
2014-02-16 10:59:39 PM  

Neums: soporific: If you haven't checked out the Lego Marvel movie, you really should. It's on Netflix and really worth your 22 minutes.

Isn't it just the cutscenes from the game stitched together?


Actually, no, it's a completely new story.
 
2014-02-16 11:07:11 PM  
Oh man the LEGO movie was greatness. I loved how its essentially the Matrix.

/ it's a double decker couch!
 
2014-02-16 11:21:36 PM  

soporific: Neums: soporific: If you haven't checked out the Lego Marvel movie, you really should. It's on Netflix and really worth your 22 minutes.

Isn't it just the cutscenes from the game stitched together?

Actually, no, it's a completely new story.


Maybe I'm thinking of the Lego DC one. I think that was just the scenes from Lego Batman 2 stitched together.
 
2014-02-16 11:30:12 PM  

AdrienVeidt: Mega minifigs are 30x cooler than Lego minisucks.


warosu.org
 
2014-02-16 11:42:41 PM  
Huh.  I wasn't aware that Our Robocop Remake even had a theatrical release...

/doesn't know what other 2014 Robocop film they could be referring to
 
2014-02-17 01:30:51 AM  

AkaranD: Pretty sure "release the kragle" was in there.

But...

Everything is Awesome!



goddammit now that's stuck in my head again.  And now you OWE me.  I've erased the good cop.
 
2014-02-17 03:56:39 AM  
Wow, Frozen still at 2,100 theaters...

I'm like a total nerd and 32, and my peers say I should see Lego, so I guess I'll see that.  I saw Lone Survivor this weekend.  That makes 3 movies I want to see: RoboCop, Lego, and Monument Men.

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


Just thinking about Ted makes me laugh.  In my opinion, it replaced The Hangover as the funniest movie of the last decade.
 
2014-02-17 04:14:53 AM  
The new Robocop is just further proof that some movies cannot be remade simply because they are a product of their time. Robocop was a definitively 80s movie, from the over-the-top violence that seemed to be in every action movie back then to the Cold War paranoia to the weasely cokeheaded executive that set the whole godawful mess into motion.

Some movies just don't exist well outside of their original timeframe, like The Wild Bunch, The Warriors, Pulp Fiction, and Blazing Saddles.

Plus, sorry, remake, but no Red Foreman, no money for you from me.
 
2014-02-17 10:48:55 PM  

robsul82: chewielouie: robsul82: Really liked The Lego Movie and God help me I dove headfirst into the ocean of sap that is Winter's Tale, but it was quite good too.   I can see why it has 14% on RT or whatever, but fark it.

Nice try, but I don't think we're gonna fool anyone into seeing Winter's Tale.

I'm sorry, it got me right in the sweet spot of my sap tolerance!  lol


I'll never understand why some people commit crimes in movie theaters, but if reports of people shooting themselves while watching Winter's Tale started coming in . . . I'd understand that.
 
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