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Trailer for RoboCop (2014)

RoboCop (2014) poster

RoboCop (2014)

When I first heard about this reboot of the original RoboCop (1987), I just had to laugh.  Hollywood continues to run out of ideas and therefore they continue to recycle old ideas.  I disagreed with this remake at first, but after seeing the trailer, I changed my mind.  Obviously technology has come a long way in the last 27 years and that could help to make this RoboCop better than the original.

The film takes place in Detroit in 2028.  A cop (Joel Kinnaman) gets badly injured and is fixed up with robot parts in order to function again.  OmniCorp is the company responsible for putting him back together again.  Instead of simply doing the bare minimum to put the cop back together, OmniCorp decides to go all out and make this part man, part robot a supercop.  The result is RoboCop.

The film is directed by Jose Padilha and the rest of the noteworthy cast includes Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Jay Baruchel, Jackie Earl Haley, Miguel Ferrer, Aimee Garcia, Michael K. Williams, and Zach Grenier.

The film looks sort of like a cross between Dredd (2012) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).

This new RoboCop has a better cast than the original and far better technology to work with.  The deck is stacked in favor of this reboot being better than the original.  It is bound to have tons of good action and awesome special effects.

The film is set to release on 02/07/2014.