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Usually we have to wait until the week of a movie's release before a critic starts trashing it, but in the case of next year's Robocop remake, it's being criticized before they've even gone into production!
Drew McWeeny, who is not a new character on Grey's Anatomy, but rather a critic for site HitFix recently took to Twitter to give his impressions on the script for RoboCop, a remake of Paul Verhoeven's classic 1987 film about a cop killed in the line of duty resurrected as a powerful cyborg. The film is set to go into production next month for an August 9th, 2013 release.
McWeeny describes the script at one point as making his stomach hurt "very, very badly" and suggests the film will be worse than the much panned Total Recall remake saying Total Recall will look like a materpiece in comparison. Ouch! Tell us how you really feel McWeeny.
In addition to giving the script a good thrashing, McWeeny also gave some details on what we can expect from the remake, so if you want to go in fresh, you may want to check out one of our other great shows. Okay, so apparently Alex Murphy will get several versions of the RoboCop suit, including one that is a "high-tech version of the 80's suit," but it's quickly laughed away by a focus group of criminals. A fourth version of the suit, which we assume will be the final version, is described as "a cop on steroids painted metallic blue" that McWeeny compares to a Transformer.
The script also seems to have several scenes that gives winks to the original film, including having a reporter say "I think it's safe to say that Alex Murphy is now part man, part machine, ALL COP!" And when shown mock-ups of RoboCop action figures, the head of the OCP project says, "Are you kidding? I wouldn't buy that for a dollar!"
McWeeny definitely makes us cringe at what RoboCop might end up looking like when it hits theaters next summer, but we do have to remember that scripts are constantly changing and with director Jose Padhilla behind the camera and a cast that includes Gary Oldman and Samuel L. Jackson along with Joel Kinnaman as Murphy, we're still ready to give this remake a chance., but what about you? Do you think RoboCop is already doomed or is a review of a script too premature to make a real judgment? Let us know in the comments and be sure to subscribe to our channel for the latest news on your favorite movies. I'm Erin Darling and we'll see you soon!