More from the cop of the future

It’s another day and I was sent earlier the new trailer for the, in my experience, pointless remake of the 80s classic Robocop.

I have just read in the press release one of the dreaded phases, if not the exact one but close. The sentence that filled me with dread was…

These are the questions which drive director José Padilha’s thrilling new interpretation of RoboCop.

Now back to the trailer. It’s not that different to the other ones that have been doing the rounds over the last couple of months. This one seems to follow the storyline more than the previous ones. It starts off with the explosion that, almost, kills Murphy and his family’s anguish and the decision to sign him up to OmniCorp‘s new program.

Two things from the trailer that you may have spotted are:

  1. A bit of really bad CGI
  2. An old friend is back

If you don’t believe me then you don’t need to rewind just be amazed at the below screen-shots [yes you can click on them to make them bigger]

Something is wrong with that robot
Something lets this down quite badly…
Robocop meets and old friend
I wonder if this could be a droid that has lost the plot…

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.

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