First off, WHY ISN’T ROBOCOP WEARING A DAFT PUNK HELMET???
Secondly, WHY IS ROBOCOP NOT WEARING A DAFT PUNK HELMET???
Third, “meh.” Yeah that’s Robocop. He was a dude who was a cop. It looks like his car get’s Casino’d. Michael Keaton likes black metal swag. Now that one dude’s a robot who’s a cop. Roll credits!
More happens but I am 100% indifferent to this trailer. Which takes us back to the problem and it just so happens to start with an ‘R.’ Remakes. Re-boots. Re-imaginings. Call them what you want but I’m done with them….almost.
See, the three movies I’m most looking forward to this fall are Gravity, The Wolf of Wall Street, and (here it comes) Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy! PROBLEM!
I want to see Oldboy mainly because I want to see what Spike does with the material. After that I swear I need to leave these remakes alone. They’ve turned into Nino Brown and got me like Pookie.
Hooked on nostalgia and what I like to call “that one time.”
“Hey remember that one time you saw (insert childhood movie here)?”
The day the Robocop trailer was released I was sent this article about it’s director’s, Jose Padilla, vision for the movie. It’s a great premise for a movie and I want to see that movie but I don’t think it needs to be a Robocop movie. Especially when my idea for a Robocop movie sits untouched on a movie executive’s shelf:
COMING SOON: *ROBO-HOBO-COP
If remakes aren’t going to go away they should at least be used as a tool. They can be an experiment for a director, writer, or the talent involved. What I don’t want it to become is a standard genre that trumps originality.
Last week they announced a possible director for the upcoming remake of The Terminator. Ooooph. Now you’ve gone from Nino Brown to **Walter White on me. Just like Walter White I’ve got a back up plan. We put VCR’s in theaters, show up, and play all our old favorites. I got a mint condition copy of The Golden Child and I-I-I-I want to know which one of you still want the kniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiife.
*I’ll never get tired of posting that pic.
**Walter White is the Devil.
Ricky Carmona is a comedian who can be heard on the MaximumFun.org movie podcast “Wham Bam Pow,” on Twitter at @RickyCarmona and work on Tosh.0. Here he is in the style section of GQ.