Jun 04 2014
The 2014 Robocop remake sucked. Wow, I bet you didn’t see that one coming!
Picking on a corporate-driven remake is like picking on the kid in school with chronic gas; they can’t help it if they stink.
When a studio attaches a director to a project they don’t care about, it always spells bad news. Worse, the studio will constantly meddle to squeeze as much cash out of the branding as possible. Like it or not, the world must come to grips with an endless stream of exploitative remakes confusingly branded with the exact same title as their predecessor.
Even so, what irritates me about Robocop 2014 is that MGM stood to learn a lot from their source material. I’m not saying that they should have copied the first film outright, but because they failed so abysmally at understanding why the 1987 Paul Verhoeven Robocop worked in the first place, maybe they shouldn’t have bothered.
Here’s a couple of things the studio and director should have picked up on before cobbling together their bland, desperate, and unnecessary cash grab… Continue Reading »