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  #982599 9-Feb-2014 11:37
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DarthKermit:
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urban: Eagerly awaiting to hear what you fellow geekzoners think about the new Robocop...   ;)


Saw it yesterday. Pretty good but not violent enough. Should have been 18 and done properly not toned down so kiddies could see it.


That's typical of most Hollywood remakes: cut out the sex 'n violence to get a PG13 rating so they'll get more bums on seats. I said it earlier in this thread: the totally over the top violence was a part of Robo's satire.

So, is there any satire left or just an action movie now?


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  #982604 9-Feb-2014 11:42
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gzt:
DarthKermit:
Geektastic:
urban: Eagerly awaiting to hear what you fellow geekzoners think about the new Robocop...   ;)


Saw it yesterday. Pretty good but not violent enough. Should have been 18 and done properly not toned down so kiddies could see it.


That's typical of most Hollywood remakes: cut out the sex 'n violence to get a PG13 rating so they'll get more bums on seats. I said it earlier in this thread: the totally over the top violence was a part of Robo's satire.

So, is there any satire left or just an action movie now?



There are hints and nods but I felt it was less apparent.

As we march toward 'Idiocracy' becoming the reality, subtle satire is not worth the creative skills required to insert it!





 
 
 
 


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  #982605 9-Feb-2014 11:43
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DarthKermit: Finally saw Jack Reacher the movie. It was ok. But TC ain't JR to me. I'm glad I only paid $1 to hire it.

I'm just about to start on a 5th JR book.


TC is JR to no one but himself...!





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  #982622 9-Feb-2014 11:58
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raid redemption - as an uber violent, over the top, action/martial arts movie it completely succeeds = 8/10 from me

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  #982758 9-Feb-2014 15:14
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Geektastic:
urban: Eagerly awaiting to hear what you fellow geekzoners think about the new Robocop...   ;)


Saw it yesterday. Pretty good but not violent enough. Should have been 18 and done properly not toned down so kiddies could see it.


Have you seen Dredd (2012)? That was R18 and didn't hold back at all on the violence. Unfortunately it didn't do well at the box office.




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  #983274 10-Feb-2014 12:51
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DarthKermit:
Geektastic:
urban: Eagerly awaiting to hear what you fellow geekzoners think about the new Robocop...   ;)


Saw it yesterday. Pretty good but not violent enough. Should have been 18 and done properly not toned down so kiddies could see it.


Have you seen Dredd (2012)? That was R18 and didn't hold back at all on the violence. Unfortunately it didn't do well at the box office.

Was a great movie, although at times a little too violent - but the idea was to portray Mega City One as a cess pit. It did that extremely well.

I've watched it several times and still enjoy it.






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  #983792 10-Feb-2014 23:31
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DarthKermit:
Geektastic:
urban: Eagerly awaiting to hear what you fellow geekzoners think about the new Robocop...   ;)


Saw it yesterday. Pretty good but not violent enough. Should have been 18 and done properly not toned down so kiddies could see it.


Have you seen Dredd (2012)? That was R18 and didn't hold back at all on the violence. Unfortunately it didn't do well at the box office.


Yes I loved Dredd!....   the second time around :)

It didn't help that I had previously watched The Raid before watching Dredd at the movies.

I know it didn't do so well due to the R18 rating @ the movies but it did however sell quite well on disc, like the original Kick A$$ did.

 
 
 
 


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  #983795 10-Feb-2014 23:36
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driller2000: raid redemption - as an uber violent, over the top, action/martial arts movie it completely succeeds = 8/10 from me


The sequel to it, Berandal is out this year.

*redband trailer*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MuXrN8L9ro





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  #984394 11-Feb-2014 19:25
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Finally got around to watching After Earth over the wet weekend.

That's an hour and a half of my life wasted that I will never get back. It was a real stinker. Dull, tedious, unimaginative and utterly predictable.

Avoid.

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  #987547 14-Feb-2014 22:18
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Robocop 2013/14 - Went to this movie with an open mind, remaking a cult/classic film like Robocop is not something I would like to try. I will have to say it was a stinker. Slow and tedious at times, no character build up between him and his partner. 2 decent one liners in the whole film.

I didn't feel emotionally involved and I was not really rooting for his revenge warpath, which felt very rushed and felt like it wasn't really the main focus.
They could have done more with him and his family, but that too felt under done.

The news reporting done by Samuel L. Jackson just felt dull and lacked humor, also I'm over him as an actor. The part where America was the greatest and the random swearing just felt try hard to me.

No fancy gun twirling, although they did show the gun appearing from his leg. The black armor looked plastic/rubber and to me lost that robot look. I can only remember twice him being referred to as Robocop in the entire film.

2 out of 5 for me, it was an average movie.

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  #987576 15-Feb-2014 02:08
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^^^

I'm tryin' to think of any remake that resulted in a movie better or equal to the original.

*crickets chirping*

Nup, can't recall any.




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  #987890 15-Feb-2014 17:57
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Lurch: Robocop 2013/14 - Went to this movie with an open mind, remaking a cult/classic film like Robocop is not something I would like to try. I will have to say it was a stinker. Slow and tedious at times, no character build up between him and his partner. 2 decent one liners in the whole film.

I didn't feel emotionally involved and I was not really rooting for his revenge warpath, which felt very rushed and felt like it wasn't really the main focus.
They could have done more with him and his family, but that too felt under done.

The news reporting done by Samuel L. Jackson just felt dull and lacked humor, also I'm over him as an actor. The part where America was the greatest and the random swearing just felt try hard to me.

No fancy gun twirling, although they did show the gun appearing from his leg. The black armor looked plastic/rubber and to me lost that robot look. I can only remember twice him being referred to as Robocop in the entire film.

2 out of 5 for me, it was an average movie.


While I was a huge fan of the original movie at the time, I think if I watched it now I would think its crap...
Much like Total Recall, a remake of one of my childhood fav movies is just going to suck without question and I refuse to go and see them...

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  #988046 15-Feb-2014 23:18
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About Time - 9/10

English Rom Com with time travel.

I cried at least twice - laughed a lot. All round great movie to watch with the wife.

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  #988069 16-Feb-2014 07:38
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Watched Saving Mr Banks last night. Pretty good movie, although it seems they made Walt Disney more likeable than real life. Good acting, 8/10 on that one.




 

 

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  #988162 16-Feb-2014 12:17
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DarthKermit: ^^^

I'm tryin' to think of any remake that resulted in a movie better or equal to the original.

*crickets chirping*

Nup, can't recall any.


Let's hope they leave Blade Runner alone.




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