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timcharger 06-12-2014 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by ZebraMajor (Post 2486833)
Murphy's gruesome slaughter in the original movie is the only emotion attachment the audience needs.

Hence my point there isn't much emotional connection to a gung ho, newly
transferred cop who followed a van full of heavily-armed thugs into a huge
industrial warehouse. The thugs don't have a kidnapped victim, their van
is abandoned so they are on foot, they vastly outnumber the 2 cops, and
Murphy and partner don't wait for backup, when they can have the criminals
surrounded?! His gruesome slaughter after his cavalier attitude isn't
emotionally resonant.

Hell, I enjoyed Robocop 1987. I'm just saying that original 1987 offers
little in the emotionally connecting with hero. Which is fine, that wasn't
Verhoeven's goal. Social commentary and outlandish violence was.

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Originally Posted by ZebraMajor (Post 2486833)
Who wanted or needed more wife in son in the original?

Well that would be hard to do in the 1987 plot with Murphy, a father and
husband, rashly rushing into the criminals' den outnumbered and outgunned.
From 1987 Murphy's actions, he's a caricature of a dad. He's more
concerned with impressing his son with gun twirling, than taking sensible
police risks and getting back home alive.

Again not a fault of the 1987 film, since that wasn't its goal.

Further, how much love does the 1987 Murphy really have for his family, if
an address change ends his pursuit of his "loved" ones?

ZebraMajor 06-12-2014 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by timcharger (Post 2486844)
Hell, I enjoyed Robocop 1987. I'm just saying that original 1987 offers little in the emotionally connecting with hero. Which is fine, that wasn't
Verhoeven's goal. Social commentary and outlandish violence was.

My point is I think there isn't much emotional connection for you. I don't have that problem. Murphy's murder is enough to get me on board emotionally. My guess is that's true for most people who love the movie.

Boston007 06-12-2014 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by ZebraMajor (Post 2486864)
My point is I think there isn't much emotional connection for you. I don't have that problem. Murphy's murder is enough to get me on board emotionally. My guess is that's true for most people who love the movie.

I felt way more attached and emotional to the 1987 Murphy than the 2014 one.

Tnecniv 06-13-2014 01:07 AM

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Originally Posted by timcharger (Post 2486763)
Something I thought 2014 could have done that 1987 did was the tough female
partner cop. Nancy Allen in 1987 was a novel change, and her brutality as a
cop willing to punch it out with the bad guys was interesting. Though she
didn't look the part, she looked like she was only 100 lbs soaking wet, her part
stood out.

Usually, Michelle Rodriguez gets the parts of a chick who can knockout a dude
with her right cross. It would have better I think, if Robocop 2014 kept that
character.

Even though I enjoyed Michael K Williams in the role - subjectively more than anything, am very partial to his character from The Wire (then again, am pretty much partial to all the actors in that show, love the Wire, but that's another conversation for another day), I agree with this. I think Gina Carano would have made a good Lewis.

Favelle 06-13-2014 01:18 AM

Gonna light this up this weekend.... Am i in for some good bass or what?

eNoize 06-13-2014 03:24 AM

The bass is pretty good and RoboCop's footsteps have some weight to the them, but the best moments are when he shoots his gun, which reaches down to 17Hz with a bit of authority. A graph of the overall bass is here.

Boston007 06-13-2014 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Favelle (Post 2486988)
Gonna light this up this weekend.... Am i in for some good bass or what?

I HATE you for your awesome bass!

bruceames 06-13-2014 12:44 PM

I would have bought it if it had a 3D version.

stephan.klose 06-24-2014 02:57 AM

For some reason this movie left me so cold I couldn't even tell if I liked it or not after I finished watching it. That's extremely rare for me. Usually I land on either end of the spectrum. But this movie just left me cold. And the guy who played Robocop already had no emotions before he was Roboop. From a technical standpoint the Blu Ray was amazing though. Still I can't recommend this one. Might have been at least fun if it were rated R with some Langauge and Violence.

Krawk 06-24-2014 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by stephan.klose (Post 2488562)
And the guy who played Robocop already had no emotions before he was Robocop.

Much can be said about Peter Weller's character - you had a real hard time caring about him as there was almost no character development. But, the story moved pretty quickly, so maybe it was a good thing.


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