Monday, September 17, 2012

New 'Robocop' costume blows

Remember how cool the original Robocop costume looked?

From, RoboCop, director Paul Verhoeven's satirical exploration of the near future, successfully balanced over-the-top bloodshed with logical reality. The film followed a regular joe cop rebuilt into a techno-super solider after being brutally ripped apart by a Detroit mafia. The titular RoboCop was high tech, but in a recognizably '80s way — sleek, shiny, and clunky.

How the 2013 reboot of RoboCop would faithfully reinterpret those sensibilities has been the major question since the project's announcement, but thanks to some handy on-set photos (courtesy of, we have an idea of the direction director Jose Padilha (Elite Squad: The Enemy Within) is taking:

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Octopunk said...

Oh, I don't know. I think everybody's being a little harsh. The all-black is not my favorite, and I'm not sure about the shiny head, but the body design looks very cool to me. Sure, it's derivative of Iron Man and others, but I'm not sure how that was avoidable.

I remember thinking the original Robocop design looked stupid when I saw the poster; it wasn't until I heard the machine hum and stomping footsteps that I was convinced.

JPX said...

I think the new suit looks too similar to the suits in the recent G.I. Joe film (although I have never seen that film). I understand the pragmatic choice to use Kevlar in these superhero movies (e.g. Batman) but there is just something so charming about the original Robocop suit.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

He does look an awful lot like Snake Eyes. I don't much care for the new look but I'm pleased they're making a new Robocop movie.