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post #1 of 55
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But is this the "toy from the 80s" version or the film's main design?
post #2 of 55

Still not interested...

 

On a strangely-related note, are all of those Fiat ads supposed to pop up over every single JPEG on the main site, or have I picked up some adware?

post #3 of 55

The Fiat ads are legit, no adware.

Also... I don't really want to say anything about the suit till I see it in motion in the final movie, but, this one's a definite improvement. It's still bland and kind of stupid, but, hey, look at how bad the other one was. A suit of tinfoil would be better than that thing.

post #4 of 55

How can people make out anything in that photo? I'm getting a strong fake vibe from this, with all the glare and lensflares trying to conceal a photoshop job...

post #5 of 55

It's black. Whatever.

 

Any sort of reaction to this other than mild curiosity is silly. Let's see how it moves.

post #6 of 55

looks like he's trying not to pee like the charmin bears

 

post #7 of 55
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It's black. Whatever.

 

Looks metallic to me?

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It's black. Whatever.

 

RACIST!

post #9 of 55

The rate we're going, Robocop's going to have a higher costumes-per-hour rate than Axl Rose.

post #10 of 55

Still with the motherfucking intact hand! Fuck!

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That's the suit that gets laughed at? Because, hand aside, I actually really like that one.

Yes, that one's not bad at all!  It looks like a RoboCop suit.

post #12 of 55

That ED-209 redesign isn't too bad, I must admit. I'm starting to think that these guys were sharing the same copy of the Art of Mass Effect book the Total Recall remake crew were using, though.

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What the hell? Why isnt' THAT the suit for the whole movie? Ugh!

 

Beats the fuck outta me. Lose the hand and it is perfect.

post #14 of 55

Agreed.  THAT suit is pretty much perfect.

post #15 of 55

I like the gap where the legs connect to the torso. It gives a sense he's not "whole". I like the brand name and the logo on the ED-209 as well. It adds some satire. Then again, maybe they added it because they really think it's cool.

post #16 of 55
Yup, lose the hand keep the mouth and chin. Weller somehow managed to show a great range of emotions just by slightly moving his lips.
post #17 of 55

Who's the Boddicker analogue in this one? Any chance that hand's being kept so it can get shot off again?
 

post #18 of 55
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That's the suit that gets laughed at? Because, hand aside, I actually really like that one.

 

Yeah, I don't get it, This one is way more fucking interesting, with the voids in the stomach region, the brushed steel colors scheme....  

post #19 of 55

Have we actually seen the black latex condom bodysuit in an official still yet? I'm beginning to suspect that it may be getting some post-production CG modifications.
 

post #20 of 55

They pretty much said that the suit that looks like the old one is an early rejected prototype at the leaked video. And the only storyboards shown with it seemed to be inside Omnicorp.

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Have we actually seen the black latex condom bodysuit in an official still yet? I'm beginning to suspect that it may be getting some post-production CG modifications.
 

 

Ok, I'll just show my potential ignorance here....

 

Seems like there would be green patches on the suit then, or is that not how they film something to be removed in post these days?  I'm reminded of the pictures of Gary Sinese wearing bright green stockings on the set of Forrest Gump.

post #22 of 55

I can't believe that anybody with a working pair of eyes and a functional brain compared the black RoboCop with the awesome looking metallic RoboCop and opted for the black one. I also hypothesized in the other RoboCop thread that they would be enhancing the black suit with CGI, and I still choose to believe that. I have to believe that. The alternative just doesn't make sense. Of course, if the black suit isn't the complete suit, I have no idea why nobody from the production has responded to the multiple leaked pictures that definitely aren't doing them any favors.

post #23 of 55

Also, if the rumor that the metallic suit is the first suit that gets laughed out by a focus group of criminals is true, isn't that pretty much just the filmmakers taking a huge dump on Rob Bottin's iconic design?

post #24 of 55

I know I'm not thinking like the studio here, but I would prefer the new costume to NOT remind me of the original. If I needed that, I OWN THE DVD.

post #25 of 55

I'm not basing this on anything but childish hope, but I'm hoping that in the finished film the black rubbery suit is the one that gets laughed at and the metallic one will end up as the final suit. It would make sense, the film is set in the future where blackgrimgritty 00s-10s -design is outdated and dorky.

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I know I'm not thinking like the studio here, but I would prefer the new costume to NOT remind me of the original. If I needed that, I OWN THE DVD.

 

Dear Movies,

 

Spock needs to lose the pointed ears, those warp nacelles on the Enterprise need to go away, Superman's outfit should be green from now on.  Also, I want Batman to start wearing a pink leotard with a tutu, and all movies with mummies now need to have the monsters wrapped in saran wrap or aliminum foil.  Lastly, I don't want my vampires to have pointy teeth anymore.  I hate iconic imagery!

 

Love,

Gabe T.

post #27 of 55
I really REALLY hope that the silver suit is the real suit, but the chances of that are extremely slim. They wouldn't build him a black motorcycle to fit with the black suit it that wasn't THE suit of the movie. So sad and frustrating!
post #28 of 55
It still looks like a man in a suit.
post #29 of 55

Gabe T. has a point, we'll always have the original.  

 

I remember exactly the first time I saw Robocop.  I, and a couple others staid overnight at a friend's and we snuck into the living room late at night to watch it on HBO on their big screen TV.  I was so blown away by how violent and cool that movie was.  I grew up in a single parent (Mom) home, and we didn't have cable, and besides, Mom never would have let me watch that movie.  Ha ha ha, my friend wasn't supposed to watch it either.  But we had planned the whole thing.  He had even stolen some playboys from his older brother who had just left for college, I scored the cigarettes.  We really thought we were the shit.  Total delinquents.  

 

I suspect a lot of us have similar stories.  If not about this film, then another one.  We grew up with these movies, they played roles in our formative years.  They contribute great or small to who we became.  That is why the remake could never possibly surpass the original.  That doesn't mean we can't (or shouldn't) have strong opinions about what we are seeing from the leaked(?) images and designs.  Our opinions might be premature, or they might be right on target.

 

I want to expect a lot out of this remake.  I know I shouldn't, especially when I see really cool stuff like the steel suit concept and then know that it is going to be used as a shitty joke in the film, to be replaced by something much less evocative, and much more derivative and safe.  

 

This current generation of remakes should never be a "by the numbers rehashes of the originals" (I'm looking at you 2011 The Thing), that should never be the goal.  That is not art, and it is not progressive.  I believe they do have a responsibility to be respectful to the originals, and in some way maybe help to remind us why we fell in love with these iconic films in the first place.  They shouldn't thumb their nose at them, declare them old and irrelevant, while at the same time stealing their names and good will for the sake of cynical brand recognition.  That is a stale and cannibalistic process, derivative of a broken system.

 

Now, lets hope I'm wrong and this movie fucking rocks.  I was wrong about Dredd, I hope history repeats here, but I'm *not* holding my breath.

 

*ETA, whoops.

post #30 of 55

Hey guys, we've been asked kindly to take the Robopics off the site. Sorry for the deletions but it's the way it's gotta be for the time being. Thanks for adhering moving forward. 

 

I wouldn't be surprised if we're getting a promo image soon and they want these gone for that exact reason. 

post #31 of 55
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Gabe T. has a point, we'll always have the original. 

 

For me, the issue isn't whether or not the suit looks like the original. It's simply whether or not it's a good-looking suit. That black suit looks like shit. The metallic one looks good. When I think half man/half robot, I think metal, not some black plastic-looking thing. If they end up enhancing the black suit with metal CGI plates or something, I'll be very pleased. Or make "holes" through the midrift like in the metallic suit design to enhance the idea that this isn't just a man in a suit.

 

I'm starting to think/hope that the rumors have got it all backwards. That the black suit (and the rumored taser instead of a gun) is his first suit that gets laughed at by criminals (him pulling out the "gun" and it turning out to be only a taser could very well be something a criminal he's trying to arrest would laugh at). So they decide to make a more armored-looking suit and give him a proper gun. God, I hope that's what it ends up being. I so want a new RoboCop movie that's good.

post #32 of 55
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I'm starting to think/hope that the rumors have got it all backwards. That the black suit (and the rumored taser instead of a gun) is his first suit that gets laughed at by criminals (him pulling out the "gun" and it turning out to be only a taser could very well be something a criminal he's trying to arrest would laugh at). So they decide to make a more armored-looking suit and give him a proper gun. God, I hope that's what it ends up being. I so want a new RoboCop movie that's good.

 

You and me both brother, but unfortunately, I think we had it right.  Photos popped up earlier showing the dude wearing the teflon suit holding the new clunky looking gun.

 

No problem on the photos RoboTim.  Wonder what we'll get promo wise.

post #33 of 55
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You and me both brother, but unfortunately, I think we had it right.  Photos popped up earlier showing the dude wearing the teflon suit holding the new clunky looking gun.

 

That new clunky looking gun could have been a taser, though. Right?

 

God, I'm grasping at straws here...

post #34 of 55

I would have been cool if they made him literally rebuilt like a multiple amputee, with all sorts of metallic appendages. But then you would see him in action and it would be like, holy shit, this guy's incredible!

 

Basically, I don't think there's a point to remaking "Robocop."

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My favorite thing today was pointing at the new Robocop suit and saying to a work colleague "Look! He has a stupid hand!"

 

Her response was: "Oh yeah! Because, in the original, he had a whisk there, right?"

 

She was totally serious. For some crazy reason, her mind was absolutely certain that 1987's Robocop had a whisk instead of one of his hands. A WHISK.

post #36 of 55

The "Robocop" pancake scene is beloved by hardcore fans. Thought you knew that.

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The "Robocop" pancake scene is beloved by hardcore fans. Thought you knew that.


Oh man. I got the director's cut version. DAMN YOU VERHOEVEN!!!

post #38 of 55

A whisk? Could she be talking about the spike?

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A whisk? Could she be talking about the spike?


Hmmm. Maybe!

 

(Either that or she's completely mad.)

post #40 of 55

Dammit. Now I have the image of some robot dude with a whisk for a hand stuck in my head, and I'm becoming more and more convinced that it's actually a thing. Did this ever happen in the cartoons or series -- or maybe in some other robot film/show?

post #41 of 55

Pretty sure it was a regular occurrence on Inspector Gadget in the 80s.

post #42 of 55

Jesus Christ, I think you're right. I'm thinking of Inspector Gadget! Now I really need to stop thinking of Inspector Gadget...

post #43 of 55

Maybe she was thinking of that OTHER killing-machine-turned-human, Johnny 5 from Short Circuit?

 

"Hmmmm.....still lumpy."

post #44 of 55

Slight derail: what's the origin story of Inspector Gadget? How did he got turned into a cyborg investigating machine? Did Kurtwood Smith shoot his body to pieces or is it a Wolverine situation where he doesn't remember how he got all that metal in him?

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Slight derail: what's the origin story of Inspector Gadget? How did he got turned into a cyborg investigating machine? Did Kurtwood Smith shoot his body to pieces or is it a Wolverine situation where he doesn't remember how he got all that metal in him?

 

You can get the full story in the exciting 1999 live action adaptation Inspector Gadget starring Ferris Bueller and That Guy Who Was In That Julia Roberts Movie!

 

220px-Inspector_gadget_ver2.jpg

 

Don't delay! It's only a few cents in your nearest bargain bucket!

post #46 of 55

That looks a lot better than the upcoming Robocop remake.

post #47 of 55
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That looks a lot better than the upcoming Robocop remake.

 

It really, really wasn't.

 

I'm down on the Robocop remake but if they manage to make it worse than Inspector Gadget I'll be thoroughly surprised.

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You can get the full story in the exciting 1999 live action adaptation Inspector Gadget starring Ferris Bueller and That Guy Who Was In That Julia Roberts Movie!

 

220px-Inspector_gadget_ver2.jpg

 

Don't delay! It's only a few cents in your nearest bargain bucket!

 

 

Well, that's something I never wanted to be reminded of again. Anyone remember the DTV sequel with French Stewart and DL Hughley as the voice of his car?

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That's why the street was closed off...Sunuvabitch.
 

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