Hey, remember when we saw “Green Lantern’s” horrible costume for the first time and people said “uh-oh, this is a sign that the movie is going to suck?” And then other people said “No, wait and see, you can’t extrapolate a terrible movie from a terrible design choice for the main character?” Yeah… “other people” turned out to be WRONG.
Supposedly, THIS is the new Robocop. Presumably it’s not a “complete” version of the costume (it comes without saying that there will be CGI components to him, as there were for Iron Man, but this probably gives us a good idea of where they’re “coming from” in terms of design. (Supposedly he has a “normal” and “SWAT” mode, people are assuming this is “SWAT” mode.)
I wouldn’t have thought there was a way to make the concept of “cyborg police officer” look hopelessly generic… but it appears they’ve found a way.
I like BAD’s observation that he looks kind of like a Stealth Bomber, which will likely be the “realistic” explanation for this utterly-uninspiring heap. Helpfully, he pretty-much looks like Christian Bale’s Batman without the ears and cape, so it’s feeling like susipicions that we were in for a “Nolanization” of Robocop (likely sans the good script/direction/acting benefits of the real thing) are well-founded.
Understand, my issue with this remake (other than the fact that it shouldn’t exist, period) isn’t that these things are going to end up DIFFERENT; but the likelihood that a film that was exciting, original, creative and FRESH in it’s era is going to be reconcieved as generic in this one: A “new” Robocop, ED-209 etc? Theoretically could be cool. A Robocop that looks like Nolan-Batman and an ED who looks like a Bayformer because “that’s what’s trendy NOW?” Red flag, major red flag.