New Robocop Reminds Us It’s an Action Movie, Not Just an Existential Examination of Free Will

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We were real excited for the first Robocop trailer, but it was a cautious optimism. We’ve been burned too many times by great trailers that resulted in terrible movies. (Spider-Man 3 *cough cough*) This new trailer for the film sure has a lot more action, but it also has a lot less of what we loved about the first trailer — character.

That’s not to say we don’t enjoy this trailer. We like watching robots blow stuff up as much as anybody, but there’s no question the focus of this trailer is a lot more about effects and action, and a lot less about story and character.

There’s a lot of potential for this film to be wonderful, but given the quality of some recent remakes (*ahem* Total Recall *cough*) we’re going to hold off judging Robocop until we actually see the movie. Which is really how the Internet should behave anyway.

(via Jo Blo on YouTube)

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