Robocop doesn’t need a remake, it needs a reboot. It needs an in-continuity sequel. If it weren’t for the Fred Dekker debacle that was Robocop 3, we’d probably be talking about Robocop 13 right now. The original film is flawless, and while two and three kind of killed the franchise, this new film looks terrible.
This Robocop remake, being helmed by Jose Padihilla, is everything that’s wrong with remakes. It’s extremely 2014. They made the Robocop suit black, for Alex Murphy’s sake. It’s just poor decision making over and over again. It’s really unfortunate.
I was so excited when this film was initially launched. But what the studio is offering is just unfortunate. Oh, well. Hopefully someone will remake the remake and make it more like the original or just take it in a better direction.