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Do Not Worry Citizen, RoboCop is Coming…

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September 16, 2013 in Entertainment

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Do you remember the 1987 movie “RoboCop”?

Guess what?  He’s back!  He is here to save you… or imprison you… or just kill you.  The jury is still out.

I guess that would imply that a jury was still involved in the justice system in this allegedly fictional future. Get that silly thought out of your head right now.

RoboCop still has facial recognition, wi-fi, and a gun… what else is required to hand out Justice? How about a fleet of drones, autonomous vehicles and DNA guided bullets?

The original Paul Verhoeven directed movie starred Peter Weller as the malfunctioning semi-homicidal human / robot hybrid with enough firepower and quasi-legal justification to lay waste to wrong-doers that it makes even Janet Napolitano jealous.

Set in a future dystopic Detroit where crime runs rampant and corporations control everything. (Wait, did he say “Future”?)  A cop gets horribly injured on the job, is saved by technology and then turned into a crime fighting robot with a human head against his soon to be unsuppressed will.

…and you thought YOUR health coverage was lame.

To be honest, the story itself actually plays out into an anti-New World Order message, and I won’t totally spoil it for those that have not seen it.

Available everywhere for almost nothing, it is worth a look — but not safe for family consumption. Although it got an “R” rating in 1987, it had to be edited 11 times to avoid the MPAA’s “X” rating (pre-NC17) for extreme and intense graphic violence. An unedited Director’s Cut version is also available for the non-squeamish, and by today’s standards it would probably be just barely an “R”.

Judging from the trailer, it looks like the remake will follow the same basic storyline, and comparing and contrasting the differences between the two versions after the early 2014 release will be an interesting exercise for movie nerds everywhere.

The new RoboCop has a few big names in the cast, including Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman.  It is directed by Jose Padilha, who is a bit of an unknown, and it is being financed by Sony.

The Official Trailer has some interesting tidbits, including the Keaton line: “Make him look more tactical, ahh… let’s go with black.”

The Sony Synopsis from IMDB:

“In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.”

2028?  That’s only like… 15 years.

That would be shocking if I didn’t read InfoWars.com on a regular basis and know most of this technology is already on the street.

That is scarier than any Hollywood movie.

Tell everyone you know.

 

 


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