RoboCop Returns

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  1. deathzero23

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    The funny thing about Robocop's plot is somewhat insulting the ability of a government to fund his own police force.
    Thus, the police force got somewhat privatized. Which makes the government too poor to fund a police force
     
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    The thing is, since that movie came out, there have been privatized police forces. They're actually talking about it in Detroit right now. And the US has a ton of privatized prisons. It's a huge problem when there is a profit involved in arresting and incarcerating citizens.
     
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    Ok. Now that's serious. It's where RoboCop got praised for. The "Satire" of the real situation.
    Funny though. They have taxes but some local services still got privatized.

    Reminds me. Our government owned a big & long expressway when I was kid.
    2 decades later, they sold it in private corporation.
     
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    I'd pay to keep this Blomkamp (Bloom-Kampf? I have a hard time figuring out these dutch names and what the original english or german word could have been after it was mangled by the language) away from the franchise. I found all his movies really preachy and predictable, but even most people and critics who were fans of District 9 admitted that seeing him pull the same tropes in every movie after this was less and less interesting. By the time of Chappie I have seen even people who loved D9 hated that one.
    Frankly if I try and remember the previous Robocop reboot (not easy, given how forgettable it was) and the message of it, it was totally something I could see Blomkamp directing in the first place. So this will likely be the same as that, but probably set in South Africa or with South African actors.

    THIS!
    Yes we get it Blomkamp, you feel the first world should give more to the third world... can we please stop getting super forced allegories of this in all your movies?

    Chappie was Short Circuit in South Africa, guest-starring a remote controlled ED-109 and Wolverine.
    Well... they ARE, even in rich countries like the USA.
    Becoming a policeman is not something most people who want a financially stable, safe job set out to do. :) 
     
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    Wolverine was the true hero of Chappie. Trying to stop the world wide take over of armed robots with super intelligent Ai's being controlled by gangsters.

    Personally, haven't been impressed at all with Blomkamp's films. Any of them.
     
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    Yeah, that's kind of where I am. I still like District 9 okay, but in his two movies since, he got increasingly heavy-handed. I don't mind a message or a political viewpoint, but a little subtlety would help audiences digest it without groaning.
     
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    Glad to see I'm not the only one weary of Blomkamp for this.
     
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    Hn. I'm willing to give it a chance. The problem with every other movie he did was that he wrote them himself. At least for this the original writers are on board.

    As for what it could be about...I hadn't considered the privatization angle but that is just perfect theme wise. Aside from that, though? I dunno. Full on cyberpunk story where corporations rule America and he has to deal with his organic components shutting down? It depends on what they want to do with it and if it will get sequels or not I guess.

    Lol just realised I basically want Logan starring Robocop
     
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    I posted a link above to the script they wrote in 88.
    Basically robo gets taken out by some thugs and put into cryo storage for 25 years, then is brought out of it and upgraded to become the new security for a giant corp that controls what used to be LA.
     
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    Robo-rent-a-cop :p 
     
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    Yeah and the old guy their plotting to replace with robo isn't happy about it, leading to issues, plus there is a lot of other corporate crap and power issues going, plus some of the usual wacky scientist crap, and one that couldn't let his ex wife go, so he used her brain as a new super computer system.(they took this and made a similar to a plot on the robocop tv series but more this version was more twisted)



    One scene has them literally removing parts of a guys brain and scanning his memories into a computer(while he's still alive)
    Then there is the usual terrorist and gang issues.
    (Oh and Robo is nuclear powered now)
     

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