Trailer: "Robocop" – does the remake stack up?

Robocop 2014I’m not convinced a remake was needed for “Robocop,” one of the better sci-fi films of its day and one that beyond a few dated effects (helloooooo ED-209) holds up very well.

But a lack of new ideas means going back to someone else’s drawing board, so a remake is what we get. And here’s your first look at it:

As far as needless remakes go, this one does look good and the cast including Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman (Batman cross-over!)  is stacked. Nice touch finding a cameo for original “Robocop” actor Miguel Ferrer as well, but boo to the (yawn) black armor. If everyone’s dressed in black it’s no longer cool, edgy or bad-a$$. It’s just predictable.

“Robocop” is tentatively set to arrive in theaters Feb. 7.

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