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Jun 3 14 2:41 PM
I love the Great Lakes, so whether Robocop is Toronto or Detroit, all right by me.
In the studio with two tough guys: @Robocop (the tall one) and @radiospike (the short one) #robocopday
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.@RoboCop: famous #Detroit police officer, and part-time weather man! Blu-ray in stores 6/3! #RoboCopDay
Waiting on RoboCop I'll buy that for a dollar. #robocopday
we're live at Campus Martius and The Filmore for the release of RoboCop on DVD come and check it out! #robocopday
#Robocop has arrived in Detroit!
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Just shook RoboCop's hand and thanked him for his continued service! #RoboCopDay #Selfie
ohvaI have tons of friends. They're just all online.
Jun 3 14 4:35 PM
Detroit Tigers @tigers
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Jun 3 14 4:38 PM
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Jun 3 14 5:11 PM
@Robocop to throw 1st pitch at the @tigers game tonight. @BlueJays protest citing performance enhancements. pic.twitter.com/BhCKV22i77
Jun 3 14 5:22 PM
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.@rajai11davis makes friends with @RoboCop! #robocopday pic.twitter.com/nSo1JuqJRF
Jun 3 14 5:56 PM
Finally, the smart guys are talking.
Geeky dude at @moviesdotcom, @GeekNation, @HuffingtonPost, @BATMANONFILM, and @ModernMythMedia.
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#JoelKinnaman is a fundamentally different Alex Murphy, but he does an awesome job giving him humanity in these opening scenes. #Robocop
@ChrisClow I agree. I think the movie lacked a focused main villain but over all it was an enjoyable experience.
The upload of the police database scene is awesome, from ecstasy to pain. Even better than Neo's combat training! #Robocop
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@ChrisClow people were crying cuz the action didn't have any blood. They were trying to make that movie because it already exists in the
@TheMikeSnyder Totally! I'd argue that the ultra-violence in the original is a Verheoven staple, not necessarily a #RoboCop staple.
Jun 3 14 6:05 PM
Jun 3 14 10:42 PM
Dane wrote:Thanks for all the photos, ohva. Does look like the people of Detroit are embracing this. I have a feeling that some people, not that I'm thinking of any group in particular , will be dissatisfied with the fact that they are using the "new" suit, as oppose to the original silver one
Jun 3 14 10:56 PM
Citizens are encouraged to celebrate in a safe and legal manner. #RoboCopDay bitly.com/RoboCopBluRay pic.twitter.com/wEV0F4GS49
EPIC! RT @detroitnews: RoboCop threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday's Tigers game. pic.twitter.com/nmSeSpijV1
Jun 3 14 11:00 PM
Game sucked but these are cool. #RoboCopDay @emarkey20 pic.twitter.com/oniAD4jQ3W
Jun 3 14 11:03 PM
Jun 3 14 11:06 PM
#PAWSSelfie with RoboCop! pic.twitter.com/amxoAjEAcR
Jun 3 14 11:08 PM
RoboCop poses with Detroit police. #Tigers #MLB pic.twitter.com/K4bvesTgoJ
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Jun 4 14 6:35 AM
ohva wrote:Dane wrote:Thanks for all the photos, ohva. Does look like the people of Detroit are embracing this. I have a feeling that some people, not that I'm thinking of any group in particular , will be dissatisfied with the fact that they are using the "new" suit, as oppose to the original silver oneOh, it's out there today and every day. blahblahblahI decided a long time ago that just because a movie has been deemed a 'perfect classic' by many, it's still a flawed movie if its only societal end result is a bunch of obsessive crude assholes who go out of their way to snark and bully 24/7/365 to destroy others' enjoyment, or others' potential to enjoy something different. I'll have a whole essay to write once I get this forum cleaned up and our Robocop Day posting done.
Jun 4 14 1:15 PM
Probably next favorite is how often they've re-tweeted Peter Weller, who defines the term 'crazy-assed flame thrower', standing on the red carpet of yet another Star Trek movie, dissing a new Robocop movie. He must laugh his ass off at the gullibility of his fans.
Somebody did a great tweet today about the Detroit baseball throw, to be sure to record it because it will be important when the next remake happens 25 years from now.
So, this is for all of us who have had to endure revisionist Robocop fans talking about their intellectual masterpiece and Peter Weller's brilliance and how he doesn't sell out to commercialism.
Jun 7 14 8:29 PM
I lightened up a bit on the #RoboCop reboot after revisiting on Blu-ray -
#JoelKinnaman is great in it themortonreport
Many movie fans regard director Paul Verhoeven’s ultra-violent, sharply satirical 1987 RoboCop as an action/sci-fi classic. Due at least in part to its intentionally over-the-top tone, seemingly just as many view the film as an outdated, campy B-movie (this opinion is often enforced by the subpar sequels, cartoon series, and multiple merchandising lines it spawned). While I happen to fall into the former category, I have to admit the 2014 RoboCop, while not entirely successful, is at least a creative attempt to re-imagine the concept. The humor and satire is mostly gone, as is all explicit violence (the film is rated PG-13 and anyone hoping for an unrated cut on the Blu-ray will be sorely disappointed). The loss of the humorous elements hurts far more than the gentler tone anyway. Before it becomes mired in pace-deadening, action-movie mechanics, director José Padilha (working from a screenplay by Joshua Zetumer) flirts was some subversive ideas. Omnicorp is successfully using their completely robotic law enforcement agents to keep the peace in Tehran. Their imposing physical presence and fearsome firepower keeps the citizens in line. Living in what amounts to a machine-controlled police state, some citizens have gone rogue. These rebelling “terrorists,” be they adults with guns or children with knives, are seen by the ED-209s and EM-208s as threats to be eliminated. A machine can’t tell the difference between a seriously violent individual and a confused kid, something Omnicorp CEO Raymond Sellars (Michael Keaton) admits before congress. The machine doesn’t hesitate before blowing a child away. A human element is deemed necessary if Omnicorp’s robots are to ever be deemed suitable to patrol U.S. cities and neighborhoods. Recently injured detective Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) is the first subject in an experimental program developed by developed by Dr. Dennett Norton (Gary Oldman). Very little of Murphy’s physical being has been salvaged after a suspicious car bombing, but his mind and memories remain intact. He is effectively a brain and a pair of lungs powered by machinery. In a twist that departs sharply from the original, a disturbing body-horror element is a strong part of the new RoboCop (a scene in which Murphy sees for the first time what he looks like outside of the suit is more disturbing than any of the original’s shoot-‘em-up violence). Dr. Norton, Sellars, military expert Rick Mattox (Jackie Earle Haley), and TV newsman Pat Novak (Samuel L. Jackson) all debate the pros and cons of introducing organics into well-oiled machines. Mattox believes the precision of his software-driven robotics cannot possibly be topped. Sellars, of course, is all about enhancing Omnicorp’s profits, with the help of marketing chief Tom Pope (Jay Baruchel, channeling Christian Slater). Dr. Norton begins to question the ethics of the entire program. The cast is overqualified for the material, with Kinnaman coming off best as the sympathetic and unfairly-manipulated Murphy. This RoboCop is a different animal than the original—colder, less fun, and not as smart as it thinks it is—but Kinnaman taps into the same soulfulness that made Peter Weller’s Murphy someone for which we rooted. Big-budget filmmaking in 2014 should look and sound spectacular on Blu-ray and that is true of RoboCop. Lula Carvalho’s digital cinematography looks sleek and ultra-modern, absolutely stunning to take in. Nuance is never lacking, with every high- and low-tech detail easily discernible. Black levels are solid, while shadows still yield plenty of visual info. The DTS-HD MA 5.1 mix is enveloping, just as we expect of an effects- and action-driven modern production. Every element of the detailed sound design (the ED-209’s thudding footfalls, every robotic twitch of the EM-208) leaps forth in a satisfying way. Supplements include about a half-hour’s worth of standard-issue, behind-the-scenes featurettes: “The Illusion of Free Will: A New Vision,” “To Serve and Protect: RoboCop’s New Weapons,” “The RoboCop Suit: Form and Function.” The latter is the most extensive, focused on the redesigning of the iconic suit and the challenges inherent in a live actor working in it. “Omnicorp Product Launch” is a series of ten short “commercials” for various pieces of hardware used throughout the film. There are also four minutes of deleted scenes (nothing essential). The package includes a standard DVD and UltraViolet digital copy. The new RoboCop has this much going for it—it goes out of its way to be something considerably different from its predecessor. It’s an efficient action/sci-fi adventure that will likely be seen as an improvement by anyone who can’t stand the dated effects of the original. But beyond superficial tweaks, it’s also very likely that in another 25 years the 1987 original will still be the one best remembered.
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