The Robocop remake is far from hitting theaters yet it is already getting negative reviews from critics, which is hard to imagine how their comments can hold up without seeing the finished movie.
For instance, in August, film critic Drew McWeeny took to Twitter to slam an early draft of the films script. “I tried to read the ‘Robocop’ remake, but 20 pages in my nose started bleeding, and I forgot my name,” he wrote, before revealing that the new version of “Robocop” roundly mocks the original film’s suit design as looking like “a toy from the ’80s.”
“I wonder, is this ‘Dark Knight’ getup the only version of RoboCop we’ll see in the new movie?” wrote Lauren Davis from io9.com, noting the similarities between the Robocop costume and the threads worn by Batman in Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy.
Earlier this year, actor Joel Kinnaman who will be playing Alex James Murphy/ RoboCop stated, “The entire film was getting an update from Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original, including the costume design.”
“It just comes from the realization that our vision of a robot 30 years from now is very different from the vision of what a robot was in the future in 1987,” he said. “That is the main thing. Obviously, there are some things in the script that lead into that, but that stuff I can’t talk about.”
“Robocop” will not be hitting theaters until August of 2013.