By Will Ashton
The first trailer was just released for Jose Padilha’s remake of RoboCop, and it looks……well, let’s talk about it.
Padilha is certainly a director with a unique and engaging vision, as evidently seen in his Elite Squad movies. And there are certainly times in this trailer that you get a sense of his engaging vision. That said, however, there’s also something very watered down and run-of-the-mill about this trailer as well, and the result is sort of a mixed bag.
Joel Kinnaman looks like a fine enough RoboCop, and there are definitely sequences here that show some serious potential. But the satire and underlying allegories seem a little lost in this remake, and I’m not sure how well this is going to stand on its own. We’ll have to see, I suppose.
RoboCop is set to be released Feburary 7, 2014.
Check out the trailer below: