RoboCop Trailer – Not Your Father’s Police Cyborg Film

A lot of people were nervous when they heard RoboCop was making a return, as well they should be, but the new trailer makes it seem that maybe we have something more interesting going on than just rehashing a film that, let’s be honest, wasn’t that great in the first place.

There’s clearly more going on here than just a cyborg cop, and letting hilarity ensue. Playing around with ideas about free will, and can we trick you into thinking you have free will, and depending on your philosophic bent, are we all not just tricked into thinking we have free will, the trailer makes it look as though we’re messing around with some deep thoughts. Not to mention the whole “corporations taking people over and generally being nogoodniks… Boo” thing.

Plus, Gary Oldman.

Take a look and let me know what you think.

 

RoboCop Trailer

 

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice.

 

 

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Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.