by Lee Hazell
Urgh. If the first few seconds of this trailer, featuring Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton, are enough to make you excited for the future of this remake, don’t worry. When the man machine is actually revealed to you, your cynical, pessimistic nature will get the fix it came to this trailer looking for. In fact I wouldn’t be surprised if the big names on show here are nothing more than a diversionary tactic to how bland the rest of the film looks. Showing no signs of the satirical bite that the raised the first film from Sci Fi B-Movie to cinematic icon, Robocop 2014 looks like someone took the original footage and did a glossy magazine Photoshop job on it. In lieu of the dystopian parody we have what looks like overwrought family drama, complete with unfeasiblely cute kid and killjoy wife. Sigh.