I am surprised that an update of “RoboCop” hasn’t happened before now. That cheesy action flick was pure 80s, but it had all the ingredients for a Batman/Iron Man special effects filled do-over. The first trailer for the reboot (the movie comes out in February 2014) has hit the web, and it looks like it could go either way. On the positive side, the cast includes people like Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, and Jackie Earl Haley. On the negative side, there are still lines like, “Dead or alive, you’re coming with me.” The fact that it continues to be set in Detroit can also go either way. The first movie made Detroit look like the fifth circle of hell, the new movie seems to be a bit more balanced.
If the new RoboCop is as badass as the trailer makes him seem, the people who are in charge of the RoboCop statue in Detroit might want to do a reboot as well.