NOOOOOOOOOO!!!! They cried. How can you do this? Now I have been among those that have said no to a remake on the grounds of love for the original. It’s a habit I am trying to kick and for the past year in general I have managed to stay clean. I did have an early waver when I first heard Robocop was being remade and now I am glad that I managed to successfully stay the course. The girls loved this film in a way they never would have with the original. They connected with the more human elements, the slower story telling pace and relative to the original, the lack of violence. This was a story relevant to them, robots will play a big role in their future and it asked questions of them they are only just considering. It was poignant, timely, and well executed. A vibrant discussion ensued over sushi. The fact that it is so different from the original will upset people but really do we need yet another dystopian future? I for one enjoyed the fact that it took a point of view that suggested man’s successes would bring new moral challenges, because they will. It’s not the Robocop of old but personally I loved it for what it was. If people want to remake films like this, they can do it any time they like.

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Robocop 2014
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Highway To Mars

Welcome to Martian Central, please take a ticket, the sheep ray will be with you shortly. Highway to Mars was created by Author Stefan Sawynok as an excuse to ramble his way through Science Fiction that he liked and to shine a light on things such as books that don't get covered all that often in fandom. Mostly covers British and American sci-fi but occasionally steps out to cover pieces from around the world. There is so much Sci-fi out there and so little time. :)

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