With the release of “RoboCop,” we’re again subjected to another needless remake of a fan favorite.
There was absolutely no reason to revisit the 1987 original that starred Peter Weller as the half-man/half-machine futuristic cop.
Fans of the original “RoboCop” loudly protested the remake. And now about 50 of them have collaborated on a full-length remake of the film, calling it “Our RoboCop Remake.”
It’s a crowd-sourced film project where filmmakers split the original film into individual pieces and remade them. It’s not necessarily a shot-for-shot remake, but a scene-for-scene retelling.
The “about” section of the film’s website says: “As big fans of the original ‘RoboCop,’ and as filmmakers and film fans admittedly rolling our eyes at the Hollywood remake machine, we’ve elected to do this remake thing our own way. Because if anyone is going to ruin RoboCop, it’s us.”
You can view the film for free at www.ourrobocopremake.com. It’s pretty cool stuff.
I’ll also join the sentiment that remakes are out of control. But there are some films that I think deserve a remake, such as these:“Logan’s Run” –
A remake with today’s special-effects and art direction capacities would befit the story, about a society where people are allowed to live only until they’re 30. And for a while, Hollywood seemed to agree. A “Logan’s Run” remake has been in development lingo for years, with several directors and actors attached at one point (most recently, Ryan Gosling was set to star and Nicolas Winding Refn of “Drive” was set to direct, but both have since left the project). The film remains in development.“Flash Gordon”