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A long time ago, there was a Robocop 2. Director Paul Verhoeven would not return from the first film, nor would screenwriters Ed Neumeier and Michael Miner, and gone with them was a sense of satire, intelligence, or purpose. To follow Robocop, director Irvin Kershner and writers Frank Miller (yes, that Frank Miller) and Walon Green side-stepped a chance to build upon that landmark first film with an evolution of themes and instead doubled down on the misanthropy and violence. What resulted was a mean, borderline toxic stew of outlandish science fiction and belligerent 90.s .tude that killed the heart of the first picture by finding new ways to be aggressively anti-Alex Murphy. In other words, they tried following up Robocop before, and it just didn.t work. To think they might try again, with Sony.s latest upgrade of the source boggles the mind. They barely made it out »
Detroit's silver-plated cop returns to the big screen this week rebooted with a sleek black suit and The Killing's Joel Kinnaman on leading man duties. Though Paul Verhoeven's 1987 original is the most well-known incarnation of the character, he stretches far beyond movies into TV, video games and comic books.
Digital Spy takes a look back through the RoboCop video archives below...
With a B-movie premise, a relatively tight budget and a director in Paul Verhoeven who'd never made a movie in Hollywood before, the odds were stacked against the original RoboCop from the start. However, Verhoeven and writers Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner managed to inject the film with great action, memorable one-liners and a cutting satirical edge that commented on American culture. We'd buy that for a dollar!
RoboCop: The Animated Series (1988)
Let's face it, RoboCop is a seriously cool character that appeals to a »
Peter Mayhew, the man who played Chewbacca in every single Star Wars movie, has been tweeting old behind-the-scenes photos from the set of the famed movies, from his own personal stash. He has included images from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, which feature all of his co-stars, including Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Anthony Daniels. Peter Mayhew started the captivating look back at his career earlier in the week. We've embedded the best ‏Tweets for you to enjoy.
#nostalgic so Im going to post some pics tonight. Like this 1 of Harrison, Anthony, Carrie & I sharing a laugh... pic.twitter.com/FblggUaU5e
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) January 8, 2014
Ok, you lot really like pics of a certain princess! Here's one of Carrie and her stunt double. You're Welcome. »
Over the past few days, Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca in the original Star Wars, has shared a host of behind-the-scenes images from his days on the set of the iconic film franchise. "#nostalgic so Im going to post some pics tonight," Mayhew tweeted on Wednesday along with a picture of himself, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher "sharing a laugh." This kick-started a captivating Twitter spree that lasted until the early morning hours on Friday.
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4 items from 2014
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