…And although he finds it funny, he isn’t amused.
ROBOCOP Remake Receives Scathing Script Review – by Matt Goldberg
I tend to stay away from script reviews. Scripts go through multiple revisions, the movie can then undergo changes while filming, and then it can be further revised in the editing room. The script is rarely a bible where every sentence and plot beat has to be followed to the letter. That being said, I trust the word of HitFix‘s Drew McWeeny. He’s covered this business for well over a decade, and he’s also worked as a screenwriter. So when he went on Twitter yesterday and took apart the script for the RoboCop remake, it’s worth our attention. To put it as lightly as humanly possible, Mr. McWeeny did not care for the screenplay.
Here are McWeeny’s tweets about the script for the Robocopremake:
I tried to read the “Robocop” remake, but 20 pages in my nose started bleeding and I forgot my name. #nobueno #reallynobueno
I’ll share this one detail. In the film, when Murphy is turned into Robocop 1.0, it’s described “a high-tech version of the ’80s suit.” Then they show a focus group scene where criminals laugh at the design. “He looks like a toy from the ’80s!” So they redesign him to look “meaner” as Robocop 2.0, who passes focus group approval. So they not only make sure to include the original design, they also point out it’s dated and stupid. *facepalm*
Hold onto your sides for more hilarious “Robocop” details. They outsource his construction to China. #seriously
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One problem here: Since we had absolutely zero expectations of the new ROBOCOP turning out interesting in any way, McWeeny’s tweets have actually piqued our curiosity. We like sitcoms, you know? And if it’s this ridiculous, so much the funnier.
What do you know – being a member of the Gen Y “everything sucks” gang has a something going for it after all.