I’m actually not mad at this ‘Robocop’ remake trailer

A few months back there was a furor over the Robocop statue Kickstarter which rightly questioned the project’s purpose (is it a true, genuine homage to Robocop and the movie’s backdrop, Detroit, or was it a frat boy humor-filled dig at the struggling city?) The city had not yet filed for bankruptcy, but it was clear that it was headed that way. Well, regardless of the statue’s creator’s intentions, it’s done and nearing it’s installation date.

Hot on its heels is an actual remake of the original Robocop movie. Without a doubt there will be even more jokes at my city’s expense the further this movie gets to its release date, and I’d be remiss if I, as a citizen, didn’t add my two cents: that living conditions here are no laughing matter, that there are real struggles here: struggles to obtain meaningful work that sustains the self and the family, struggles to enjoy recreation without fear of being shot or killed, struggles to obtain a decent education. For many of my fellow city dwellers, life is akin to living in a 3rd world country. It’s just not funny.

That being said, I really need for the Robocop in this amazing trailer to be real, and to completely vaporize my new, ratchet neighbors:

Robocop stars Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, and Samuel L. Jackson, and hits U.S. theaters February 7, 2014.

via ScienceFiction.com