Here’s the ‘RoboCop’ Poster That Every One Hates…


I fell asleep an hour ago and awoke to the vicious Internet beating of the official teaser one-sheet for Columbia Pictures and MGM’s new RoboCop. Firstly, it’s not even close to as bad as The Conjuring poster, secondly, it’s not that bad. If anything, it’s a lot less menacing than the original 1987 version, also shared below.

As least the trailer was pretty cool – even though Alex Murphy’s death was perplexingly generic and lame – and I do think the various RoboCop armor used looks pretty rad. We’ll see what happens on February 7, 2014. Your move, RoboCop.

In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the centre of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilises their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.

Director Jose Padilha (Elite Squad) reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title character, Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) as media mogul Pat Novak. Peter Weller played the character in the original and the 1990 sequel.

  • WolfQueen

    Me, I don’t mind it. I think it’s kind of sharp with the color contrasts.

  • Joe-Banger

    I like the new armor and thats all, this movie will flop and Im happy knowing that!

  • Ravinus

    The original poster is better. The original armor is better. The original movie will definitely be better.

  • Rick-Taylor

    Wow, you are right, I don’t like it. It’s pretty lazy and bland. It’s a step below The Asylum studios quality.

  • MovieGeek

    Both the trailer and poster are shit.

  • godless

    Is it just me or does the face on the new poster remind anyone of a droid phone?

  • Darkness69

    That top part of the helmet reminds me of the sleek design of the Alien’s head. Maybe a bit Xenomorph-obsessed here, but… Anyhow, the original Robocop is just it: THE ORIGINAL.

  • feck

    i wouldn’t have thought twice had I seen it outside a theater. It’s fine. And the trailer looks good too, better than I thought it would. I think it will do well, box office wise.

  • doomas10

    Everything with this Robocop remake sucks. Also, he has a human hand and everything else is covered in armour! Who thought that this design looks good? Meh I will pass 😛

  • divisionbell

    It looks fine. Though the armor in the trailer looked better before they went black. The movie looks like a watered down, pg-13 version of a classic and that was its immediate downfall. Its too bad because the cast is pretty damn solid. I’m still distracted by his one human hand though….

  • Evil_Flip

    I all looks ok, but nothing more. But so did the total recall remake, and we all know how that turned out.

  • MachineGunGandhi

    Bah, I still say Jack Black’s Robocop was the best.

  • Joe-Banger

    I forgot mention in my first post that this is not a horror film, its sci-fi film remake that will suck hard! It should not have been advertised on this site! I dont care how much BD got paid to show this poster, the idea of remaking a perfect film like RoboCop is just as stupid as it was to remake A Nightmare on Elm Street!

  • WolfQueen

    ^ I don’t agree whatsoever that Bloody Disgusting shouldn’t be promoting this because it’s “not a horror film”. BD has always given us info regarding media from the horror, sci-fi and fantasy realms because they all have a common base and that’s the imagination of the people that love those genres.
    BD, keep up the good work with promoting cross-genre films :)

  • JasonVoorhees1981

    It’s not the poster that sucks, it’s the outfit. That’s not Robocop.

    • FormerHuman

      Would you rather have a carbon copy of the original, then? That’s the point off a ‘remake’ or a ‘reboot’ or whatever they choose to call it, it’s to take something popular and put a different spin on it.

      My expectations are low, for the simple reason being that these kinds of projects tend to be underwhelming and unimaginative, which means that I can only be pleasantly surprised when it does come out. The costume is fine, to be honest, and shouldn’t be the primary concern anyway.