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 Posted:   Feb 1, 2014 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Hah! The show! My friend Peter played Robocop's son in that. We used to call him Robopete. He's a DJ now.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2014 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

These soundclips remind me of the live-action TV series, which isn't a compliment.

I liked the TV series score.


That was a slam more on the series. Either way, it's not encouraging.

 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2014 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

Gosh, did they really need to make this movie? The original is just too good to be even matched.

Alex


Alex, I suppose MGM felt it was the right time to tap into the zeitgeist that is currently questioning our economic elites.

And no movie ever did that more entertainingly than the original.

But no one can duplicate the power of Poledouris's towering score.

Let us bow toward Intrada's offices in respect.

 
 Posted:   Feb 1, 2014 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

These soundclips remind me of the live-action TV series, which isn't a compliment.

I liked the TV series score.


That was a slam more on the series. Either way, it's not encouraging.


I actually liked the series as well. It's missing the brutal violence of the original, but I thought it handled the satirical edge quite well. I can tolerate ROBOCOP 3 as well, really the only live action ROBOCOP I can't stand is the PRIME DIRECTIVES mini-series. That was fucking awful. Never saw the cartoons, but I can't imagine they're any good.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2014 - 12:46 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

But no one can duplicate the power of Poledouris's towering score.

Let us bow toward Intrada's offices in respect.


In fairness, a bow toward Varese Sarabande's is also due (they did, after all, have first [and second] crack). Not to mention the Sinfonia of London and conductors Howard Blake* and Tony Britton.

*Even if he was initially rather snobbish about the whole thing.

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2014 - 1:56 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

I know this is a complete turnaround for me - but this score really is pretty good.

I will always treasure Poledouris and the Verhoeven film.

But I can also enjoy this different take on the character and the score.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2014 - 10:08 PM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

I know this is a complete turnaround for me - but this score really is pretty good.

I will always treasure Poledouris and the Verhoeven film.

But I can also enjoy this different take on the character and the score.


LOL! After writing such a hilariously critical post about the score, I expected anything but this. What made you change your mind so drastically?

Alex

 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2014 - 10:09 PM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

I know this is a complete turnaround for me - but this score really is pretty good.

I will always treasure Poledouris and the Verhoeven film.

But I can also enjoy this different take on the character and the score.


LOL! After writing such a hilariously critical post about the score, I expected anything but this. What made you change your mind so drastically?

Alex


The whole score, I must admit.

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2014 - 4:58 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

I like James Southall's review:

http://www.movie-wave.net/robocop/

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2014 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

It might be just me but I can totally hear Bromfman referencing Poledouris' score starting 1:50 into "Battling Robots".

 
 Posted:   Feb 5, 2014 - 10:45 PM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

I like James Southall's review:

http://www.movie-wave.net/robocop/


I like Southall´s reviews, too.

But I believe he is too narrow-minded when it comes to contemporary score elements. He basically hates every score that is in that vein.

Of course, that´s his opinion and absolutely fine. But he misses the pleasure this way of film scoring can offer.

I was the same for a very long time - but recently I came to appreciate those scores. I don´t know what happened, but suddenly they click for me.

And the great thing: I continue to love and prefer the traditional scores (and I still can´t wait for "The Monuments Men") - but I can also appreciate the new "Robocop" which is definitely different and much more nuanced than Southall has experienced it.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 4:27 AM   
 By:   theMaestraX   (Member)

Enjoying this new reboot - has definate elements of Poledouris' score added....
Pulsatingly good!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 6:01 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

The clips sound pretty much as expected. Why does anyone think we'd have a Poledouris type score? The movie seems to be a slick whiz-bang type "reboot" and the score looks to fit the film. Same with the outcry over Man Of Steel.

Based on the samples, it isn't grabbing me right away. But given that I do enjoy electronic scores and don't automatically reject any and every score that follows what has been labeled as "media ventures sound" - it might be one I pick up after seeing the movie. On rental

And I'm sure I'd enjoy it more than Robo 2's score. big grin RoboCOOOOOOOP!! ( honestly, Robo 2 was a really awful, awful score ). So there razz

 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 6:48 AM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

And I'm sure I'd enjoy it more than Robo 2's score. big grin RoboCOOOOOOOP!! ( honestly, Robo 2 was a really awful, awful score ). So there razz

The score's not awful. But that unneeded wail definitely is.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

The clips sound pretty much as expected. Why does anyone think we'd have a Poledouris type score? The movie seems to be a slick whiz-bang type "reboot" and the score looks to fit the film. Same with the outcry over Man Of Steel.

Based on the samples, it isn't grabbing me right away. But given that I do enjoy electronic scores and don't automatically reject any and every score that follows what has been labeled as "media ventures sound" - it might be one I pick up after seeing the movie. On rental

And I'm sure I'd enjoy it more than Robo 2's score. big grin RoboCOOOOOOOP!! ( honestly, Robo 2 was a really awful, awful score ). So there razz


Rosenman's score was far from awful, imo. I hope that Varese announces a deluxe edition of it on Monday (or in the near future) to coincide with this reboot.

 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)


The clips sound pretty much as expected. Why does anyone think we'd have a Poledouris type score?

Exactly. The You haven't even heard it yet! OMGz!!1! crowd gets all pissed off, meanwhile the realistic crowd was right again & again, at least from all examples I can remember:

"Total Recall" (Harry Gregson-Williams)
"Conan" (Tyler Bates)
"The Day the Earth Stood Still" (Tyler Bates)
"Friday the 13th" (Jablonsky?)
"Dredd" (Paul Leonard-Morgan)
"Red Dawn" (Ramin noodles)
"Man of Steel" (The Zimmer)
"The Pink Panther" (Christophe Beck)

And let me save you the trouble: If and when the following are remade, that had classic great scores, and you see names like Jablonsky, Tyler (either one), Gregson Williams, Zimmer, etc., attached, the score will SUCK:

"Ghostbusters"
"The Ten Commmandments" film, not another TV movie/mini series)
"The Magnificent Seven"
"Dirty Harry"
"Psycho"

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

Well Psycho was already remade. Both the film and score was faithful to the original.

 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

It was a shot-by-shot re-filming, with Elfman re-doing the score. I'm talking about a completely different film beasts that have totally new scores.

 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 9:06 PM   
 By:   lostboy408   (Member)

double post

 
 Posted:   Feb 8, 2014 - 9:09 PM   
 By:   lostboy408   (Member)


The clips sound pretty much as expected. Why does anyone think we'd have a Poledouris type score?

Exactly. The You haven't even heard it yet! OMGz!!1! crowd gets all pissed off, meanwhile the realistic crowd was right again & again, at least from all examples I can remember:

"Total Recall" (Harry Gregson-Williams)



To be fair, The Fall gets stuck in my head every now and then

 
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