New ‘RoboCop’ and ‘Noah’ Images: Cyborgs on Motorcycles and Giant Arks

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robocop noah images New RoboCop and Noah Images: Cyborgs on Motorcycles and Giant Arks

If you’ve read Screen Rant’s 2014 Winter Movie Preview, then you’re aware that there will be several “blockbuster-lite” films arriving in theaters during the first two months of the new year, before a handful of proper tentpoles arrive in March.

One such “blockbuster-lite” title on the February menu is the RoboCop remake, while a week into spring is when Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic Noah sets sail. Both of these movies have garnered their fair share of controversy – for very different reasons – but also feature very impressive ensemble casts and have acclaimed filmmakers at the helm; the Black Swan director with Noah, the Brazilian auteur José Padilha (Elite Squad 1 & 2) with the RoboCop model 2.0. However, whereas the Noah trailers released to date have, by and far, impressed people with grand spectacle (even if they still harbor doubts about the film’s substance), the reactions to the RoboCop theatrical previews have been far more consistently mixed thus far.

That said: we don’t expect today’s batch of high-resolution images from the two films to change your pre-release feelings, for good or bad. Nonetheless, they do offer a closer (and more detailed) look at RoboCop atop his motorcycle and/or Noah’s massive ark – or perhaps you are more intrigued by images of Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) as the wife of cyborg Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) in RoboCop and Jennifer Connelly reunited with her A Beautiful Mind onscreen husband, Russell Crowe, in Noah. Whichever is fine, we don’t judge.

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Whether or not you’re onboard with Aronofsky’s Noah re-telling, there’s no denying that he looks to very much put his own stamp on the centuries-old flood story. If nothing else, the talent behind and in front of the camera – which includes The Perks of Being a Wallflower costars Emma Watson and Logan Lerman as Noah’s daughter-in-law and son – is promising enough to suggest that film will improve on this year’s end-of-March offering (see: G.I. Joe: Retaliation). High hurdle to clear, that one.

As for RoboCop: Kinnaman has gone on record to say that the film isn’t a self-conscious remake of the cult 1987 Paul Verhoeven film, but instead an attempt to present an engaging sci-fi/action movie with a political/philosophical undercurrent that stands on its own two legs. We’ll see if that holds true soon enough.

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RoboCop opens in theaters on February 12th, 2014.

Noah arrives in theaters on March 28th, 2014.

Source: Digital Spy [via Latino Review]

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  1. “….but instead an attempt to PREVENT an engaging sci-fi/action movie with a political/philosophical undercurrent that stands on its….

    Did you mean “present” ??

    • Does that count as a Freudian slip? ;-)

      Thanks for the catch!

      • I didn’t know Freud wore a slip! Still, he did have some pretty weird theories about a few things…!

  2. Bad cop Robocop.

  3. the motorcycle looks bada$$, i wonder if its a Hayabusa

  4. Can’t wait for Noah, looks…ahem….epic.

    Robocop….no thanks. I bought the original on DVD as a Christmas present to myself so I’ll stick with that instead of a bastardized version that throws CGI at the screen to cover up the mediocrity.

    Seriously, I can’t see how anybody can watch the trailers for it and NOT think it looks like a terrible, generic sci fi flick that deserves none of our money, lest we encourage studios to remake more classic movies and turn them to poop.

    • Yeah, I’ll stick with the 80s version that throws explosions at the screen to cover up the mediocrity.

      • You’ve never seen the original then? Because it’s actually a social commentary on big corporation taking over the world and how machines are being used while workers are made unemployed by industry.

        I guess you have to be over the age of 5 to appreciate what’s going on.

    • I’ll check out the new Robocop, albeit at one of the cheap theatres nearby.

      The trailer hints at some interesting themes that could be interesting. Whether it works or not is unknown (that is, until you watch the movie).

      I like the fact that they’re NOT trying to copy the first one (which simply cannot be topped). If it’s able to stand its own, great. If not, consider it another failed attempt.

      • “…some interesting themes that could be interesting”

        This comment was brought to you by the Department of Redundancy Department.

  5. Hey, who’s that guy in that bodysuit … oh … it’s RoboCop.

  6. Both look great. As an environmentalist, I love Darren’s spin on Noah. As a fan of fan of cyborgs, I love robocop. As I wait for these movies to come out, I’ll keep my self satiated on both themes reading The Keepers World War Three :)

  7. I’ll watch Robocop on Netflix. Probably worth a look, just not worth buying or going to the theater for. And Noah probably will float my boat enough to Netflix-view as well.

  8. Ostensibly the story of Noah took place at the end of the last ice age, somewhere around 12 to 15 thousand years ago. The dinosaur age was around 35 milion years ago, so why would youexpect to see extinct animals on board the Ark?