A new trailer for Jose PadilhaâsÂ RoboCop reboot has arrived, showing off a ton of new action footage â plus a healthy dose of Samuel L. Jackson. What more could you want?
Following a nice intro from Padilha, the trailer kicks off with Samuel L. Jacksonâs Pat Novak doing his best to convince America that we need to have robots on the streets to cut down on crime. Itâs a rousing speech, and Jackson looks like heâs having a lot of fun in the role.
Then the action ramps up. We get a quick setup for Joel Kinnamanâs new version of Alex Murphy, then we get to see him kick a mountain of ass for the next two minutes. The highlight? Some great footage from a training session, where RoboCop takes out an entire room full of drones.
Though weâve been burned by some '80s reboots in recent memory (see: Total Recall), the more we see of Padilhaâs RoboCop the more we seem to like. If nothing else, he at least has a good grasp of how to break up the melodrama and action with some humor, which goes a long way in selling the premise.
Check out the new trailer below and let us know what you think:
Robocop is set to open Feb. 12, 2014.
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