Talk:RoboCop (2014 film)

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So the article says 2014 but the poster says 2013? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Opaqueambiguity (talkcontribs) 00:34, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Reception section misleading[edit]

There was no advanced reception of this movie that Weller saw. According to the Youtube video, Weller saw the 1987 movie in Dallas. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:39, 10 November 2013 (UTC)


The infobox recommends the cast be listed based on the billing block. The poster gives top billing to four actors (visible in preview) and also includes four others in the billing block, which can be seen in high resolution versions of the poster. Please discuss if you think only the top billed actors should be listed, or if the article should list based on the whole billing block. WP:MOSFILM is flexible, the guideline is to avoid overcrowding the infobox, if there is local consensus to do something else that works too. -- (talk) 00:44, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Comment is in response to an unexplained edit shortening the cast list. -- (talk) 01:07, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
Billing block restored, again. -- (talk) 16:03, 3 May 2014 (UTC)


might be worth speaking a litte about the hubert dreyfus character and the real hubert dreyfus who wrote the book, what computers can't do. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:31, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

if the Production section of the article was much longer and included details about the writing process and we had a source explaining reference then maybe we could squeeze it in but I think it is a longshot. -- (talk) 11:47, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

i defer to the judgment of others, but i would think that allusions might be fitting for an article about the film. the fact that sen. hubert dreyfus paraphrases one of the main points raised by the real dreyfus in his book (the issue of human experience being what something closed off to robots) i think clinches the reference, and it's an allusion likely lost on most since the real dreyfus is a rather obscure reference. what i find particularly interesting or useful in highlighting this allusion is the way that it helps to contrast the concerns of this remake (setting it apart, and giving it some merit apart from cgi etc.) from the issues that were highlighted in the original. i'm just making the point.... chris — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:04, 6 March 2014 (UTC)


Anyone else who noticed the use of Focus' [[Hocus Pocus (instrumental) |Hocus Pocus]] as background music during the shooting range scene with Mattox? Is this worth mentioning in the article? Ximalas (talk) 22:45, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

I wouldn't think so, no. Seems to be just a bit of trivia. ——Digital Jedi Master (talk) 05:57, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
The music section only covers the score. If you can find suitable sources there should be room to discuss the soundtrack or failing that songs used in the film (even if they aren't released as a soundtrack album). Found some information about songs used in the film but I don't think it is a good enough source. -- (talk) 11:47, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Fourth Wall?[edit]

The article ends by saying that Novak talks to the audience by breaking the fourth wall. Is this really breaking the fourth wall since he is playing the part of a talk show host and so it would not be out of character to be talking to the camera as if it were his own show. My understanding of breaking fourth wall is that its when its totally out of keeping with the story and unexpected. The movie starts outwith Novak talking into the camera and into the audience at the very start of the film too. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:54, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

I saw the movie and then I read this article. So I might be slightly biased, but it seems clear to me that the prose refers to the audience of the television show in the movie, not of the movie RoboCop. But in case I'm biased, I just copy edited it for explicit clarification of that. How's that grab ya? Thanks! — Smuckola (Email) (Talk) 06:03, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Sure, no big deal I was just putting it forth for discussion but your revision does clarify it much better. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:13, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Plot inaccurate/lacks information[edit]

For anyone who has watched the movie, reading through the plot will find several discrepancies. For example, the information that Robocop took prints from the gun in the warehouse is left out. More details should be added to the plot for accuracy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:59, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

I agree the plot is not very well written. "Norton is able to reach him first and reveals the truth". What truth? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:630:441:501:0:0:0:806 (talk) 13:40, 10 February 2017 (UTC)