On this week’s edition of Scottscope Talk Radio, the roundtable takes aim at the new Robocop remake! Is it as bad as the reviews are suggesting? Was director Jose Padhila forced to compromise his vision for the film? Are critics and overzealous fans being simply being too harsh? Have they allowed nostalgia to cloud their vision? Does the remake have any redeeming qualities that are being ignored by the peanut gallery? Does it maintain the same deft balance of satire and ultra-violence achieved by Paul Verhoven? Does Joel Kinnaman engender the same level of Sympathy as Peter Weller?
We’ll also be celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Walter Hill’s immortal cult classic, The Warriors! Does it rank as one of Walter Hill’s best? Is it truly worthy of the cult status it has attained? Is it merely a kitschy artifact of a bygone era that can only be loved “ironically”? Is the aesthetic much too dated for modern audiences? Could it actually be much more than even its most ardent