Monday, February 21, 2011

The RoboCop Statue WILL Stand in Detroit!

The world we live in now: If you want something done, make sure it's something The Internerds will take vaugely-ironic pleasure in. A privately-funded, web-donation-based effort to install a statue of RoboCop in Detroit has exceeded it's financial target, and they're going ahead with it.



io9 has an interview with the guys in charge. I know some people aren't crazy about this - wishing the money had gone to other more useful sources, viewing the whole thing as a silly fit of geek/hipster irony, etc. There's probably some truth in that... but on the other hand there's going to be a statue of Robocop in Detroit. Awesome.

13 comments:

Dave Kraft said...

On the brighter side, if it DOES manage to attract tourism (especially during, say, the Motor City Comic Con), the city may make more money from said tourism than they would've raised otherwise, and THAT money could go to better purposes.

So it may take a while longer, but I do think Detroit might make more money to go to those more useful sources WITH the statue than without. :D

Dan W said...

Hey Philly has a statue of Rocky so why not a statue of RoboCop in Detroit.

John said...

Isn't that The Terminator theme? And isn't that shot at the end of the trailer of Robocop walking away from the flames very similar to a shot at the end of The Terminator? Weird.

Reverend Allan Ironside said...

Well, hey, how about that! Question is, what will the pose be?

What will the plaque say? Personally, I'm partial to "Dead or alive, you're coming with me."

David said...

Yeah either "Dead or alive, you're coming with me" or "Prime directive: Serve the public trust, protect the innocent, uphold the law." either of those will do fine.

Ezenwa said...

The pose would probably be that of him leaving the car with his gun cocked.

connor.mcmyne said...

Is that the Terminator Main Titles song in the background? Because it sounds exactly like it...

Arman said...

Epic. Can't wait to see it.

Captain Machine said...

I though the same thing, that is the Terminator theme playing in the background.

Awesome news on the statue too :)

Jeppe said...

Well im from Denmark.. Up and untill this point, Detroit dident really exist to me (Well besides beeing RoboCop's "scene").. I know it is a bit geeky, but the awesomeness outweigh it by a gazillion times.. I compare it to Greece erecting a statue of Achillies or some other charactor with it's roots in fiction. All out awesome, and it kinda put's Detroit on the map for me, in a very cool way. I dont know if there is anything similar in Hollywood.. If not, there should be!

RocMegamanX said...

Is it odd that the Robocop trailer used the theme from The Terminator?

Anyway, this might actually be a good idea.

Andrew said...

I'm sure that's the theme tune to Terminator 2 which came out in 1991.
Robocop came out in 1987.

The version of that tune (By Brad Fiedel) used in the original Terminator movie was less industrial and more electronic.

Looks like he did a remix for the Robo trailer that was then used in T2.

What's up with that?

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