Is the New RoboCop a Worthy Successor to the 1987 Classic? Three Slate Critics Discuss.

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Feb. 15 2014 10:41 AM

Spoiler Special: RoboCop

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Joel Kinnaman and Gary Oldman talk it over in the new RoboCop.

Columbia Pictures

On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies—and the occasional TV show—in full, spoiler-filled detail. Below, Slate film critic Dana Stevens talks with staff writer Forrest Wickman and video and podcast producer Chris Wade about the RoboCop remake. Is it worth seeing? Does it do anything new with the material from the 1987 sci-fi classic? And what makes that 1987 original a classic in the first place?

Listen to them discuss these and other questions below. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials in our archive, and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.

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Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer. 

Chris Wade is a video and podcast producer for Slate and occasional contributor to Brow Beat. Follow him on Twitter.

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