Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Hero Complex RoboCop Peter Weller
These and other sayings filled RoboCop with rage, RoboCop also goes by the name Peter Weller and his rants, raves, and quick study on art history at Hero Complex were almost as entertaining as the film shown before he arrived. From Weller's early work fighting giant rats to his directorial duties on House and Sons of Anarchy he owned the crowd like the insane Professor you always wanted at college. He also wore worst jacket ever.
It was one of the best Q and A's ever seen by man. Here's some clips.
When told of a new RoboCop being made he said, "Fuck it". He wishes who makes it luck, but he said it will never be as in depth or good as the original and they can throw as much CGI in as they want.
When not going over the inner meanings of RoboCop he asked the audience what they had seen in cinema, he pointed people out and made them talk. He made me want him to be a history Professor, the man has a lot of passion for someone who just came in from LAX 45 minutes prior to the event.
His stance on cinema delved into if the audience new it's sources such as Blade Runner being based on Phillip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electronic Sheep. He asked did anyone get the point that it wasn't about robots or Harrison Ford, but that it was about slavery? He brought up how at the start of RoboCop Africa's apartheid is discussed. He wondered if people got the deeper meaning of plots from these films.
The anger in him. He hates process trailers with a vengeance. He needs to do a Ted Talk about them not being used anymore. Process trailers are trailers that give the perspective a car is being driven for TV and film. The car is actually being driven by another vehicle in front or back of it. Peter Weller outright hates them.
When he wasn't ranting about how were spoon fed dribble on television, where scenes are static and no one moves or does anything in motion, he talked about his new son. He delved into how funny it is hearing himself going "Look at your cute footsies", at age 60.