A clinical PG-13 bore that adds no value whatsoever to the RoboCop franchise. There's just no point to remake something like this, when the result is considerably tamer and more pedestrian. You might get some basic Friday night action fluff entertainment from this, but that's about it. I like Kinnaman though, and the thought that Oldman too got involved in this just aggravates me.
Less gleefully satirical than the original, but just as allegorical. While there is no self-awareness, favoring straightforward action, the mechanisms (sorry) of the characters vary so wildly from the source you have to give it adequate pause. This Alex, who is destroyed by a car bomb, rebuilt by a defense contractor, and then reconciled with his family, is airing some serious current-affairs wartime grievances.
A frustrating experience: for every interesting curveball or interesting performance there's something predictable, ideologically confused or just plain dumb happening in the script. It's MUCH better than it has any right to be, with great body horror and surprisingly solid character building, but still feels hobbled by blockbuster convention and focus testing.