I am not anti-remake guy so I am not going to gripe about this much. My general philosophy is that we are not going to escape remakes so we might as well make as many as possible. Heck, I wouldn’t mind if they remade Robocop every two years until people stop paying money to see it.
Things that I like:
- The cast is great
- I don’t generally mind the art direction
- Several great nods to the original
- Cartoon like larger than life characters
Things I wish were different
- Would like to see more of a focus on a dystopian Detroit
- Black seems to obscure the details of the suit
- Lead actor is a little too perfect, I miss Peter Weller
- I wish that the sans helmet Robocop was more inhuman. Peter removing his helmet was a genuinely shocking moment in the original and we had to work to see him as sympathetic which created a greater connection to the character.