RoboCop (2014)


This remake of Verhoeven’s 87 ultra-violent hit movie looks a lot slicker and cleaner, but all the subtle and not-so-subtle changes have only weakened its impact, transforming a full-fledged satire with lots of action for easy consumption into a movie that doesn’t knows what it wants to be and settles on the easiest option: some action, some cheap TV drama and some simplistic anti-corporatism messages without really knowing why it’s doing that (which means it completely lacks any understanding why the original managed to capture the zeitgeist of its time) and without having any real convictions. Overall, pretty dumb, inept and most of all, boring movie.