‘RoboCop’ review: meet the new model

Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop was a singular work of pop art thanks to its sharply defined future, incisive satire of 1980s commercialism, and the almost comically patriotic idea of a savior being manufactured out of a deteriorating American industrial center. José Padilha’s new update may ultimately be unsuccessful as a remake of that 1987 classic, but it’s far from a failure. By taking a thoughtful look at our ongoing relationship with technology, the new film offers a sophisticated…

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