This remake of a series that started in 1987 shows off the problems of today's society by a symbolic Alex Murphy who hasn't lost everything; he still has a loving wife and kid, but now anything he doesn't need in his body, which can be replicated to be a Robocop, is gone and replaced to be a Robocop after a significant car explosion that nearly killed him. This is an idea for a corrupt organization who actually now owns the world, having cops similar to these in every country in the entire world! Except the United States, because the president sees a few flaws that the company only cares about because he does, and Alex Murphy is a raise in their influence for the election. Alex Murphy and his family have a big problem with this, but then the organization that made him gets upset when his emotion kicks in as he tries to find out who made him who he is today.
There are some nice action sequences, especially one that's in the dark but lights up by a thin margin every time a gun is fired, but this movie focuses more on corruption than good characters. Considering how much emotion Alex's family have had to go through, and tension that happens, I felt I was watching a performance rather than a real sobbing, grieving, scared character when no tears were shed when there should be. Anyone who knows me knows that I generally don't like cops. Robocop is actually like a prisoner than a cop, but for what he, or at least the company is trying to do, he is a hero to people sensitive to crime. One thing I certainly would've changed in this movie was how the company can shut Alex down the second he goes absurd. I wish he could've gone into hiding for a while or something rather than return at the touch of a button.
I still enjoyed Robocop enough to recommend because it is aware of the brainwashed community that is ourselves. I don't see it ever changing the world despite it's thought provoking conflict, but that doesn't mean it doesn't still have a very good one.