Thanks to enjoyable satire, an intriguing central character, and ultra-violent action, Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop became a cult classic film – and an icon of the 1980s science fiction genre. As a result, fans were nervous when it was first announced that Strike Entertainment was set to remake RoboCop with Elite Squad director Jose Padilha at the helm and Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) in the titular role.
However, despite sharing the same central premise and fan-favorite character, Padilha’s 2014 RoboCop movie is very different from the 1987 original – providing a different take on Alex Murphy for the modern era. Just how different?
Here are the Differences Between the 2014 RoboCop Reboot and the Original.