Like a lot of people, i groaned when i heard that Robocop, a classic 18 certificate adults only scifi action film was getting a modern remake and getting a 12a certificate making it suitable for kids just to sell extra tickets like the recent Total Recall remake and last Die Hard film. But, somewhat unexpectedly, much to my surprise and like Total Recall, the new family friendly Robocop is actually a pretty enjoyable remake! It's the near future and Detroit cop Alex Murphy is blown up by a car bomb and left for dead and brought back as Robocop by Omnicorp who want to replace the police and armed forces with robots. Murphy then sets out to solve his own murder by going after the drug dealer responsible. Yes the over the top cartoonish violence has gone and so has the satire that made the original such a hit but in its place is some dark humour and questions about what it is that devides men from machines. that and a good cast make the remake a pleasant surprise. Joel Kinnaman is fine as the new Robocop and is well supported by Abbie Cornish as his wife, Michael Keaton as the head of Omnicorp, Gary Oldman as the scientist that creates Robocop and the film is stolen by Samuel L Jackson as a tv talk show host. In any other original scifi film this would be a fine cast and there are some good though toned down action scenes. To tell the truth Robocop has been toned down for kids since the dire Robocop 3 and tv series so this toned down reboot shouldn't really be that much of a shock and while not as good as the classic original 1987 film it's at least better than the 2 sequels and tv shows that followed it.