Compared to the original version, Alex Murphy ends up in worse shape than his predecessor. It was truly amazing that he could live without most of his body intact. It took a little while to get used to watching him move in his new body. When he met his son for the first time after the accident, it became one of the most touching moments of the film.
The technology uploaded into his mind was remarkable. The GPS tracker combined with an archive of police files and videos proved to be very useful in stopping criminals throughout Detroit. The motorcycle was also a nice addition. The special effects were decent. The drones and especially the larger robots could have been improved to fit into the environments more realistically.
Michael Keaton warmed up to his character as the movie progressed. Samuel L. Jackson’s hair possibly took attention away from his acting. Gary Oldman stole the show. He brought a balance to all the characters and some of the unbelievable aspects of the storyline. Without him, the film would have fallen apart.
In the end, although it may seem logical to have drones take care the crime in our cities, it’s not their job. It’s ours. It’s our responsibility to fix what is broken in the world. We have the capacity to do it. Now, people simply need to be willing to do what is right. -ecj