February 14, 2014 7:25 AM

‘Robocop’ remake stars with road but slips gears

Dutch director Paul Verhoeven’s original 1987 “Robocop” — in which man was merged with machine to fight lawlessness — was a savvy slice of science fiction that not only tapped into the era’s fear of crime but also gave viewers a neat send-up of corporate connivance and media manipulation.

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