The remake should never have happend .. full stop having seen the trailer one scene where you see the armed dudes charge in they look like cast from Star wars ..is it any wonder why hollywood is going way down hill ...
Bingo. The only way to go are small independent movie studios, as they've got imagination. All of the big Hollyweird blowhards simply make gargantuan sized Lucky Charm sugary sweet CG eyegasmic nonsense.
Don't forget, they're coming out with a Robocop remake...
Starship Troopers as well.
Why the need for a remake?
Verhoeven never cared for the novels/source material. He didn't even read them. Also he hated Schwarzenegger as his main actor.
The new Total Recall claims to be a lot closer to the novel and it seems to me they don't really try to remake the original movie but try to make a new movie based on the novel. Just try to see it as that.