This retelling had countless hours spent on design, effects, and lens flare. There are also some striking action scenes. None of it matters when the story engenders nothing more than a ‘meh’ though.
I can barely recall (ugh this isn’t Mortal Kombat) large parts of a film that thought it would be a good idea to have Bryan Cranston fight Colin Farrell bare handed. Come on!
It’s very different to the 1990 version, but bar technological improvements none of it adds anything. Everyone does their job well enough but the story is humourless and doesn’t do much with an interesting premise.