Another remake that possibly didn't need to be remade, although in the pro column it's not as day-glo post-80s as the previous incarnation, and apart from its white-dominated principals (the original had one up on this with the Hispanic lead Ticotin), it has a more multicultural air to it. The visual design is also gritty cyberpunk (although perhaps a little too much lens flare going on) and its sound design is grounded in this too and more appealing. Beckinsale also owns every action scene she is in. However the world setting itself is confusing: Australia (or is it New Asia?) and the UK aren't direct Antipodes, and Americans seem to have taken over both countries - unfortunately in wanting to market the film to the US, the producers missed an excellent opportunity to have an Irish protagonist with Farrell not having to change his accent. Same with the wasted chance to have Nighy speak in his own accent. Plus there are incredibly cheesy and nonsensical nods to the original in the three-breasted prostitute (with no other mutations in sight), the middle-aged traveller saying "Two weeks", and arms being cut off by an elevator - kinda unnecessary really.