Child 44

Child 44 captures the terror of the Stalinist era with a strong performance from Hardy, but lacks authenticity.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes steadily builds on its predecessor with better effects and a (marginally) better script, albeit still denying the human characters room to breathe.

RoboCop (2014)

With big ideas and a capable cast RoboCop will surprise. It's just a pity it falls short at the final hurdle when you need the action to match the high-minded ideas it’s built on.