OK, so after a total ban of anything resembling spoilers, I finally got to watch it.
It's awesome as long as you don't treat it as a straight remake of the original movie, more like a loose "inspired by" or pretend it's a random cyberpunk movie with names filed off. Loved the little things and callouts they put in (did I detect specific inspiration with Deus Ex HR and dare I say Infinity?), not sold on changing the main plot/theme from AI and man-machine dichotomy to personal rediscovery. It was OK as it was, but compared to the original it felt cheapened. Maybe we've been exposed to the AI theme way too much after the original and don't need it so much anymore, but it still felt dumbed down for the average moviegoer or something.
Also not convinced by the Major's acting. Being a cyborg doesn't excuse wooden acting at times when Karakuri do it better I liked Batou a lot more.