Joel Kinnaman loved RoboCop drama

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 February 2014
Joel Kinnaman as RoboCop

Joel Kinnaman as RoboCop

Joel Kinnaman loved mixing action and drama in 'Robocop', and says the project was a "rare" opportunity

Joel Kinnaman loved mixing action and drama in 'Robocop'.

The Swedish-born star - best known for his work in 'The Killing' - was excited to work on a script that asks philosophical questions as well as allowing for explosions and all out gun toting action.

He said: "It's a rare opportunity to do an exciting, grand-scale action film, that also has a lot of drama. But it also discusses some political and philosophical ideas that we as a society have to make a decision about."

Joel may have enjoyed starring as the cyborg supercop in the new movie, but has previously admitted putting his 45lb suit was difficult to wield, and took almost two hours to put on each day.

He said: "It was a bit of a challenge to put on. It was so uncomfortable, it was digging in everywhere, it was pressing down on my shoulders, and I was sweating like a pig. After twenty minutes, I said, 'I gotta get out of this!' And then, it was a daunting idea that I was going to have to wear this for 14 hours a day, six days a week for five months."

RoboCop

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: José Padilha
  • Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson
  • UK release: 7 February 2014

When Detroit cop Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is mutilated by a car bomb, wicked OmniCorp turns him into the first man-machine. This latest action-flick remake is well-cast and has some new features but unlike the original, its satire doesn't bite, its premise doesn't chill and its bloodless violence doesn't have any impact.

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