If you ask me, Dredd is a mean film, as it insists on covering up the prettiness of Karl Urban with a helmet. Yes, we know it’s an important part of judge, jury and executioner title character, but why not let a really ugly actor and let Karl stand next to them looking fine?
Ever since the New Zealander was cast as Eomer in Lord Of The Rings, Karl has seemed to be heading towards the a-list without ever quite making it. Movies like Ghost Ship, Doom, The Chronicles Of Riddick, Pathfinder, and Priest didn’t set the box office (although that certainly wasn’t Urban’s fault), but he’s seen success with The Bourne Supremacy, Star Trek (as Bones) and Red. He’ll be back in space for Star Trek 2 next year, although before then he’ll be eyeing the box office numbers for Dredd. The production has been surrounded by rumours of problems, although early reviews have been pretty good, so hopefully it’ll find an appreciative audience.
So if you want to revel in all that is Karl (without a helmet on), take a look at the pics below.