Karl Urban

News, Reviews & Features
  • Riddick

    Movie Review | Ali | 1st September 2013

    I love Vin Diesel. I love his voice, I love his face, I love the shape of his big baldy head and - to a lesser extent, admittedly - I love his films. He seems like a genuinely nice guy, so when he announced he re-mortgaged his house in order to get Riddick funded, I believed him. If any other Hollywood big shot claimed they'd put their house on the line to resurrect one of their fallen franchises it'd seem like a desperate career move, but Diesel has a Fast & Furious fallback; he didn't need Riddick to happen, he just felt the character still had life left in him. And he was right.

  • Dredd

    Movie Review | Ali | 3rd September 2012

    Dredd, of course, is not the first time we've seen the surly 2000AD lawman on screen. The first adaptation was, to put it bluntly, dreddful: completely mishandled, badly cast and creatively bankrupt. Fans were not happy, and with good reason. I mean, I can just about understand the casting of Martin Shaw, but relocating the story from Mega City One to the British legal system was bizarre and the recasting of the title character as a lovelorn High Court Judge was sacrilege. Hang on. Oh. Yeah, never mind. I was reading the Wikipedia page for BBC1 legal drama 'Judge John Deed'. I guess most of what I said also applies to the 1995 Sylvester Stallone Judge Dredd movie. Except the bit about Martin Shaw.

  • Let's all cheer up Judge Dredd

    Movie Feature | Ali | 13th July 2012

    It's a hard life policing Mega City One. No overtime, packed cells and no temps to write up your paperwork. Being Judge Dredd must suck. Let's turn that frown upside down!

  • First official picture of Karl Urban as Judge John Deed

    Movie News | Ali | 20th July 2011

    After Martin Shaw's dreadful portrayal of the 2000AD future-cop, we finally get a look at Karl Urban's grittier take on Mega City One's high court judge. Look, it was either this or a helmet joke.

  • New Judge Dredd movie renamed Dredd, is still ridiculous

    Movie News | Ali | 7th September 2010

    The new Judge Dredd movie has a new cast, a new title and a synopsis, yet it still sounds thoroughly unbearable. You can practically hear the critics writing up their 'Dredd-ful' puns already. Like I am.

  • Judge Dredd to appeal to the Urban market

    Movie News | Chris | 19th August 2010

    And by Urban market, I mean folks who were bamboozled by a thoroughly bland actor doing a serviceable impression of DeForest Kelley.