The RoboCop remake is only two weeks away. It’s been more than 20 years since a new RoboCop movie has been in theaters, so a whole new generation of fans can discover the character. While it’s unlikely that the remake will be better than the original 1987 film, let’s just hope that the new movie will be better than the sequels. One thing it won’t be able to compete at is the R-rated violence of Paul Verhoeven’s film. The brand-new Officer Murphy, actor Joel Kinnaman, recently discussed the remake’s PG-13 violence during an interview with Collider. Kinnaman spoke about how the tone of the film is darker than you’d expect from a PG-13 action movie, even comparing the remake’s tone to The Dark Knight. Kinnaman said:
“I didn’t really know that The Dark Knight was PG-13 as well, I didn’t know what you could get away with with PG-13…. after seeing what we got away with with PG-13 that battle became quite irrelevant. And the original RoboCop by Verhoeven, he has a very specific idea when it comes to violence and how you portray violence. I mean, he grew up in the whirlpool of WWII and was very affected by that, and he had this idea that when you treat violence way over the top it becomes comedic.