'RoboCop' Star Gary Oldman: Obama 'Bush on Steroids'

'RoboCop' Star Gary Oldman: Obama 'Bush on Steroids'

Actor Gary Oldman’s latest project bears a strong political subtext.

RoboCop, the remake of the 1987 sci-fi classic, takes on corporations, drones and the fusion of technology and crime fighting. asked Oldman about the film’s relevance to today’s headlines. The veteran actor said something few of his peers would dare mutter–President Barack Obama hasn’t lived up to his own hype.

Here’s the British actor discussing his temporay home and views on the Age of Obama:

I live in America at the moment, in California. But you look at American politics at the moment, and it’s one mess after another, one scandal after another. I mean, it’s falling around him. The empire is crumbling.

You mean it’s crumbling around Barack Obama?

Right, yeah. And you’ve got footage of him speaking in 2008 and 2009 talking about Bush, and how against the Executive Order he is, and how everything was going to be transparent, and now he’s doing the same thing but on steroids. It’s Bush on steroids.

RoboCop, starring Joel Kinnaman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson and Oldman, opens Feb. 14.