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Judgement is coming
In the future, America is a dystopian wasteland. The latest scourge is Ma-Ma, a prostitute-turned-drug pusher with a dangerous new drug and aims to take over the city. The only possibility of stopping her is an elite group of urban police called Judges, who combine the duties of judge, jury and executioner to deliver a brutal brand of swift justice. But even the top-ranking Judge, Dredd, discovers that taking down Ma-Ma isn’t as easy as it seems in this explosive adaptation of the hugely popular comic series.
FUCK. PROPER REVIEW SOON.
OKAY I HAVE FINISHED RUNNING AROUND THE HOUSE SCREAMING. DREDD IS FUCKING AWESOME, FORGET STALLONE FORGET EVERYTHING AND JUST GO SEE THIS IMMEDIATELY.
Where to even start? The 3D? I was kinda bummed that there was no 2D option for this but the 3D was bearable and in places LOOKED FUCKING COOL. The slo-mo, the soundtrack, JESUS CHRIST EVERYTHING. EVERYYTHING WAS SO BEAUTIFUL. How the fuck they managed to get a dingy film to look so lush and rich with colour is BEYOND ME. The direction is impeccable. There's a bit where some flames are reflected in Dredd's helmet and it was CRAZY COOL and there were little bits like that all through the film.…
D TO THE R TO THE E DOUBLE D
PROTECTING THE FIRST MEGACITY
IT'S SIMILAR IN SET UP TO THE RAID
BUT COMPARATIVELY, DREDD'S GOT THE HIGHER GRADE
HE'S BADASS AND HAS A CHARACTER ARC
THE PREMISE IS SIMPLE, WHICH IS REALLY SMART
IT SHOWS OFF WHAT YOU CAME TO SEE
D TO THE R TO THE E DOUBLE D
Most bad-ass action film I've seen since...well...The Raid. Similarities will be drawn between the two films for sure, but they remain their own entities in spite of the similar concepts. Where The Raid is more or less an excuse to have fight scene after fight scene (not complaining), Dredd feels like an actual story with its own characters and its own world. Alex Garland's script is tight, and full of great moments. The look of the movie is unique and wonderful. Karl Urban was magnificent in the eponymous role. I loved how the whole story felt more or less like just another day for Dredd. Widespread conflict and global stakes were not necessary. The rookie was very well integrated into the story and provided a much different type of sidekick role than usual for this genre.
In closing, this is the best comic book film of 2012.
I'll just put this out there.
When is a comic book adaptation successful? Two things. It needs to capture the essence of the hero(s) and it needs to emulate the feel, tone and style of the comic.
This is one of the best comic book adaptations ever made.
One of the first comic books I fervently read were the 2000 AD anthologies. They were filled with exuberant science fiction stories and they produced a personal favourite, Judge Dredd. The grim, dystopian future, with a force of nearly invincible policemen, fighting colourful, over the top villains, appealed to my over-active imagination.
This film has no plot worthy of any mention and what there is is rather predictable. The entire universe we…
I still feel like I'm not as in love with this flick as everyone else seems to be, but I'm willing to bump up my rating on this rewatch for two reasons:
1) The fact that there is no attempt to humanize Judge Dredd or even really develop him as a character is fucking awesome.
2) This movie is crazy fun. Unlike all the superhero movies that are three hours of boring punctuated with ten minutes of action here and there, Dredd rarely lets up.
Definitely something I could throw on every couple of months and never get tired of it.
Judge Dredd is very much a product of his time - a fascistic Harry Callahan dispensing swift justice and dry one-liners in a time of right wing politics - so it is pleasing to see that such a faithful adaptation would also be a throwback to those action films of the 1980s. But he isn’t a character that easily translates to the screen - he is one-dimensional, he never waivers and is more of a machine than the character he inspired (RoboCop). The fact this film makes him work without humanising, or resorting to the removal of his iconic helmet, is testament to the writing and, most importantly, the performance by Karl Urban. He seems to understand the natural dry…
Dredd isn't a complex and deep movie about the meaning of life. It isn't a movie with emotional resonance. All it wants to do is show you a good time, and it succeeds due to unique slow motion, gritty direction, great visuals, good acting, and brutal violence that doesn't hold back in the slightest.
Es aplastante, es única, es fuerte y muy badass.
Dredd se pregunta muchas cosas, cómo ¿qué es realmente la justicia?, ¿qué vidas valen más o cuales menos? es un critica bienr realizada sobre los departamente actuales policias, y la sociedad criminal.
Maneja un lenguaje visual excelente. Con tomas rápidas que te mantienen dentro de la acción. Planos esteticos que mantienen una ambientación entre el cyberpunk, pero el grunge. Y unos colores entre vibrantes y opacos.
Quizá al comienzo el OST no lo sentía tan acorde para una película con esta estetica, buscaba algo más techno, o wave. Sin embargo el punk con toques entre sutiles piezas techno les resultó impresionante.
No me esperé tanto de una película así, pero realmente me siento impresionado, y la repetiría nuevamente, es un deleite visual.
When Judge Dredd is paired with a trainee with admirable intentions, you know hijinks are going to ensue. Dredd can best be described as an extravaganza of violence. It's undoubtedly over the top, but that's not such a bad thing. In fact, that's a lot of the fun with Dredd. Is a film that is so hyper-realized in its portrayal of violence that it has to poke fun of itself by necessity. This self-awareness of cheese is great and is never greater than in Karl Urban's performance as the Judge himself. Dredd succeeds at being exactly what it's trying to be, and that's about all you can ask for.
Dredd is one of those films that creates a lot of hype till the very end and then doesn't go anywhere. Yet another of those flicks that talks about a distopian future with no hope for humanity and chaos all around; this doesn't let its indie roots show by being well designed all around and an interesting premise of the existence of mutant humans who have either weird physical or mental assets - in the movie's case, a girl who has psychic powers and can read and manipulate the minds of people around her. What could potentially turn out into a grippy thriller embroiling with mind games just becomes another 'Raid'-ish flick with mind-numbing action till the very end - which is sadly disappointing and lets down both this interesting premise and powerful performances by Lena Headey and Olivia Thurlby
Excellent 80s-style action film. Definitely not for the squeamish, Dredd's world is gritty, believable and, at times, beautiful. And it is a far better adaptation of the source material than the 1995 Stallone film (gone are the foppish Judge suits, thank God).
I was particularly impressed with Karl Urban. He didn't strike me as a physically imposing man, but in the suit, he completely loses himself in the character of Dredd - and the badassery flows out of him. All of the smart criminals fear him for good reason. And Urban is not above keeping his helmet on throughout the WHOLE MOVIE, just to keep with the look of the character. In Hollywood, where ego is valued highly, you often find actors who are upset when they have to cover their entire face (Hugo Weaving in V for Vendetta) comes to mind. So mega-props to Mr. Urban.
As a straight action flick, Dredd delivers pretty damn well. The thing is, this film hints that there's more to it then that, but you never quite get it. You get just enough character and setting development to know there's a lot there, but you don't actually get to see what it is. This film felt like it was laying the groundwork for something amazing to come, but will it?
Not bad. Not great. The only history I have with the judge is the 199? Sylvester Stallone turn, so I can't say from faithful, but I'm left with no motivation to further explore this world. Best moment: probably the rookie's trial-run sentence-pronouncements.
Violência e sanguinolência. Em 3d (um 3D animal, diga-se de passagem)!
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