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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…
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…
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.
Film #24 of May 2016 Scavenger Hunt
Task #17 : A superhero film not based on any Marvel or DC characters
So I know nothing of Dredd let alone it's a comic series or something... but this is a pretty graphic and impressive "superhero" movie. The visuals are great, the script is wild and Lena Headey as Ma-Ma is like... YOU GO GIRL. God I love her. I don't really think I'm going to say I love this but it was good for what it is.
overall nothing special sadly. i have had this movie recommended to me here and there as a hidden gem and now came around to watching it. its a bit of a "scifi"/comic version of "the raid", but in terms of action its inferior and never feels authentic or captivating as the protagonists are clearly overpowered and in the end the antagonist just doesnt have much meat to her. the story concept is interesting but the movie didnt do anything with the core idea, the characters are as flat as they could be -which might be on purpose, but since the movie doesnt score in other regards this was a wasted opportunity-, it just comes across as an attempted badass scifi…
DREDD is fast, brutal, and a whole lot of fun.
...this may be the most generic poster-quote thing I've ever written.
(No estoy muy seguro de que se pueda ver bien con ese casco, me he tirado gran parte de la peli intentando fijarme en si la parte roja le tapaba los ojos. En fin, cuando me cruce con Karl Urban le pregunto).
Dredd is a film I haven wanting to check out for a while now. I remember watching the trailers for this film all the time in 2012 with this pretty bad ass song with lyrics I'm going in for the kill I'm doing it for the thrill those lyrics made this trailer seem like this movie was gonna be badass. too bad I never saw the film in theaters. I've heard this film is like a combination of Robocop & The Raid I see the Robocop in it a little bit. I can't say about The Raid seeing that I haven't seen that film
Dredd is a great sci fi action film Based on a comic book that I'm not too…
A fantastic comic book movie with highly stylized violence and impressive shot psychology.
But, to put it simply, this movie is badass.
-Number representative of said film's ranking on my IMDb list-
Good action movie.
There are two things I like the most in this life:
Horror Movies and Comic Books, in that order.
pick any 5 from this list at random and you have a great squad..... the possibilities are endless