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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.…
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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
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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…
This is exactly what a DREDD movie should be, it emulates the comics far more effectively than the Stallone pic, but like the comic, I could only like what I saw to an extent. I was never a fan of the comics, but I admired its style. It was really cool to see details like the high-tech gun have parts to play.
I have to say though, just the like comics, this film was butt-ugly. Except for the femme co-lead, everyone is just ugly - all of Megacity One is, and that's the point. But it made me like the film less. That and the extreme violence was too much for me. In fact, if it wasn't for the American…
"Dredd 3D" is a bold, visually stunning experience that willfully flirts with both time and space. Its world, and the characters therein, are graphic, violent, and to the point; it is almost everything a movie adapted from a dark comic book should be. Brevity is found with a staple of image, sound, and action. Exposition is literally cut clean and tossed from 200 stories up, landing fatally on the ground floor. Splat. Long live the direct and visual cinema.
Excellent. I love this film. It's a tough, well made, angry little action movie. Its uncompromising brutality harks back to the great action films of the 80's and early 90's, before hitting the PG-13 (or 15 Cert) became the goal of most action films. Yet, however hard-hitting its action, the film never sits back to revel in it - it's constantly pushing forwards, upping the odds against our protagonists.
I wish this had gotten a sequel. Would have loved to have seen what this team would have done next in Mega City One. In particular, Karl Urban does an amazing job as Dredd, bringing the Dirty Harry attitude and nailing the dark humour, without making Joe an unfeeling terminator.
Super awesome ultraviolence with a sprinkle of cheese. Great visuals that make the bloody mess seem like a peaceful dream. This bliss is can be seen on the faces of the dead and dying if you tilt your head 21.3 degrees to the left.
If you like action movies and futuristic settings you should watch this movie.
Purists of the British 2000AD comics should appreciate Pete Travis' gritty take of Judge Dredd. The film is shot with a combination of indie and B-movie sensibilities that just seems to click better with the character than did the 90s "Hollywood" version with Sly. Karl Urban dons the helmet (which does not come off) and it is fun to watch him project such a raspy voiced, commanding performance through body language and mouth movements alone. It did bring to mind Dirty Harry on more than one occasion. The plot is simple: Judge Dredd and a rookie judge who has the ability to read minds (Thrilby, giving an earnest performance) are holed in a 200-story "mega-block" run by evil drug mistress…
I like how the really pretty female lead can't wear a helmet like Dredd throughout the entire movie because it "interferes with her psychic ability."
The Raid: Dreddemption. Cool action and pretty believable futuristic setting (other than the wastelands).
Dredd is a movie about a special force unit called as "Judges".
The city they are trying to protect is fucked up and this special unit is the only thing between chaos and order. Without them, there is nothing outside to stop criminals.
You'll watch Dredd and his new partner in a huge building trying to fight with the criminals and their struggle for life.
Ps; And surprise surprise, Olivia Thirlby is actually cute as a puppy.
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