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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.
You know when everyone said that Dredd actually WAS even more fun in 3D? Well . . . . . . they were right.
Such a great action film with some tense scenes. Karl Urban as always brings a lot to the performance especially since he never takes his helmet on so you only see his mouth and chin. That is quite impressive. I wish there was more characterization with Dredd since I don't know much about the character in general. Hopefully if the sequel happens they'll explore that more.
Who'd have thought that the guy who recreated 'Bones' McCoy so perfectly in 2009's Star Trek would also be the perfect embodiment of Judge Dredd? Carl Urban is absolutely fantastic in the role. He is supported by a pitch-perfect Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson & Lena Headey is her usual arresting self as the monstrous Mama.
The only slight downside is the small budget doesn't allow for a full recreation of Mega City 1 in all it's glory. Pete Travis's hardcore movie roars to life from the get go and doesn't let it become a big problem. Chances of a sequel have faded to nothing at this point. Time to start a campaign for Netflix to pick it up as a series!
Better than the original. I was surprised by this film. I was impressed by the clever use of 3D and feel like it was one of the best uses of this technology I've seen. The slow-mo sequences were really cool. It was gritty and dark and completely badass.
I would really like to see a sequel to this movie.
A modest comic book movie that bites off exactly what it can chew. Karl Urban convinces with minimal acting, and Lena Headey is another terrific antagonist.
In the end it's a gritty action movie that eschews epic bravado in favour of a more mundane feel. The best thing about Dredd is that it gently pushes its tight boundaries without overstepping them.
I somehow assumed this would be a bad movie when I saw a trailer- I have never been more wrong. Dredd is as stylish as it is intense, and Karl Urban takes the lead role like he was born to play it. Every single choice in the movie came down to "is this cool?" and director Pete Travis made the correct decision every time. Lena Headey is a brilliant and borderline feral antagonist turned villain from victim, and every part of the film seems stitched together for maximum impact. The palette of dark greys and borderline rainbow vivvid colors makes every frame pop. And don't get me started on the slow-mo.
GUILTY....of being an amazing movie ;^)
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