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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…
Violent and straight to the point, Pete Travis' adrenaline-filled action film is a brilliantly paced & refreshing take on the genre that serves as a living proof that blockbusters can be a wonderful thing when they're well-executed. Evidently based on a comic book, Dredd is an energetic and continuously entertaining ride that captures the magic and the charm of the 80's perfectly and that stands as one of the best and most memorable comic book adaptations cinema has ever seen, both in form and content.
Karl Urban stars as Judge Dredd, a robotic soldier who has the ability to judge, condemn and execute all at once and who is designed to stop crime in a hopeless and post-apocalyptic America. He is…
Dredd is what a modern action flick should be. It builds an incredibly interesting world, and then holds a microscope up to a drug operation being run out of one of the Mega-Blocks. With hints of a much larger and interesting world, it is incredibly focused. I rarely say this, but I want a sequel out of this film just to explore the world more. I think a lot more could be said about the Mega-Cities and the social implications of this justice system. They briefly started to touch on this with the corrupt judges, but you could go so much farther. It owns its R rating and doesn't try to PG-13-ify itself in order to bring an adult story…
While I was expecting a cliché super hero crappy film, I was surprised with a straight to the point action flick that has no worries in disappointing many fans of the genre by having some real heavy and explicit action sequences and by not trying too much on creating a likeable main character. That said, Dredd is was a very nice experience with some over the top and stunning visuals, badass characters spitting cheesy lines accompained by a surprisingly brilliant 800% slowed Justin Bieber soundtrack.
This British-South African science fiction action film was an entertaining piece of work which kept me occupied the whole 95 minutes. Excellent directing by Pete Travis while the screenplay writer and the producer Alex Garland did satisfactory adaptation of the the British comic 2000 AD comic strip Judge Dredd. I am glad that I am not familiar with the comic's characters created by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra, that way I had an opportunity to concentrate on the achievements of the movie itself, especially Karl Urban's performance of Judge Dredd. I enjoyed this character who was a law enforcer given the power of judge, jury and executioner in a vast, dystopian metropolis called Mega-City One that lies in a post-apocalyptic…
5/10: Definitely better than Stallone's 1995 version. This version has got the comic strip's grittiness, gore and violence, but still left a lot to be desired especially the storyline. I was expecting much more since the original creator John Wagner has somewhat contributed to the script.
Liked this better on second viewing. Still far from great, and sometimes shoddily made, but it's basically a sci-fi Dirty Harry, and I'm okay with that.
There are very few things that saves this movie from being a disaster.
To start out, yes I liked the slow-motion sequences this movie hyped for in its promos. They looked very pleasant and there is no denying that. That said, the slow-motion sequences are very few, and if the trailers fooled you into believing this is how the action scenes will play out, you are in the wrong.
Not that I really in my inner self care about those scenes. But I struggle in my inner self to care about anything this movie has to offer. Why does this whole movie seem to pretend that Dredd is an interesting and enigmatic character? Is it the acting? Is it the…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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