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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.
I WANT MY GODDAMNED SEQUEL!!
*stomps feet, pouts lips, kicks nearest thing which happens to be a kitten, blames evil movie studios for this random act of violence, sacrifices kitten to the movie gods so its death won't be in vain*
I usually like Karl Urban in the films he is in...but I can't get behind him in this film. They tried way too hard to "Batman Begins" this story. I can't see this thing spawning any sequels...but if it does, I'll be sure to stay away.
Un nuevo clásico moderno dentro de las películas de ciencia ficción y acción. No solo muy superior a la original, sino el justo homenaje que el cómic se merece y una película entretenida y bien realizada.
Es una lástima que por ahora no se sepa si tendrá secuela o no, pero quizás sea algo bueno. Eso sí, cuando la hagan, estaré el primero en el cine listo para verla.
BETTER THAN EXPECTED
MIRAOS EN EL PUÑO DE DREDD
best dystopian, crime fighting, cop movie, that's also a reboot of a dystopian, crime fighting, cop movie from the late 80's to early 90's that i have seen in the past 2 years. Good stuff, I liked the voice controlled gun and that slow down time future inhaler drug. that keith urban guy sure is good in action movies
Can't think of a worse movie
... ful. Nah, it is okay. Nothing more than that though. The story line is pretty thin and it only suits me well due to the fact that I am really fond of sic-fi and post-apocalyptism. There is a lot of great action scenes and that is about it. In all fairness, Olivia Thirlby does pull the film a lot in the right direction. She is beautiful and plays her roll extremely well. But I would not watch it again. There is practically no substance to get here.
I was really skeptical going in, but the movie pretty much won me over within the first five minutes. I don't even think it's a case of lowered expectations, though I definitely approached it with those firmly intact. It's not exactly groundbreaking cinema or anything like that (nor is it really trying to be), but it is a good, solid genre flick with a lot going for it; it's visually stylish (which isn't surprising, considering who is handling the cinematography), boasts impressive action packed flick, has a great score, and features some fun performances (Urban in particular brings a nice humanity to Dredd while still capturing the character's inherent flatness). All in all, I'm really glad I finally gave this one a chance, because it's one of the more surprisingly enjoyable movies to come down the pipe in a long time.
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