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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.
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…
Urban > Stallone. 'nuf said.
Judges. ruthless action. and Karl Urban's perpetual scorn.
Dredd excels in stylish direction and intense action sequences, but lacks relatability in the story and character development departments, making it a disappointing case of mindless entertainment.
Dredd is silly, visually breathtaking, and riotously entertaining. It may not break any new ground for sci-fi, but this ridiculous over-the-top awesome film is exactly what it aims to be. It may be flawed, but dammit Dredd is one hell of a good time!
Although I've heard of the comics I haven't read them nor am I very familiar with the characters or world of Judge Dredd so I can't judge this movie as an adaptation of the source material but simply on it's own merits. And it's a pretty good movie.
The thing I appreciated the most was the stories sharp focus. Almost all of it takes place in a single building over the course of one day. This gives the film a kind of "day in the life of" feel and I really liked that. I'm also glad it didn't shy away from being suprisingly violent. Not all comic book films need to be family friendly.
Karl Urban is great as Dredd and although we don't get to see his face is performance felt right for the character.
The slow-mo effect scenes were dazzling and I'm disappointed I wasn't able to see this in 3D when it first came out. (28.3.15)
YES! YES! YES! Thats how an adaptation from the Source has to Look Like! YES! Come On Hollywood Studios, the Director wants a Sequel, The Actors want a Sequel, The Fans want a Sequel...what more do you want?
Amusant, divertissant mais tellement irréaliste !
Give more work to Olivia Thirlby.
What Hollywood says it is: A faithful and proper adaptation of Dredd at long last, full of gore, intensity and grittiness that define the comics.
What it really is: A brutal, efficient and very surprisingly enjoyable action flick that is more meaningful and clever than any movie with such a premise is probably allowed to be.
It was a total surprise to me when I heard good things about the 2012 action comic book film Dredd. When I'd first heard about the film and watched the trailer, I'd almost instantly dismissed it as some sad comic-book cash-in attempt to revitalize an equally sad cash-in from the 90s. Its overtly 'badass' attitude and simplistic looking plot and clunky action in the…
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