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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…
Can't really think of a major fault. Straight-up action and a great performance by Karl Urban.
Fun and bloody. Floody.
I tend to miss most of the newer action films, so this is one that I never really knew much about. I've owned this for quite awhile and finally decided it was time to give it a go. To my surprise, I had a really good time with Dredd. It was an easy 90 minute watch and a hell of a lot of fun. Often times with these type of films, I feel like they drag on trying to establish a plot, even though nobody watches for that reason. This movie got right to the point and started pumping out the badass action sequences right from the start. I wish I could have seen this in 3D, because you can tell that's what it was made for. This wasn't anything groundbreaking, but it's the type of film you can put on and have a blast with.
why the fuck is that one song from snuff box on the radio?
Becuase it's sadly missing from most other films.
Rewatched this on blu-ray so I could see it in the proper aspect ratio (fuck you very much Netflix). Horrible CG gore aside, it's one of the better action films of recent years.
Since I bought the bluray I already watched Dredd multiple times. This should say enough.
Of course this isn't Shakespeare and if you expect it to be then GTFO. Instead the movie is a thrilling ride from beginning to end and a very good action piece. And above all it is a lot of fun.
For its limited budget and ressources Dredd is superbly done and one can tell that everyone involved really put their heart and soul into the film.
Originally I watched this back to back with the Raid and both movies have a lot in common. I can highly recommend the Raid/Dredd double session!
And yeah, I really wish there would be a sequel and I'm still bummed that this didn't draw more people to the cinemas.
For me, it's already a cult classic.
Dredd is pitch-perfect trash. We never see the man inside the suit, because there is none. Nobody's a character in this film, but they're also not caricatures. They're just here to take us on this ridiculously violent joyride. The colors pop out in ways that are rarely seen in comic-book adaptations (which is something you'd think would be a requisite for the genre, considering its artistic origins). Everything here works together exactly as it should, for anytime I started rolling my eyes, Dredd started rolling some heads.
Fuck yeah, Dredd. Fuck yeah.
Un adattamento che va in direzione diametralmente opposta rispetto a quello con Stallone, rinunciando (quasi) del tutto al grottesco e alla satira in favore di toni cupi, sporcizia e iperviolenza. In un certo senso è altrettanto "sbagliato", la verità sta nel mezzo, ma è un buon tentativo e un film ammirevole per la quasi totale assenza di compromessi.
Il paragone con The Raid è comprensibile per la vicinanza temporale e di soggetto, ma sono film tutto sommato molto diversi. Rimane il fatto che, se lo inquadriamo come action, Dredd non è particolarmente riuscito. Volendo, sembra un The Raid a cui hanno somministrato la droga "rallentante" che si vede nel film.
Rimane comunque solido e apprezzabile nello spirito e nella capacità…
Much more fun than I was anticipating, good atmosphere doing a good job of building the world. The movie was also a little bit cheesy which I don't mind too much but some of it could turn someone else off. Wasn't really a fan of the slow mo scenes most of them looked pretty bad.
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