Written September 22, 2012
god this movie kick butt. the new regal McCain mall stadium 12 & RPX was very nice to. you must go see a movie there in little rock. the sound was over the top. it the best place i been in arkansas.
Written March 02, 2015
I went to go see this movie as an "entertaining bad-film", but it genuinely shocked me at how good it was. Great cinematics, decent enough plot, amazing visuals. There are only two scenes where I laughed at the gimmicky lines which are nods to the original film. Go see it!
Written October 04, 2012
Having had the opportunity to watch both Judge Dredd (1995) and DREDD 3D (2012) recently. It is clear that the 1995 film had a much more intriguing plot than its 2012 counterpart. But with the small budget of an inflated $45 million, as opposed to the 1995's less inflated and greater budget of $90 million, DREDD 3D focused itself into an excellent self-contained action flick that delivers a satisfying and simple ending with no complicated story or plot.
Unlike the 1995 film, DREDD 3D does not engage its characters or the audience in the problems and draw-backs of the police state nor does it pose any internal conflicts upon its protagonists; allowing the explosive high octane action film to be just that, an explosive high octane action film. By setting philosophy, politics, and character flaws aside, DREDD 3D does not have much to offer the intellectual observer, but offers the audience, as a whole, a look into the daily life of a duty driven law-enforcement agent in Mega-City One
Written September 29, 2012
Extremely, unflinchingly, unapologetically violent. It's a movie about a post-apocalyptic wasteland teetering on the brink of anarchy. What were you expecting, a ballet?
I really, really enjoyed this movie. If you've ever read 2000AD and are familiar with this character and this timeline, then I think you'll buy into this story and will enjoy what Karl Urban brings to the personification of the good Judge.
I thought both Urban and Olivia Thirlby gave fine performances. If you were worried that this wasn't going to be gritty enough -- don't be.
Written September 23, 2012
I had mixed feelings about the movie Judge Dredd, first because the title Judge was left off. The idea of a combo-platter judge/jury executioner who uses authorized lawlessness is different. The acting was mediocre, because the actors seemed burnt out. The lines were, on a scale of 1 to 10, 5.5 and that's being nice. What I took with me was judge was left out of the title, as if those who decided on just Dredd were running away from a fact of life.
The law wins, but does damage on the clan, and lets the hacker go who putt the cop-judges in danger. Without R& D, I bet this doesn't match up as close to as it could with the comic book character of old. The women judges have their helmets off, and at least one neutral party is shot. To title it Dredd, it didn't focus on who's underneath that helmet, just the fact that he read convictions and shot people. Lots of blood that didn't look real, and 3D scenes that were of minimal impact.
Surely, Follywood can do better!!!!