Written October 24, 2016
It was a year full of summer comic book movies. And there were some action movies out there. But unlike films like Total Recall or Resident Evil: Retribution, Dredd delivers on the action and violence. This is how a "shoot em up" movie should be.
The 3D is optional depending on how into the idea of 3D movies you have. This was by far the best use of 3D in an action movie all summer. There are NO cheesy 3D effects (aiming something "pointy" at the audience).
Karl Urban gives the character justice on screen. This movie feels more like a prequel or tester film to see if fans will like it. And if they do, then a couple sequels could happen.
Written May 27, 2016
Being a fan of the 2000AD series, DREDD made me happy, & I want to see this movie again, really soon! Karl Urban & Olivia Thirlby did awesome jobs as Dredd, & Rookie Judge Anderson. I don't want to describe too much here because you really need to "see" their performances. Their adversary is the drug kingpin, MA-MA, ptayed by Lena Headey.I would've liked to see a bit more of her backstory, but there was enough to give her the reason for being the film's main Bad Guy".The Special FX were top notch, with nothing ridiculous. The 3D aspect was used mostly to give a sense of "expansive depth" while still showing the cramped living areas of a "Block". Sure, there were some slow motion scenes/fights, mostly to show the effects of the Slo-Mo drug, but they were well done. DREDD will be the "District 9" of 2012. Another awesome movie with lots of word of mouth, but not enough viewers. I hope that I'm wrong with this prediction, & that it gets the viewership it so deserves!
Written September 24, 2012
I like actions movies and especially when it is in a realistic setting. I really enjoyed this dark action packed thriller. The 3-d was awesome, this movie was better than the first one, and I would see it again.
Written July 29, 2015
A very simple premise. Lots of action, blood and some humor. Solid acting.
Stays truer than most adaptations to the source material. A trillion times better than Stallone's crap version. Extremely visual--perfect for 3D. I think it lacked great marketing. I'd have loved to have seen a trilogy out of this. It's actually a very good film.
Written December 02, 2016
This film is great for action and effects. Although not particularly plot driven, the film doesn't take itself too seriously and is neither preachy nor cheesy. If you're looking for a great message of some sort, or thought-provoking ideas, don't watch it, but otherwise it's an awesome film.