Written September 21, 2012
If you had high hopes for Stallones Judge Dredd in the 90's and felt let down and kind of hated Rob Shnider (guys character destroyed that movie, obvious stupid studio "suggestion" bullshit). Well, Karl Urbans Dredd just pushes that overgrown staged production, ****** buddy comedy off a balcony face first from 50 storys up. I can already hear the bitching about the slow mo stuff, but screw you, it was a drug and looked awesome in 3D, especially in gun battles. The violence is on par with Robocop as some reviews have claimed, I agree. o sum everything up, good actors, great action, best use of 3D to enhance the plot since Avatar, and the small budget actually helps with the realism giving it a gritty "cop show" feel to it. Dredd is redeemed, would love to see sequels to this, or even a cable tv show.
Written September 23, 2012
Finally, a bad-***character who knows to wear functional body armor! Plus Karl Urban scores major points by foregoing the usual actor's need to be seen and makes the world more rich by making his character faceless. What I wasn't expecting, especially in a low-budget movie, was the kick-***cinematography.
Written September 22, 2012
I may not have read much of the Judge Dredd comics, but I know that movie from the 90's was a travesty, and that this one, may actually have gotten it right. In comparison to the other comic book/sci-fi films released this year, Dredd is simple and straightforward. Two Judges respond to a call regarding a triple homicide, and violence ensues. Now, usually films like this fall into the trappings of certain cliches, especially when they're action films that make use of 3D and Slow-motion. Fortunately for us, the tropes are usually turned on their head, and the slow motion and 3-D effects are used appropriately (you'll understand what I mean when you see the film).
Now, I did enjoy the film, but I have 2 complaints: 1)The 3D in certain shots bothered my eyes. Mostly because some item in the foreground wasn't allowing my eyes to focus correctly. 2) The film left me wanting more. Sparse is good, but maybe this was a bit too simple. Maybe a sequel will rectify that.
Written September 21, 2012
If you love Dredd comics, this will make perfect sense to you. If you just like great action, this will make great sense to you. If you are not a fan of either genre, then you may find yourself a new fan because the film is fun, brutal, fun, and intense, just like the comic!
Written September 24, 2012
The Stalone Dredd was a hollywood B flop and an embarassment to the comic. This time around they get it right. It's a movie worth seeing in 3-D as opposed to a lot of films that come out in 3-D for gimmicks sake.
Whether you just want to see a great action movie or are a huge comic fan like myself you'll enjoy this movie in the theaters. The super slo-mo is beuatiful in 3-D and will have you drooling. Everything clicks with this movie from lighting to cinematogoraphy, acting and editing and especially the soundtrack. It's a lot of fun.
I definately recommend this film. To anyone who was turned off of Dredd by the Stalone version you wont regret seeing this one. Two thumbs way up!!!