Written February 27, 2015
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 December 21, 2014
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 July 04, 2015
No story, no plot, no character depth. Judge Dredd is all character. This movie did little justice to the books. Karl Urban was good in his part but the rest of the film was loud, gratuitous and boring. Best of both worlds would be Urban and Stallone switch places.
Written June 03, 2015
I was a huge fan of the first movie and thought this would be a complete POS but was I wrong. The special effects were the best I have seen in a long time. The 3d effects were legit becuase it was shot in 3d and not converted for theater. The headshots with the guns were brutal. Dredd was really a executioner instead of the first movie were it was more Family orriented.
GO SEE IT!!!!!
Written July 05, 2015
I enjoyed Dredd 3D. The 3D effects were good. There was more blood and gore than I expected but it was good. I was glad the storyline was different from the S.Stallone's Judge Dredd in 1995. Karl Urban was good. I think his brooding and anger was more evident than Stallone's character. So if you've seen the 1995 version of Judge Dredd and think Dredd 3D will be similar, you're wrong. Dredd 3D is more darker, serious, and doesn't have the comic scenes of Judge Dredd provided by Rob Schneider. Go See It!!!