Strong action, weak storyline

By SeVeN36
Written September 24, 2012
No question that the action was entertaining, even if the slow motion effects became tired and repetitive. Major complaint is the storyline, or lack thereof, that wasted a good cast and an opportunity to reintroduce Dredd and the surrounding characters. The plot seemed like it was written for a first person shooter video game, and played out accordingly. Overall, save the money on a theater viewing and wait for home release or inclusion in your cable package.
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Amazing. Will EXCEED expectations!

By hazem
Written September 22, 2012
Last blockbuster until GI Joe in March so get out there and watch this. Plot is deeper than it looks and the action scenes are mostly shot in 3D so it takes advantage of Real D better than most movies i've seen. Don't even think about waiting for this one on Blu-Ray. Take advantage of the best cinema you have in the area.
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Better the second time around

By onenetnut
Written September 24, 2012
This version of Judge Dredd is a major improvement over the Stallone attempt. Good story line that does not focus on re-inventing the characters. You never see Urban's face, which is consistent with the comics. I like Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson as well. I hope this is the start of a new franchise.
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Better than I expected...

By TravelinWayne
Written September 24, 2012
I had not seen any of the other Dredds so I wasn't sure what to expect but I wasn't expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed it!
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Dredd 3d, or how you adapt an adult comic book.

By OthelloNYC
Written September 30, 2012
I went into Dredd 3D expecting only a slight improvement to the Stallone debacle. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised, for many reasons. For one, the 3D while possibly done in post, and gimmicky, actually enhanced the scenes where it was obvious. It was mostly utilized during "slo-mo" trips, as the drug gives everything a slow motion feel, and an acid-like weirdness. The look of everything was so gritty and realistic, including Mega City One itself. It didn't look like a cartoon, it looked like a real, populated city that stretched further than the mind could comprehend. With all the physical activity that took place in the film, I DO endorse not having the giant shoulder eagle on Dredd's costume, and instead going with the early comic concept sketches. Karl Urban's total lack of ego really puts this film in my must see list. He was Joseph Dredd, street judge, on a screen, not Karl Urban in a costume with some catch phrases.
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