Written May 03, 2016
First and foremost, I'm starting by saying I'm not some comic book Judge Dredd fanboy. I do like comic books, but I'm not familiar enough with the series to speak intelligently about how the movie nailed/failed capturing Dredd in live action. The little I do know about the comics shows that they at least paid respect to it, by never showing Dredd's face or even really taking off his helmet. What I can say is that it's better than the Sylvester Stallone version from the 90's.
Megacity 1 is portrayed a city that's been ravaged by the conditions of the world around and it definitely shows. The beginning of the movie sets up that the city is a hell hole and that crime runs rampant. The opening scene really kind of shows this as well. The entire movie takes place over a day or two really and I think this was a smart choice by the writers and directors which just shows how much **** happens in this city in one day.
All in all. If you like gunplay and can stand gore. SEE IT!
Written September 24, 2012
Karl Urban IS Judge Dredd! The feel of the movie is as dark as the comic without losing the darker humor contained within! Very faithful adaptation in every way! Run to see this!
Written September 23, 2012
I am someone who actually enjoyed Judge Dredd 01 This one was The Fugitive meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The sight of a bullet going through someone's face at Mythbuster's high speed camera speeds? Eeeeww*** The wife spent most of her time with her face in my shoulder. Dinner after? Ergh.
Written September 28, 2012
Dredd is one of the best action movies I have ever seen. Karl Urban was perfect as judge dredd and I appreciated the helmet staying on. The fight scenes especially the slow-mo ones were great. Plot was simple but I liked it, and I am hoping this one does well enough for a sequel.
Written August 28, 2016
Not much plot but none really needed. In an apocalyptic future where the US is over populated it makes since that chaos will abound. In a twisted way the concept of 'Judges' make sense. I do like that they added a few carrots to this remake. This is a good movie but no where near the level of the Dark Night or Avengers.