Written September 26, 2012
I'm glad I went to see this movie with an open mind. I loved the original Judge Dredd and this was NOTHING like it.
I really enjoyed Karl Urban in the role of Dredd, but I really like him.
The plot itself just wasn't there. It had some much potential at so many different times, it just never reached it.
*SPOILER* Pretty much a rookie judge and Dredd get trapped in a building where all the gang members are trying to kill them. That's it... there isn't much else to the plot. There is shooting up of the bad guys but even that wasn't out of this world.
My suggestion would be to wait until it comes out on DVD and rent it, there just wasn't enough there to spend the money on going to the theater.
Written September 27, 2012
I loved it!!!! It was wonderful. I think they did a great job with the story. No cheesy body armor like the 1st. The action, special effects, & even the 3D was very well done. Yes it does rate the rated R but how they shot it kept the gore from being so shocking. And what can I say about Karl Urban. Such a hotty while playing a bad***!!!!!!
Written September 22, 2012
Judge Dredd (1995) didn't get it right, not even close. Dredd (2012) does, and does it well. The action was gritty and not in stupid slow motion, the blood was real and not crappy CG, Urban is Dredd moreso than Stallone's will ever be. It's a shame that most people are not seeing this movie because of the comparsions of the Raid; don't compare the two movies. Raid was released before Dredd, but it was made after Dredd was completed. Any similar ideas are literally coincidental.
Go see Dredd, 2D or 3D. 3D was great. This is a great movie in story, from the actors, and how it's shot. Please stop comparing it to the Raid, PLEASE! And please god, see this than seeing stupid films like House at the End of the Street. Critics saying HatES is a good movie aren't to be trusted.
See Dredd! "I'am the Law"
Written September 25, 2012
I was hoping for a sequel about thirty minutes into the movie. It was well done, and delivered exactly what it seemed to promise: A Judge Dredd movie that doesn't suck.
There wasn't a whole lot in the way of story, but sometimes a simple story is far more effective than a complicated one. This was one of those times.
Written September 23, 2012
OK, for those thinking of the Stallone version from 95, forget it. I actually liked it, yes I did, but this is far superior. Rather than going the campy way of the 95 version, this one remains true to the comic, in that Dredd never removes his helmet. EVER. Karl Urban is the unrelenting lawman, who, even though he never raises his voice, is menacing. Olivia Thirlby as Cassandra Anderson, his Psi-Cop trainee (she's a mutant with esper abilites, a gift from the leftover radiation that has reculted in this dystopic world). Leana Headley, who seems to be making a career out of playing evil women, is great as the brutal Ma-Ma, who runs a gang distributing Slo-Mo, a new narcotic. A really fun film that does have some really brutal violence to it, it conveys the comic very well while carrying the viewer along for the ride. Well worth seeing!