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 24, 2012
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 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 September 22, 2014
This is indeed a violent and bloody film. It's way over the top in graphic detailed killing scenes. However, I thought that the slow-motion scenes were excellent. The special effects were good (not great) and the acting was also only good, not great. The story line was very good and the film actually had a good plot. Because of the fact that the screenplay writer provided an excellent script,the director was able to follow it and do a fine job of direction in the film. If you are the least bit queasy then DO NOT go to this one, nor rent it when comes out on DVD. I gave it a so/so review because of excessive use of the F word and the over the top graphic killing sequences.
Written September 23, 2012
Good not what I thought it was going to be. Dredd came across to me as an old school action flick in the likes Escape from New York or Robocop. Karl Urban does an excellent job as Dredd and I thought Olivia Thirlby's charecter was exellent. Overall I will end buying this movie.