Written March 02, 2015
Go see this movie in the theater before it's gone. ALL the reviews I read about this film were confirmed. Robocop violence and gore, decent acting, not bad story line. It's is by no means corny in anyway, this movie was done so much like the comic book it would make any Punisher fan go mad with envy that their movies didn't turn out as good. This movie is going to BOMB badly at the box office, so go see it if you like action films.
Written September 18, 2014
I thought it was going to be a high res version of some sci-fi channel crap, but I was blown away! It wasn't cheesy, it's wasn't bland, or too brainless killing-ish. It was solid, the characters were good, the plot held water, and the action was superb.
I honest thought this would royally suck, but was very very happily surprised!
Written September 26, 2012
Compared to the 1995 film, this one takes the cake. Do not be mislead by the trailer, this movie is a silent hit. I have a feeling this film will be a cult classic for 2012. Great performances by Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby. The movie focuses on both characters in great detail and the movie commits truely toward the orginal 2000 AD comics. Though the movie does not include as much satire from the comic it is nothing like it's predcessor where it was flashy and campy. This movie is just nails it! I highly recommend fans and non fans to watch this movie, the 3D is totally worth the trip, even though I am not a fan and it is costly. This movie makes it totally worth it. Watch it! It's the LAW!
Written October 05, 2012
Dredd was the complete package from ultra violence (see Terminator, Robocop, etc) and cheesy one liners. Be warned, there are some extremely graphic imagery, most of it is hyper stylized to fit the comic book movie style guide, but a bloodbath nonetheless. The premise is simple, and you get what you know you'll see, nothing more, nothing less. They knew the film they were making and, as it is not a "hollywood" film (made outside of the country and Lionsgate brought it to the States), the filmmakers didn't try to make it anymore than it needed to be. If you are one who things that action movies today are tame compared to those of yesteryear, you must take it upon yourself to see Dredd. Go see it (we saw it 2D), enjoy the splatter, have your stomach turn sour, and laugh at the absurdity of it all.
Written September 23, 2012
The obvious demographic for this movie is low brow teeners with nothing to do on a Saturday night. Plot? There isn't one- this is just a platform for showing how mentally deranged people with more guns than brains can shoot up their own neighborhoods. They ran in a "mutant" rookie cop with paranormal abilities to read other people's experiences and intentions to head off disasterous actions, but, half way through they didn't develop her character; the director was mentally arrested in showing how many dead people he could pack into one movie.The only thing "Dredd"-ful about the protagonist, Dredd, was his acting, as wooden as one can be. Give this trash heap no stars for direction, none for acting,none for plot, and one star for bullet count. I did like the "Judge's" motorcycles, though- Maybe in Dredd III they can show the arch-villians shooting the Judge's asses off in a Motorcross. Not for kids, not for teeners, not for adults of any kind. Save your money.