September 22, 2012
A better Dredd.
I may not have read much of the Judge Dredd comics, but I know that movie from the 90's was a travesty, and that this one, may actually have gotten it right. In comparison to the other comic book/sci-fi films released this year, Dredd is simple and straightforward. Two Judges respond to a call regarding a triple homicide, and violence ensues. Now, usually films like this fall into the trappings of certain cliches, especially when they're action films that make use of 3D and Slow-motion. Fortunately for us, the tropes are usually turned on their head, and the slow motion and 3-D effects are used appropriately (you'll understand what I mean when you see the film).
Now, I did enjoy the film, but I have 2 complaints: 1)The 3D in certain shots bothered my eyes. Mostly because some item in the foreground wasn't allowing my eyes to focus correctly. 2) The film left me wanting more. Sparse is good, but maybe this was a bit too simple. Maybe a sequel will rectify that.
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