We finally got a decent book to screen interpretation of a comic book hero. For those who haven't heard of Judge Dredd just think Punisher if he was actually supported by the law for his actions and go about 100 years into the future. The Dredd were talking about here is the 2000 AD comics version not that DC comics "bullshit one off" they tried to pull.
From Lionsgate films- "The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Karl Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge - a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of "Slo-Mo" experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed." -- (C) Lionsgate
Yup that's right really great distopian shit. Me I put efn mustard on that!
I was initially concerned with seeing the slo-mo combat scenes as I thought it might be the whole movie but it was used in good proportions and didn't turn the film into an advertisement for some new film techniques. Effects and make up were good and visuals exceptional. There were quite a few nods (to those who would notice that kind of thing) to quite a few Judge Dredd story line factors such as the "fatties" and "block mania","The Apocalypse War",also the use of the Lawmaster (Dredd's gat) was done well. Anyhow even though it didn't do that well at the box office we could give a "Drokk" and really hope to see a 2nd part. Cheers, EvS