Monday, 18 February 2013

Dredd (2012) review

Go fricking see it.
No really.

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.

For those that actually have read to comic book you should be happy with this film version. Also it has Judge Anderson (aka Psi-Judge Anderson,who is actually a main character in the comic) starting off as a rookie.

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


  1. Good review. It’s fun, bloody, and in-your-face, but it still felt like something was missing in the action-department at the end. I don’t know what it was, but something could have been a lot crazier about this material I feel like.

  2. I enjoyed it as well..I kind of wish, too, that they delved deeper into the source material. But still enjoyable

  3. yup, maybe they should have had Anderson pull a "scanner" and blow someones head up lmao