Dredd

Discussion in 'Movie Reviews' started by tuter, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. tuter

    tuter Member Member

    The following review contains slight spoilers for Dredd. If you haven't seen it yet, there isn't anything major here that spoils the film, but still a warning.

    Well, I had nothing to do through all of April and was SO bored. I eventually decided to try some more movies, and started looking for anything that looked semi-interesting. I remembered hearing something on this site during something about 2012 comic movies and heard about something called Dredd. I checked Comic Vine's Page or it, and though the poster looked awesome and the plot sounded awesome. I have never read a Judge Dredd comic in my life (I have recently picked up Judge Dredd: Year One #1 from my comic store, but that was after I watched this film), so I decided to dive into a film I knew nothing about (other than the main concept). So is Dredd any good? I'll be the judge of that.


    The Good
    The opening - I have to point this out. Pretty much the moment the film begins I get a good feeling about it. It pretty much sums up the main idea of Judge Dredd, and then we go into an awesome action scene. Just a great way to start the film.
    The Cast - The cast of this film was simply amazing. Karl Urban was fantastic in the role of Judge Dredd (not sure if it's accurate to the comics, but still awesome). Oliva Thirlby as awesome as Judge Anderson (and was nice to look at). Lena Headey was good as Ma-Ma, but we'll go more into her in a minute. Overall, the acting in this film was just fantastic.
    Ma-Ma - I could go into each character and explain why they were awesome, but I won't. A slight spoiler, Ma-Ma (formerly Madeline Madrigal) is the main villain of the film. She was a really nice villain, and a change of pace from the usual villains we got in 2012 comic movies (seriously, I loved Loki & Bane, but there was just some big problem with both, such as it turning out they were nothing but a pawn in another villain's plot). Just a great villain, written and played perfectly.
    The Action - The action of this film was amazing. It was simply amazing, no better way to put it. It was the perfect level of violence. It was a violent movie (It is Rated R after all), but it's not so Graphic that it's gross (like other R Rated comic films, but that rant is for another day). Overall, just perfect action.
    Writing - Whoever wrote this film did not get enough praise. This film is just perfectly written and just amazing.
    It was so much fun - I really don't know how to put this. The film was just fun. I'm not saying it was toned down and meant for 3-year-olds, but the film was just fun to watch.


    The Bad
    It pains me to put the word "Dredd" with the word "bad" without the word "isn't" in the middle, but let's get it over with.

    The Climax - I'm really not to fond of the climax of the movie. If you're expecting a big epic fight between Judge Dredd and Ma-Ma, you won't get what you're expecting. There's talking, a gun is fired, and about 2 minutes later it's over. It's like the writers for this realized they had to finish the script quickly, so just lazily threw something together to finish the climax. But I can forgive this, as the fighting before this scene (won't spoil who he's fighting) was simply awesome.
    How the Hell did this thing not do well at the Box office!?!?!!?!? - Seriously! Do people not understand a good movie when they see one? Just, how the hell did this thing not make money? It's one of the best films of 2012!

    Conclusion
    This is just a great film. It does have some minor flaws, but the film has so much good you can overlook these flaws. To sum everything up, the film has great acting, the action is violent but not so graphic that it's gross, it has awesome looking costumes, and pretty much everything that could go right with this film did. It's just so much fun. It sucks that this was a Box Office Flop, because that pretty much means we won't get a sequel, and it has so much potential to make a series of awesome films. Anyway, this is simply a great film that you should go get on DVD today. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to go find every Judge Dredd comic I can find.

    My Final Verdict: 4/5 Stars.
     
  2. jcknad24

    jcknad24 Member Member

    great Picture quality in this movie
     
  3. HFallout

    HFallout Member Member

    Yes its a good one, loved.
     
  4. itsmesassy

    itsmesassy Freshman Member

    It was an okay movie for me.
     
  5. RockCity

    RockCity Member Member

    Either way, it's better than Stallone's Dredd.
     
  6. nalla

    nalla Sophomore Member

    excellent film, well worth a watch
     
  7. Vashiro

    Vashiro Member Member

    I liked their different spin on it opposed to the old Stallone one for sure.
     
  8. ctsmith888

    ctsmith888 Member Member

    I thought Karl Urban was excellent as Dredd and I really enjoyed the movie as well. I hope to see it in 3D when we get our new 3D HDTV.
     
  9. KainScion

    KainScion Member Member

    i hope everybody signed the petition to get a sequel.
     
  10. Buddy A Belew

    Buddy A Belew flaminbud Member

    I think Stallone's Judge Dredd had a better story. Dredd had more bang for your buck. It was okay for me.:)
     
  11. jperichon89

    jperichon89 Member Restricted

    Get it on blu ray if you can. Seriously good too look at.
     
  12. biggarfield22665

    biggarfield22665 Member Member

    i watche4de this on blu ray it was a really good movie
     

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