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Old September 22 2012, 07:28 AM   #56
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Re: Dredd - Grade, Review, Discuss, Spoilers

Fantastic flick. I enjoyed every minute of it. From the few comics I read in the early 90s, Urban nailed the attitude and voice of Dredd I had imagined.

Thirlby was great. I liked how they handled her character and what she could do. It was simultaneously unique and so obviously the way to go with it in hindsight. Very pretty girl, too. I don't think I've seen her in anything else, but I'd certainly follow her now.

Headey was awesome as MaMa. I'm rewatching The Sarah Connor Chronicles at the moment and it was a huge disconnect to see her as the thoroughly evil, bloodthirsty villain.

The action was gloriously violent and bloody, which was a huge surprise as I'd expected another PG-13 neutering.

I was so happy the story was just a day on the job, instead of another grimdark sci-fi the world will end if we don't shoot all these people by the final reel plots. I really hope they make more of these and each one follows the same day on the job feel. I love the Die Hard movies, but the first, more personal plot is still the best. The increasing threats of the sequels were not what made those films good.

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Will definitely see again soon with friends and buy it on release.
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