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Old October 3 2012, 10:08 AM   #115
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Re: Dredd - Grade, Review, Discuss, Spoilers

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Saw it yesterday and it's safe to say it exceeded expectations. Urban *was* Dredd, no question. He had the tone, attitude and dry humour down pat. Thirlby did a great job and made the role of Anderson her own. Headey was surprisingly understated, yet intensely psychotic as MaMa. Not an easy thing to do without going OTT.

It's a shame it's not doing well at the box office, but not surprising. I think this is one that'll thrive on DVD/BluRay, so it may make it's money back at least. Let's just remember a few other films that tanked at the box office: Blade Runner, Citizen Kane, The Shawshank Redemption, The Princess Bride, 12 Angry Men, Children of Men, John Carpenter's The Thing and Fight Club to name but a few.
...just saying. The box office take is by no means a reliable indicator of success.
I think you're right, as others have said this is going to be a cult hit once it's released on DVD.
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