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Old December 21 2013, 11:32 PM   #61
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Re: Judge Dredd 2012 movie.

There are actually a few other Fargo clones knocking around now, but yeah you don't often hear about the other lines.
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Old December 22 2013, 01:51 AM   #62
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Re: Judge Dredd 2012 movie.

I am not really into the comic or the character but I liked the movie with Stallone. The new movie was way too violent for my tastes.
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Old January 1 2014, 01:21 AM   #63
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Re: Judge Dredd 2012 movie.

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I've seen the 1990s Stallone movie which.... Well the less said the better. (Though I'm curious now to give it another look.)
I thought the Stallone version was pretty cool, actually. Then again, I've never read the comics.
Stallone version was a great movie.
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Old January 1 2014, 02:21 PM   #64
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I've seen the 1990s Stallone movie which.... Well the less said the better. (Though I'm curious now to give it another look.)
I thought the Stallone version was pretty cool, actually. Then again, I've never read the comics.
Stallone version was a great movie.
It was a fun, goofy, sci-fi action movie. What it wasn't was a good Dredd movie.

...though actually the first 15 minutes weren't so bad in that regard.
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Old February 25 2014, 12:10 PM   #65
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Re: Judge Dredd 2012 movie.

Some vaguely interesting news. A sequel still doesn't seem likely, but it appears the DVD/Blu-Ray sales and the positive word of mouth haven't gone unnoticed. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

At the Destination Star Trek event held in in Frankfurt, Germany (hat tip to WhatCulture), Karl Urban was on hand to field questions for his part in J.J. Abrams’ rebooted science fiction franchise. As testament to just how much of a cult film Dredd has already become, one of the first questions posed to him was not about Trek, but about whether there had been any progress on the notion of a Dredd sequel. Urban stopped short of saying that the odds were better or worse than when he last claimed he’d made his enthusiasm to Lionsgate clear, and would rely on fans to make their desires known as well.


However, Urban did explain that “conversations” were taking place – language he hasn’t used in the past – but the actor’s offhand comments surrounding that update are more telling. For starters, Urban said what we’ve been saying since the film first released: that the studio completely fumbled its marketing and theatrical arrival. Urban went on to say that despite an underwhelming box office take that had seemed to kill any chance of a sequel, the DVD sales have continued to impress – and Lionsgate has taken notice.
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Old February 25 2014, 05:52 PM   #66
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I absolutly LOVE the new DREDD movie. What an amazing piece of work! Everything about it (IMO) was amazingly done. Great work. Favorite movie currently
The original 90's Dredd with Stallone wasnt bad, if you consider it was a very well done COMIC BOOK adaptation. Most people miss this part and seem to think its a badly acted movie. Oh well to each their own!

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Old February 25 2014, 11:39 PM   #67
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The original 90's Dredd with Stallone wasnt bad, if you consider it was a very well done COMIC BOOK adaptation. Most people miss this part and seem to think its a badly acted movie. Oh well to each their own!

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As a long time fan of the comics, I have to disagree about it being a good adaptation of the comic. As I said above, about the only thing it got right was the uniform.
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Old February 26 2014, 01:33 AM   #68
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As a long time fan of the comics, I have to disagree about it being a good adaptation of the comic. As I said above, about the only thing it got right was the uniform.
Fair enough, like I said, to each their own. I should have expressed myself better, but I meant more along the lines of, it was better viewed as an adaptation as a comic book, then trying to view it as an Oscar winning / Best picture type movie. If that makes any sense, lol.
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Old October 24 2014, 07:23 PM   #69
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Judge Dredd: Superfiend
So this isn't really a sequel. But for an animated web series I'm really liking what I see so far.
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Old October 24 2014, 09:32 PM   #70
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The only thing the Stallone version did better was the uniform.
You did see the golden cod-piece right?<
As an old time Dredd reader(I still have the space-spinner<true fans will know what I'm talking about>)I really loved Urban's portrayal of ol' Stoney face.If this is to be the only movie we get at least the character has been done some justice(no pun intended).
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Old October 24 2014, 10:48 PM   #71
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Re: Judge Dredd 2012 movie.

I thought the Stallone version was horrible. And, I never had read the comic beforehand.

I did read the comic after seeing the Karl Urban version. And, Urban's version is pretty badass.

Olivia Thirlby portrays an interesting character since she comes off as 'green' officer who will obviously be over her head. She's petite, pixish....but turns out to be a tough gal.

Lastly, Lena Hedley was scary, cool, and badass in her evil way.
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Old October 25 2014, 01:21 AM   #72
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I guess I haven't read a Dredd story in 20 years or so. However, from what I remember the Stallone movie was much closer in tone than the new one. The whole unforgiving judgment of Rob Schneider's character despite the circumstances seemed to fit the humor and satire of the stories I had read. I thought Mega City One and the designs were much more spot on as well.
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Old October 25 2014, 02:15 AM   #73
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I guess I haven't read a Dredd story in 20 years or so. However, from what I remember the Stallone movie was much closer in tone than the new one.
I don't think I've ever heard anyone say that before. I'm not familiar with the comics myself, but from what I read, fans of the Dredd comics generally feel the 2012 movie was far more faithful, or at least far more respectful of the source. True, the Stallone movie had more humor, but not the same kind of satirical humor as the comics, or so I gather.

And certainly Karl Urban's performance is generally considered better/more authentic than Stallone's, and not just because he kept the helmet on.
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Old October 25 2014, 02:32 AM   #74
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And his (Urban's) chick partner was smokin' hot!
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Old October 25 2014, 09:21 PM   #75
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I guess I haven't read a Dredd story in 20 years or so. However, from what I remember the Stallone movie was much closer in tone than the new one.
I don't think I've ever heard anyone say that before. I'm not familiar with the comics myself, but from what I read, fans of the Dredd comics generally feel the 2012 movie was far more faithful, or at least far more respectful of the source. True, the Stallone movie had more humor, but not the same kind of satirical humor as the comics, or so I gather.

And certainly Karl Urban's performance is generally considered better/more authentic than Stallone's, and not just because he kept the helmet on.
Yeah, there are a few elements of the Stallone film that are well handled, certainly the first 15/20 minutes are actually quite a good representation of the comic, but when it goes downhill it goes downhill really fast. Dredd 2012 lacks the crazier aspects of Mega City 1, but to be honest I'm not sure a direct lift of the comic could ever truly work on film.

Urban is an infinitely better Dredd than Stallone.
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