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Old July 12 2012, 03:35 PM   #451
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Re: The Law Returns. This Time With His Helmet On! Judge Dredd!

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Brendon Connelly of Bleeding Cool saw "Dredd" last night, I guess they're doing a press screening at SDCC. Sounds like he wasn't too enthused by it, but what he describes is pretty much the leaked script so I remain excited.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/07/...-you-about-it/
This little snipet about sums up my expectations for the film. So if it can live up to that I'll be fine. I'm treating this as a guilty pleasure film along the lines of Resident Evil or Underworld. I just want a decent enough plot to move me along and show some cool moments. I'm not a Dredd expert.
Donít worry too much about the plot though, because the pleasures of Dredd arenít those of a ripping good yarn. With the exception of several smart manoeuvres around Andersonís mutant psychic powers, and where that get us, the film is more concerned with tone, a sense of place, and carving out a portrayal of Dred himself.
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Old July 12 2012, 09:37 PM   #452
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Re: The Law Returns. This Time With His Helmet On! Judge Dredd!

Daniel Krupa from IGN saw it, and gave it a good review.
The last paragraph from the review:
In many ways, Dredd feels like an action film from a simpler time, like Assault on Precinct 13 or Escape From New York. It doesn’t break the bank with escalating set-pieces, to the point where the character is lost amidst the explosions. Dredd is a character study, primarily, one fuelled by violence and action, and we can’t think of a better way to re-introduce this character to cinema audiences.
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Old July 12 2012, 10:17 PM   #453
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These reviews make it sound much better than I expected, call me excited.
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Old July 13 2012, 09:46 AM   #454
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"Dredd" 3D Red Band clip.

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Old July 13 2012, 07:22 PM   #455
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meh.
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Old July 13 2012, 08:13 PM   #456
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What's with all this slo-mo BS? At this point, it just looks hokey and overused.

What I want from Dredd is a big-budget re-creation of its whole milieu in all its insane mashed-up glory. With the low budget, that doesn't seem to be in the cards.

The last thing I want is a "character study." He's just an iteration of a Clint Eastwood character, he's not supposed to be studied! He's not a real person, he's a pop culture cliche, which can be a good thing as long as he's used for zany fun. But taking him seriously? Ech!

At this point, this is a maybe rental, if that.
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Old July 13 2012, 10:17 PM   #457
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Yeah, it' pretty clear the slo-mo gimmick is something put into the script specifically to take advantage of it being shot in 3D (I mean the name is a bit of a give-away, no?) Indeed, I wouldn't be surprised if that played a part in getting the suits to greenlight the film. If so then I think a slightly overused trope is a small price to pay to get a faithful portrayal of Dredd up on the silver screen.

In it's defence, you'll notice that when the slo-mo kicks in it's not just a slow motion effect; the colour saturation gets cranked way the hell up too. In context it should give one massively effective contrast to the rest of the film's grim and gritty realism...which I'm sure was also intentional.
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Old July 14 2012, 12:08 AM   #458
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The slowmotion and color contrast is the effect of the drug they bad guys just took.
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Old July 14 2012, 09:05 AM   #459
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I have to give the slow motion bit some credit. I don't think I've ever seen it used for gore like that before. The helmet still looks 3 sizes too big.
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Old July 14 2012, 11:19 AM   #460
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I have to give the slow motion bit some credit. I don't think I've ever seen it used for gore like that before. The helmet still looks 3 sizes too big.
the helmet is fine - it's Urban's chin that just isn't up to the job...
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Old July 14 2012, 04:40 PM   #461
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http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/168...es-dredd.jhtml

Okay, now I lost some respect for Eomer.
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Old July 14 2012, 05:56 PM   #462
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^Why? He just sounds like an average 2000AD fan to me. Why should he give a shite what Sly thinks? Not that I expect him to really disagree with Urban, he's been pretty straight up about his own dissatisfaction with the '94 film.

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I have to give the slow motion bit some credit. I don't think I've ever seen it used for gore like that before. The helmet still looks 3 sizes too big.
the helmet is fine - it's Urban's chin that just isn't up to the job...
Well there's only two ways around that: either use prosthetics and have it look very silly, or hire Bruce Campbell and...well, there's not really a down side to that one, is there?
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Old July 26 2012, 02:46 PM   #463
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Some new high quality photos

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Old August 2 2012, 09:53 PM   #464
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New poster- from original creator Carlos Ezquerra!

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Old August 2 2012, 10:09 PM   #465
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^Very The Dark Knight Rises! But cool all the same.
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