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View Poll Results: How would you rate Dredd?
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Old September 8 2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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Dredd - Grade, Review, Discuss, Spoilers

Dredd, out now in the UK, rest of the world- 21 September





Trailer- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbCfqGsXu3M
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Old September 8 2012, 12:48 PM   #2
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Re: Dredd - Grade, Review, Discuss, Spoilers

Well like Bob said in the other thread, I've never read a Judge Dredd comic in my life so I couldn't tell you how faithful it is. I can tell you it's a shitload of fun. Dredd kinda felt like a combination of Nolan's Batman and Rorschach, but better, total badass.

This is what the recent lacklustre Total Recall remake should have been like. Some great Verhoeven style violence.



Also, not gonna lie, I did spend a lot of the movie thinking Olivia Thrilby looked exactly like porn star Lily LaBeau


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Old September 8 2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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Re: Dredd - Grade, Review, Discuss, Spoilers

I did spend most of the film thinking she reminded me of someone. It wasn't the porn star though because I have no idea who she is. And only having the vaguest knowledge of Judge Dredd but it felt to me to be fairly spot on for how I'd expect it to be.

To be honest with the trailer focusing on the slow mo and the graphic violence I wasn't expecting it to be much more than a high violence B-Movie so I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the film. Given all the behind the scenes strife I've read about it's especially surprising that it turned out to be so good.
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Old September 8 2012, 02:18 PM   #4
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Re: Dredd - Grade, Review, Discuss, Spoilers

Quite a gamble releasing it so early in one part of the world. Bad word of mouth could sink it before it comes out worldwide.
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Old September 8 2012, 02:28 PM   #5
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Everything I've seen so far has been a positive 3 stars or higher. So it shouldn't kill it.
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Old September 8 2012, 02:29 PM   #6
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Wasn't too bad.

Parts didn't fit with what I seem to remember of the comics, but other than I had fun. Parts of it did remind me of The Raid but that's been said by various people when the trailer came out.

Edit - With regards to Anderson, I may have seen her in Juno and The Darkest Hour, though I don't remember her in either
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Old September 8 2012, 02:36 PM   #7
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Oh, the big nitpick I had with it was the whole idea of Slo-mo making time pass at 1% normal speed. They seriously underestimated how slow that is, if 1% was corrected then 6 seconds would be 10 minutes
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Old September 8 2012, 02:57 PM   #8
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^ Have you watched Brass Eye? My friend and I started laughing comparing it to Cake
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwylBRucU7w
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Old September 8 2012, 03:02 PM   #9
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^ Have you watched Brass Eye? My friend and I started laughing comparing it to Cake
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwylBRucU7w
"He thought he'd got a month to cross the street."
Ah, it's years since I've seen that. They so should have called it Cake in Dredd.
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Old September 8 2012, 05:05 PM   #10
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Saw it today. It was outstandingly great. May have to go see it again.

Thinking about it, I got a huge Mass Effect vibe for big chunks of the film too in terms of atmosphere and style. Which is only ever a good thing.

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Old September 8 2012, 08:54 PM   #11
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I saw it yesterday. It's a solid, well made, very violent and darkly funny action movie. I would love to see a sequel with a bigger budget and a bigger stor to allow them to really go to town with it. Urban is perfect as Dredd. A real cracker!
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Old September 9 2012, 12:08 AM   #12
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Went tonight and was more than impressed, the film had al ot going for it. Karl Urban was fantastic as Dredd and the action scenes were superbly done. The 3D was probably the worst part of the movie, I took my glasses off at times and I swear parts of the movie were 2D. Also the 3d glasses make the film look a little darker which takes away from some of the fantastic vibrant colour the director uses in certain scenes...

Hope for a sequel but a more 2D orintated sequel since it seems a tough task to find any showins in 2D.
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Old September 9 2012, 05:29 AM   #13
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The director has already said he plans on trying to do this as a trilogy with more elements from the comics incorporated into second and third movies.
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Old September 9 2012, 05:41 AM   #14
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So how much of the movie is made up of "The Raid"? Is there a decent amount of story here or is it mostly an action set piece?
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Old September 9 2012, 10:40 AM   #15
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Re: Dredd - Grade, Review, Discuss, Spoilers

I saw it yesterday and loved it, it was so badass. There were a couple of bits I didn't like, but overall it was fun and violent and a load of "oh wow that's awesome" moments.

A couple of girls I went with hated it. I don't know what they were expecting
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