The Law Returns. This Time With His Helmet On! Judge Dredd!

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  1. Starkers

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    Dredd isn't neccesarily a nice guy, he is often portrayed as being better than the alternative however, and he has mellowed (a bit!) over the years.
     
  2. JarodRussell

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    Stallone's Dredd was great. The only annoying thing in it is Roy Scheider, err, Rob Schneider. Sadly, he is so annoying that it ruins the entire movie.
     
  3. Captaindemotion

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    Stallone looked the part but when he said 'I am The Law!' he sounded more like Inspector Clouseau.
     
  4. Starkers

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    Stallone was a better Dredd than a lot of people gave him credit for, but then I think it was a better Dredd film than a lot of people do :)
     
  5. Reverend

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    The first 15 minutes are great...after that, not so much. Though I do agree it seems to be treated rather unfairly by some. Honestly, it's not *that* bad a movie on it's own, but even so it's not a very good Judge Dredd movie. Oh and I've probably already said this, but Stallone taking off the helmet was the *least* of this film's problems. More than anything I feel it was symptomatic of a very basic failure to understand the character.

    As for the storyboard; not sure why they call it a chase scene. It's clearly just a transition scene of Dredd & Andersen driving to Peachtrees bloc. Perhaps they mixed it up with the *actual* skedway lawmaster chase scene at the start of the film?
     
  6. Admiral_Young

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  7. Captaindemotion

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    ^ Who, God?!
     
  8. JarodRussell

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    I will never understand that claim. Dredd is a human being, too (or does he even take a shower wearing his helmet?). It's ironic that a Stallone Dreed portrayed him that way, and that a Karl Urban Dredd never takes off the helmet.
     
  9. Captaindemotion

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    ^ He could have taken it off, it's just that we the audience wouldn't have seen it. They could do it a bit tongue-in-cheek, like an Austin Powers movie, with a series of things covering Dredd's face (as oppose to Austin's genitalia) or simply pan the camera away and film him from behind when he takes it off.
     
  10. Lonemagpie

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    Yep - there have been scenes in the comics when he's taken his helmet off, and we've only seen other characters' reactions, or him in disguise with a temporarily false face, or - in at least a couple of memorable occasions - with a "Censored" bar blocking out our view of his face!
     
  11. JarodRussell

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    Hm well that's just way too silly for my liking. "Taking me out of the movie/comic", if you will.
     
  12. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Would you expect a star like Stallone to want to hide his face for the whole film, or the studio to let that happen?

    Karl Urban's different - outside of ST XI, few people even know who he is, so they can afford to keep HIS face hidden. He's not a superstar like Stallone.
     
  13. captcalhoun

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    and the millions of squeeing fangirlies who luf him for playing the Rohan rider in LOTR.
     
  14. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ You think 'fangirlies' are going to want to see a Judge Dredd movie? :lol:
     
  15. Captaindemotion

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    ^ They definitely won't now his face is covered!
     
  16. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I just don't see "squeeing fangirlies" caring about a gritty sci-fi actioner like this one. "OMG, he's like, totally, THE LAW, ya know?" :p
     
  17. Captaindemotion

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    ^ You're probably right. But maybe it'll have vampires...
     
  18. Captain Craig

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    ^^^
    if they don't sparkle then they will not care.
     
  19. Mage

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    Same here. I'm even willing to say that Stallone has done some far acting in general. The first Rocky and the first Rambo films had some scenes in it where he really touches something.

    But, then he goes off and makes sequels that are just to horrible...... :(
     
  20. Admiral_Young

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