Saturday, March 16, 2013

2012 - DREDD, good action film but meta violent

Another shot at the Judge Dredd cult comic book character.  The first film Judge Dredd, had Sylvester Stallone as Dredd walking around without his helmet on for most of the which was ridiculous, (even I know that Judge Dredd never took off his helmet in the comic books).
That film was also a ridiculous mess with Rob Schneider as the comic relief. 

This version was made by people who obviously knew and liked the comic, no stupid robots or hammy overacting by past their prime action stars. 

The action scenes are entertaining and exciting but you better have a very high tolerance for watching blood and brains getting sprayed everywhere because this is a very violent movie.

A highly entertaining science fiction film that did not do that well with the general public.  I believe the intense violence probably killed it with the word of mouth crowd.

95 minutes.

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