|I prefer the 1995 version|
December 27th, 2012 [6:12:02]
Rambo: This remake had nothing special.simple story...dredd and a rookie caught in a tall building killing bad guys led by a weak female villain.the production is very low budget and Karl Urban doesn't really have the masculinity that Stallone had in brainless but fun 1995 version.
I give this one 5/10 and the 1995 version 7/10
|Kicks Serious Ass|
January 8th, 2013 [5:24:01]
cress: This ain't fucking Shakespeare, folks. If you want a brawny, ballsy, action-packed 90 minutes, this is your film. Very similar in structure to "Raid Redemption", it moves at a brisk pace with some great action sequences. Karl Urban nails it as Dredd. The visuals are well-done, and enjoyed myself immensely. Fuck Sly's version, which was cheesy horseshit. No cheddar to be found in this flick.
December 28th, 2013 [3:11:20]
Rocksteddy: This film made my bones hurt, along with The Raid.
It really brought me back to the films I watched as a child, the films I remembered and familiarized with as an action flick. Scary villains along with a small, yet big idea, a badass hero, and cleverly toying with a psychic sidekick.
The violence was well acquainted with the plot, and the action (as well as the tone of the film) was gritty and intense. Every second felt like fun, yet I was pulled in by it's characters and tone. Loved every second of this flick, arguably one of the best films of 2012.
|Excellent Comic book film|
September 14th, 2015 [8:53:17]
Skullseeker: This blew away the 1995 film, genuine gritty performance and a realistic Mega City 1 backdrop. I grew up reading the comic (2000ad) and this surpassed my expectations, both in story line and performance. Karl Urban's Dredd was perfect, gnarly & violent with the 'Law' always coming first. the action scenes were phenomenal, slo-mo'ed down as if you was on the drug from the story line and I cannot think of a better ending than the one it had !
Great direction, great action scenes and lots of 'fanboy' moments (check the backdrops on repeat viewings for those 2000ad classic moments), coupled with a decent storyline makes this a winner in my books.
looking forward to a follow up......not holding my breath though, as it did not make enough money to please the investors or warrant other investors chucking their cash at it in a timely fashion.
Not every thing is about money though, sometimes it's about seeing your childhood hero played properly on the big screen. As far as I am concerned, Stallone sucked as Dredd ! The 1995 film lacked the necessary depth to come off anywhere near 'half-right' and this film goes a long way to right that wrong.
As for RAMBO's review, please forgive him he gets confused between 'Dredd' & 'Demolition man' and he is afterall, Stallone's number one 'Fan Boi'.